The uniqueness of Mallorca Cathedral makes it a building of unequalled beauty, surprising everyone who visits it.
It is located on the foundations of the city founded by the Romans of Palmaria (123 BC) and on the Muslim mosque of the period of Medina Mayurqa (903 - 1229).
From the outside, its Mirador façade, in Levantine Gothic style, stands out for its harmony and beauty. Its location, facing the sea, welcomes visitors. In the past, the sea reached the walls, and the cathedral was reflected in the sea. Today, the Parc de la Mar and its lake, a symbol of the sea, remind us of this.
Its interior is notable for its height and light, and its large rose window, with a surface area of more than 100m2, is one of the largest in the Christian world.
It took almost three hundred years to build: starting with the chancel in the second half of the 13th century until the Main Portal was blessed in 1601.
During all this time, the cathedral has undergone numerous restorations, the most significant of which was the mark left by the Catalan architect Antonio Gaudí. Between 1904 and 1915 he reformed the interior of the Cathedral. As a result, the Cathedral acquired a unique and unrepeatable personality after this renovation.
In addition, between 2001 and 2006 the Mallorcan painter, sculptor and ceramist Miquel Barceló (Felanitx 1957) renovated the Chapel of the Holy Sacrament inside the Cathedral.
Undoubtedly, the Cathedral of Mallorca, La Seu, is one of those stops that you cannot miss during your stay in Mallorca.
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Behind the main altar, in the Chapel of the Trinity (first construction phase of the cathedral), with a Mudejar coffered ceiling, is the image of the Cathedral's patron saint, Our Lady of La Seu. On both sides, the tombs of King James II and James III, first and last king of the privative Kingdom of Mallorca (1276 - 1349).