Palma Cathedral "Le Seu"
If you’re already here, or planning a holiday to Mallorca, make sure you fit in a trip to Palma Cathedral. Referred to sometimes as ‘Le Seu’, The Cathedral of Santa Maria of Palma is a breathtaking, Gothic Roman Catholic cathedral in the heart of beautiful Palma, the capital of the Balearic Islands.
Driving through Palma it truly is a magnificent sight to behold, overlooking the cosmopolitan Port, it landmarks the City and dominates the City skyline. Having driven past it countless times over the years, I decided to see what inside had to offer and I was not disappointed.
Take the electronic talk tour to gain a deeper insight to what you are seeing and the history behind it and you will feel like you’ve taken a step back in time! Afterwards, wander into the historic lanes of old town Palma for some Tapas and a glass of local wine.
What a wonderful way to spend an afternoon! Check out what other people have to say about Palma Cathedral on TripAdvisor, with over 4000 glowing reviews and currently number 1 out of 136 things to do in Palma, you will want to go see for yourself!
Brief history of Palma Cathedral
Palma Cathedral was built on an existing Mosque. The first stone foundations were laid on New Years Day in 1230, after Jaume I had promised to build a great church, if he landed safely, after encountering a terrible storm as he sailed towards Mallorca. It was not an easy promise to keep!
The Cathedral took over 400 years to build. It was hit by an earthquake in 1851 and even this century has been worked on by famous Architect Gaudi. In my opinion, that is what makes Palma Cathedral so special. Different eras of architecture bring together a special story behind the Cathedral and it really is a sight to see, walking around the gothic quarters, recognising the Gaudi touches, the typical Mallorcan sandstone walls.
Boasting 1236 pieces of stained glass window, the Rose window is one the largest in the World!
Palma Cathedral Opening Hours and Admission Charges
During winter months (November to March) Palma Cathedral is open Monday to Friday from 10am to 15.15pm and Saturdays 10am to 14.15pm
From April through to September, Palma Cathedral is open Monday to Friday from 10am to 17.15pm and Saturdays 10am to 14.15
Check the official website for Palma Cathedral for latest opening hours or updates. Prices for admission are usually between 5 and 7 euros.
The views from all around the Cathedral are stunning.
Being able to see the beach and sea as the backdrop to this dramatic building is very special. If you get the opportunity to stay until the sun goes down, you will see the Cathedral lit up spectacularly at night.
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