Discover the history of Palma with its fascinating Gothic route

An exciting itinerary to discover the history and art of the city of Palma

Palma has a unique heritage since King Jaume I conquered the Madina Mayurka of the Moors in 1220 and introduced European customs, religion and architecture.

Travel to the Middle Ages and discover its most precious treasures, such as the historic Iglesia de Santa Margalida church, the Sant Jaume parish church, the wonderful gargoyles of the Iglesia de Santa Eulalia church and the impressive cloister of the Sant Francesc monastery. Take course to the sea and be surprised by the Santa María Cathedral, the Seu. Its window rose is the largest of a gothic cathedral. Also impressive are the Royal Almudaina Palace, the beautiful pillars of the Lonja, the Consulado del Mar, the monumental Conjunto Monumental de Santa Creu complex and three kilometers away,  Bellver Castle with the best views onto the sea.

Route points

01

Cathedral La Seu - Catedral de Mallorca (Palma de Mallorca, mallorca)

The jewel in the crown of Palma

Majorca Cathedral, built between the 14th and 16th centuries, is the jewel in the crown of Majorcan Gothic architecture. It is also home to important works of art from different periods (Gothic, Renaissance, Baroque and modern).


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Castle Bellver (Palma de Mallorca, mallorca)

A unique Gothic castle

This castle was built in the early 14th century in Gothic style with an original circular shape. It includes the old rooms of the kings of Majorca, the City History Museum, a collection of classical sculpture and the cell where Gaspar Melchor de Jovellanos was detained.


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Venue Palau Reial de l'Almudaina (Palma de Mallorca, mallorca)

A palace with a long history

The Almudaina Royal Palace has changed a lot since Roman times, through Moorish and Christian times, as the residence of the kings of Majorca. Especially noteworthy are the parade ground, the palatial chapel of Santa Aina, in Gothic style from the 14th century, and the ‘Gran Saló’ (Large Hall) of the Royal Palace.


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Venue La Llotja (Palma de Mallorca, mallorca)

Commercial building, in Majorcan Gothic style

The Lonja de Palma is a commercial building in Gothic style, from the first half of the 15th century. It was built by the most important architect-sculptor in Majorca, Guillem Sagrera.


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Museum Diocesà de Mallorca (Palma de Mallorca, mallorca)

A must-see museum for religious art on the Island

Inaugurated in 1916 and remodelled in 2007, the Museu Diocesà de Mallorca houses an important collection of religious art spanning from paleo-Christian times to the 20th century


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Museum Mallorca (Palma de Mallorca, mallorca)

A museum for in-depth knowledge of the history of Majorca

The Majorca Museum has significant holdings of works of archaeology and art on display at its main building, the baroque style Ca la Gran Cristiana. In its rooms, the visitor can traverse the history of Majorca from prehistory to the 19th century.


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Church Basílica Sant Francesc (Palma de Mallorca, mallorca)

Medieval Franciscan church with a Baroque facade and a Gothic cloister

The San Francisco de Palma church is a good example of Gothic architecture. It was built between the 13th and 14th centuries and holds the tomb of Ramón Llull. On the other hand, the façade was rebuilt in Baroque style throughout the 17th century. The most important element is the Gothic cloister, which is unique in the Kingdom of Aragon.