Palma Cathedral, potted history and lots of pics!

The Cathedral of Santa Maria of Palma, more commonly referred to as La Seu is a Gothic Roman Catholic Cathedral.

It’s located high above a man made lake that offers spectacular views of the impressive, towering spires of the epic edifice. It was started in 1229 but only finished in 1601.

Its glorious golden sandstone exterior is present from every corner of Palma and dominated the skyline from every angle.

It sits high above the man made Parc de le Mar where Palma residents while away the hours people watching and sunning themselves.

Construction of Palma Cathedral is said to have been ordered by King Jaume I in 1230, just a year after this Christian crusader conquered the island.

Built on top of a mosque, the process of erecting Palma Cathedral lasted around three hundred years, stretching from 1301 to the seventeenth century.
Parts of the Cathedral were designed by Antoni Gaudi, but his contributions are limited as he stopped his involvement due to an argument with the contractor.

Next up – the wooden train through the mountains to Soller. A step back in time!

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