The cathedral of Palma, Sa Seu, is perhaps the biggest sight in Palma, and a trademark of the entire island.
This amazing cathedral, measures 135 meters in length and is 44 meters tall, which makes among the highest Gothic cathedrals in the world.
Sa Seu was built between 1229 and 1601, the works started immediately after the Catalan conquest. It is built on top of the former mosque of Palma, that used to be here during the dominance of the Moors (902-1229).
In front of the cathedral, you will find a park with a lake. This was planned in a such way, that lights from the sun and moonlight, would reflect on the cathedral, making it visible from far out.
Looking at this beaty from the outside, see the doors, they are made by Majorcan architect Guillem Segrerà, who was also the man behind the beautiful old market building in Palma, La Llotja.
When inside this massive and almost overwhelming construction, notice the light coming through the rose window made from more than 1200 pieces of glass, lightening up the cathedral in hundreds of colourful nuances.
During the beginning of the 20th century, Catalan architect Antoní Gaudi, was given the honour of restoring parts of the ierior of Sa Seu. Unfortunately, Gaudí died before finishing the job, but the beautiful iron candelabras and his unfinished “Crown of Thorns” are still to find here.
The Sa Seu cathedral, is perhaps the most remarkable construction in the Mediterranean district, and a must-see attraction on Mallorca!