Mallorca cathedral was built between 1230 and 1600 and thus has parts which are Renaissance despite most of the building is gothic. Locals from Mallorca refer to the Cathedral as “La Seu”

The cathedral’s proportions alone make an immediate impression on visitors.  It is 6,600 square meters, holds 87 gothic glasses and 7 rose-windows (2 of them are quite impressive and one of them is the largest of all Rose-windows in the world!)

As it is the case for many other Cathedrals in Spain, the Mallorca cathedral was built in the place where an ancient Mosque stood.

Outside the cathedral, the Puerta de la Mirador with late Gothic carvings and the Northern portal, the Puerta de la Na are worth seeing.

Inside the Cathedral. There are 16 chapels. the Capilla Real and the Capilla de la Trinidad have tombs of Mallorcan kings and most of the chapels have splendid baroque altars.  The interior is stunning and a surprise awaits the visitor: Antoni Gaudi, the master mind behind the Sagrada Familia in Barcelona, worked between 1904 and 1912 in the interior of the Cathedral, specially in the Altar, but disagreements with the local contractor ended the cooperation and his project unfinished. We are however lucky since a twisting, eccentric structure hangs from the ceiling at the front altar.

The Cathedral holds a museum (free access) with religious artwork.

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