Monday & Friday at 10 a.m
Start mín. 5 people
12€ Children (under 11)
Start mín. 5 people
2,5 hours (aprox.)
Cathedral of Mallorca
Guided tour of the Cathedral of Santa Maria
This Cathedral tour starts in front of the walls of Palma, at the Portal Mayor (main façade) from where we will contemplate its great architecture and its relation with the walls and the Mediterranean Sea.
During this visit we will learn about the origins of the city of Palma from the arrival of the Romans to the present day. We will take a closer look at the evolution of the cathedral, its names, its history, architecture, art and some of the most surprising curiosities of one of the most spectacular Gothic cathedrals in the Mediterranean. When was built the main temple of Palma de Mallorca? How is the Cathedral of Mallorca? Who built the Cathedral of Mallorca? Where is the cathedral? When did Gaudi work into the Cathedral? All these questions and much more will be answered on this guided tour!
In addition, we will continue our route through the streets of the medieval city, contemplating some Mallorcan patios, the parish church of Santa Eulàlia, the royal convent of Sant Francesc, the Plaza de Cort, part of the Jewish quarter and we will finish in the Plaza Mayor (the old headquarters of the Holy Inquisition tribunal).
What to see during the Cathedral tour?
First, we will explain the exterior architecture and then we will get into the temple through the Portal de l’Almoina, the northern side, and we will visit first the museum of the cathedral and the two chapterhouses where we will find some relics, tombs and a collection of Gothic paintings.
Once, visited the museum, then we will get into the temple.
Already there, we will have the opportunity to enjoy and contemplate the structure, light and space of the Cathedral and we will show you some of the most important interventions such as Antoni Gaudi’s work (1904-1914) and the contemporary art of Miquel Barceló (2007)
All of it combined with curiosities about its construction, history, graves and magical light phenomenons that only happen twice a year…