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  • 1 Palma's Cathedral Recommended Recommended

    Religious buildings

    Pl. del Almoina

    The cathedral dominates the seafront with its elegant and original form underscored by the vertical lines of its buttresses topped with pinnacles. Started in the 14C, it is one of the finest works of the late Gothic period. Note the finely decorated ..

  • 2 Sa Llotja Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Pg Sagrera

    Sa Llotja is a Commodity Exchange built in the 15C to plans drawn up by the Majorcan architect Guillermo Sagrera. The building appears to be fortified but includes an open gallery like a covered way. The merlons and turrets are more decorative than d..

  • 3 New Spanish Village in Palma Interesting

    Museums and art

    Carrer Poble-Espanyol 55

    The Poble Espanyol is a showcase village with replicas of Spain's most typical houses. It aims to faithfully replicate, with great attention to detail, famous buildings: Myrtle Courtyard (Grenada), El Greco's house (Toledo), a Castilian Plaza Mayor e..

  • 4 Bellver Castle Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Camilo-José-Cela 17

    Built in the 14C, Bellver Castle offers a unique view across the bay. Once the summer residence of the Kings of Majorca, it later became a prison. The writer Jovellanos was imprisoned here from 1801 to 1808. A keep dominates the astonishing circular ..

  • 5 Museu d'art espanyol contemporani Interesting

    Museums and art

    Sant-Miquel 11

    This Museum of Contemporary Spanish Art (March Collection) is housed in what was formerly the head office of the March Bank, a regional style residence (18C). Its permanent collection includes more than 70 pieces by 52 contemporary Spanish artists. I..

  • 6 The Almudaina

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    The former fortress of the Wali (Arab governor), the Almudaina, was remodelled in the 14C and 15C by the Kings of Majorca. It is now one of the residences of the King of Spain. Inside, several rooms have been restored and elegantly furnished (Flemish..

  • 7 Saint Eulalia's Church

    Religious buildings

    The Saint Eulalia Church was built in the 13C and 15C. The interior is distinctive for its lofty central nave in very plain Gothic style. In the first chapel to the right is a fine 15C altarpiece.

  • 8 Church of Saint Francis

    Religious buildings

    Pl. Sant Francesc

    Built in the 14C and 15C, the basilica is a blend of the Gothic and Renaissance styles. Its façade, rebuilt in the late 17C, is decorated with a huge Plateresque rose window and a Baroque doorway, with a tympanum that is the work of Francisco Herrera..

  • 9 Cal Marquès del Palmer

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    It was in the heart of the aristocratic Carrer del Sol that the Marqués del Palmer's house was built in 1556. Its impressive stone façade has been blackened by time. On the first floor, the Renaissance decoration of the windows softens the starkness ..

  • 10 Palma's Arab Baths

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Carrer Serra 7

    The Arab Baths is the only building still intact to remind us of the Moslem presence in Palma, then called Madina Mayurga. They were used after the Reconquest by Jews and Christians without suffering any damage. The classical cupola, lit by bull's ey..

  • 11 Palma's Diocesan Museum

    Museums and art

    Mirador 5

    The Diocesan Museum houses in particular many Gothic works. These include the remarkable Saint George (1568) by Pere Nisart, who, with Alonso de Sedano, introduced the Flemish style to Mallorca: the Saint felling the dragon is portrayed before Palma ..

  • 12 Former Sea Consulate

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Pg Sagrera

    Built at the beginning of the 17C and decorated with a Renaissance gallery, the former Sea Consulate was the seat of the maritime mercantile court. The Presidency of the Autonomous Community of the Balearic Islands is now installed here.

  • 13 Solleric Palace

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Pg del Born 27

    The Solleric Palace is typical of the architecture of wealthy 18C Majorcan houses. It opens onto El Born through a façade decorated with an elegant gallery. Going round the building through a narrow passage, you will find the most balanced patio in P..

  • 14 Berga House

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    The Berga House is a stately old residence built in 1712. Today it houses the law courts. Although the stone balconies on either side of the door make the façade a little heavy, the huge interior courtyard reproduces the typical layout of Majorcan pa..

  • 15 Pilar and Joan Miró Foundation

    Museums and art

    Carrer Joan-de-Saridakis 29

    The Pilar and Joan Miró Foundation was born from the couple's desire to give Palma a living cultural and arts centre. In the shadow of Son Abrines, Miró's home since 1956, the Star Space designed by the architect Rafael Moneo accommodates works beque..

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