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Palma's cathedral



Anyone who visits Palma will be amazed of the great monuments and the wide variety of tourist attractions that this city can offer, Palma's cathedral is definitely one of them. Palma's Cathedral is a gothic and Roman Catholic monument considered as one of the most important, and an amazing Palma's Monument. Its construction started in 1229 by order of the king Jaime I de Aragon and it finished 400 years later in 1601.

This amazing monument has 121 meters long, 55 meters wide and 44 meters high. Palma's Cathedral is located in the old city of Palma just above an ancient Roman town. The highest part is definitely the bell tower where one can find nine bells among which we can found the famous N'Eloi that has a diameter about two meters and weighing of more than 5700 kg.

During its existence, Palma's Cathedral suffered many catastrophes, but the main was definitely the great earthquake in 1851, where most of its facade collapsed, but it was not long for restoration works began. In 1901,50 years after the earthquake, Antoni Gaudí, who was a famous Spanish architect, was invited to take over the project, but he abandoned his work in 1914 after an argument with the contractor. Inside the building, one can find many beautiful constructions, among which we can mention the chapels of St.Peter, St. Joseph, All Souls Chapel, St. Sebastian, Corpus Christi Chapel, Chapel of the Virgin of Charity, St. Antonius of Padua and many others more. However, Palma's Cathedral is definitely a monument that anyone can't fail to visit.

 Address & prices
 Hours Year-round: Sat 10:00am-2:30pm; Jun-Sep: Mon-Fri 10:00am-6:30pm; May & Oct: Mon-Fri 10:00am-5:30pm; Nov-Mar: Mon-Fri10:00am-2:30pm
 Location Carrer Palau Reial
 Phone 97-172-31-30
 Prices Free admission to cathedral; museum and treasury 3.50€ ($4.55)
 Website www.catedraldemallorca.org

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