Palma De Mallorca

Exploring the Inspiring Art, Architecture and Culture of Palma De Mallorca, Spain

Off the southern coast of Spain on the island of Mallorca, the city of Palma de Mallorca delivers breezy Mediterranean scenery, a plethora of art, perfect weather, Blue Flag beaches, and gastronomic surprises that have transformed this capital city into a year-round destination. The labyrinthine cobblestone streets lead to old-world cafés, modern boutiques, and historical attractions, including the Catedral de Mallorca, locally known as La Seu, and the island’s impressive underground Cuevas del Drach. Noteworthy museums and galleries, such as the Miró Mallorca Fundació and the Gerhardt Braun Gallery, showcase famed artists and promising unknowns.

The historic City Center of Palma de Mallorca, Spain, is filled with buildings that have retail shops and restaurants on the ground floor and residences above, in the distinctive southern Spain-architectural style with large bay windows.
A residence designed by Antoni Gaudí in the early 1900s in Palma de Mallorca, Spain.
This former palatial residence is now owned by a major Spanish company for use as offices.
The massive Santa María cathedral, a Gothic landmark begun in the 13th century, overlooks the Bay of Palma and, on the left, the adjacent Moorish-style Arab fortress was converted into a royal residence (Royal Palace of La Almudaina).

The 13th-century Catedral de Mallorca (La Seu) (Cathedral of Santa Maria of Mallorca) is prized for its Gothic style and intricate architectural details, including more than 60 colorful stained-glass windows and a central rose window that floods the interior with colored light. The tombs of Kings James II and James III of Mallorca are in the Royal Chapel.

The altar of Catedral de Mallorca (La Seu) (Cathedral of Santa Maria of Mallorca), was redesigned in the early 1900s under a commission by Antoni Gaudí, Palma de Mallorca, Spain.
The large southern side-chapel was redesigned in the Modernist style in 2007 under commission by a Japanese architect who chose to present an underwater theme for the chapel, Palma de Mallorca, Spain.

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