The Cathedral of Mallorca (Basílica de Santa María de Mallorca), also known as La Seu, is one of these places to visit during your holiday in Mallorca. This visit is included in all travel guides and is known all over the world. What many people but also among the locals do not know is that there is the possibility to visit the terraces of the cathedral. Would you like to know how to visit the terraces? We will tell you more about it.
Please note first of all that the terraces cannot be visited all year round. Only from the beginning of May to the end of October can we climb the roofs of the Cathedral. So we can make this visit if we travel to Mallorca within these 6 months.
To visit the terraces you also have to climb a series of stairs and sections that are not easily accessible. For this reason, it is not a suitable visit for people with reduced mobility or those suffering from cardiorespiratory diseases, or for children under 12 years of age.
Another important point when visiting the terraces is that you must book the visit in advance online. On the official website of the Cathedral of Mallorca there is an area where you can book tickets. On this website there is a calendar with the days and times of availability (always 20 people per visit). Each ticket costs 12€, which is really worth it.
An advantage of the secured visiting time is that it helps us to plan the day in advance and to know when we are leaving from our villa in Mallorca. When making your reservation, you are advised that you must be at the meeting point (Portal de la Almoina Plaza de la Seu s/n) 15 minutes in advance.
Once we have climbed the 215 steps, we can enjoy one of the most impressive views of the whole city (with a complete 360-degree panorama). But during the hour that the visit lasts, we will not only enjoy the view of Palma de Mallorca, but also the architecture of the Cathedral from a unique perspective. During the visit we can walk back and forth between the spectacular buttresses of double arches that elegantly support the walls of the building. We can also admire the bell tower and, up close, one of the wonders of Spanish Gothic: the Rosetón, the highlight of the Cathedral.
The visit ends with a final surprise: after the tour to the terraces (and at no extra cost) you can enjoy the inside of the Cathedral (an entrance to the inside of the Cathedral costs € 8). If you are travelling to Mallorca in October, remember that the Cathedral closes at 17:15 hrs.
This would be a great opportunity to plan this excursion during your holiday in Majorca.
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