Catedral de Mallorca, Palma de Mallorca

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Standing proudly in the middle of the city, Catedral de Mallorca is a Gothic building with sandstone walls and flying buttresses that seemingly rise right out of the sea. Dominating over its surroundings, the building is 121 m (397 ft) long and 55 m (180 ft) wide and was constructed on a massive scale. Designed in the Catalan Gothic style, with numerous Northern European elements, the cathedral was begun in 1229 on the site of a pre-existing mosque, but finished only in 1601. Famed architect Antoni Gaudí participated in a renovation project at the beginning of the 20th century. Managing to complete only a few of his grand ideas, Gaudí quarreled with the contractors, then suddenly abandoned the project. Nevertheless, this vast cathedral remains a major architectural landmark well worth visiting. Use our Palma de Mallorca trip planner to add Catedral de Mallorca and other attractions to your Palma de Mallorca vacation plans.
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  • Beautiful and well worth a visit. Also worth the extra Euro 5 pp to go up to the terraces. Great views of Palma and the sea from there. 
    Beautiful and well worth a visit. Also worth the extra Euro 5 pp to go up to the terraces. Great views of Palma and the sea from there.  more »
  • This Cathedral is a stunning gothic building just near the port or Palms. We took the Cathedral and Terrace tour and it was lovely, the only bit of advise I would give is that to get up to the... 
    This Cathedral is a stunning gothic building just near the port or Palms. We took the Cathedral and Terrace tour and it was lovely, the only bit of advise I would give is that to get up to the...  more »
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  • This is the major sight of downtown Palma and is great place to visit. It is the only cathedral where you can see its reflection in the sea (apparently). There are two ticket types available - €8 for the "museum" (not special) and the main part of the cathedral and €20 for a ticket that includes going up to the point where the flying buttresses meet the church wall. We started with the cheaper option but went back and paid the difference to enable us to go up to the overlook - you have 137 steps to tackle first but then you can walk the full length of the church on both sides and get great views across the city. It is worth doing. It opens at 10:00 and it is worth getting there early if you want to see the nave while it is still quiet.
  • It's a big cathedral that has had a lot of money put into it. Dress code is strict if you buy tickets at the gate, my wife couldn't get in because her shoulders were showing, but I walked in and saw daisy dukes, halter top and mid drift showing. My wife later said all those going through the online ticket lines had no issues getting in. So on hot days dress proper even though God made us naked.

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