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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  • Iconic building on Mallorca - a must see if you are in Palma. The unusual design an interior layout makes this a unique building. The design work by Gaudi certainly adds. 
    Iconic building on Mallorca - a must see if you are in Palma. The unusual design an interior layout makes this a unique building. The design work by Gaudi certainly adds.  more »
  • Amazing! We went at 7 on Sunday evening and got to attend the weekly mass which was a nice and interesting experience 
    Amazing! We went at 7 on Sunday evening and got to attend the weekly mass which was a nice and interesting experience  more »
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  • A beautiful Cathedral and well worth a visit. But save yourself €4 and don’t bother with the audio guide. I never get these and prefer to just wander around, but my wife got them. Audio quality is fine, but an hour later and I’m still looking for the effin’ bell tower it tells you about at the start and mentions over and over again. Some good info on it you might not otherwise read though. Rant over, come and see this beautiful building, it really is worth a visit. 😎
  • First the actual building is phenomenal. Such a beautiful building with its entirety of characters and strong features, surrounded by the fortified walls and cannons, over looking Palma seafront. Inside is as grand as expected, from the gold guilding, the marbled floors and walls, to the heavily artistic tombs, crypts and pictures laid about the Cathedral. It's a picturesque collection of art, religious artifacts and history all within the impressive stone walls. The admin however to enter is less than delightful, it's a QR code to pay through the main door at £18 for 2 adults less balcony viewings. However the QR code is intermittent at best, and once through can take up to 30 mins for receipt of tickets. We got sent to the main front desk 300m away then back to main door 2x as each "aide" said it was the others area to solve. Finally sorted when a manager listened and saw our confirmation text even though no tickets had come through. Over 20 people had this issue about us. There is no facilities less toilets( it's a cathedral not a mall) however 1 small shop on exit for the gifts for the visit.

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