CONSULATE OF THE SEA

building of consulate of the sea in Palma Mallorca

Visit Consulate of the Sea

The Consulate of the Sea was ordered established by king Jaume II, who in 1306 authorized the creation of this to resolve disagreements between merchants and sailors. However, it wasn’t until the reign of Jaume III, ruling as minor under the regency of his uncle Philip in 1336, that the king named two consuls for this purpose. In 1344, King Peter the Ceremonious renewed the consulate according to the consulate of Valencia, that had been established in 1283 and was the first of its kind.

The consulate grew to become an important part of Palma, especially because of the market building and chapel of La Llotja, which had great importance to the trading between merchants.

On the main floor there is a gallery with five segmental arches with ringed columns and a balustrade; this gallery has five doors with triangular pediments. On the side looking towards La Llotja is the old chapel of La Llotja, completed in a Gothic style.

How to get to the building

Palma

Palma is the capital of Mallorca and seat of the Balearic government. Palma was founded during the occupation of the Roman empire, about 123 BC, and later developed by the Moors and Catalans. Palma has several times been awarded best place in the world to live; it is a city of great diversity, cultural heritage and commercial activity, making it an attractive city to a broad audience. Palma is one of the best places in Spain to go shopping, all the new arrivals from other Mediterranean capitals arrive here before other places in the world, plus, there are hundreds of local specialty boutiques.

The rich history of Palma has left an incredible amount of landmarks and points of interest to discover i.e. the Arabian baths, the cathedral, the Bellver castle, the Almudaina palace etc., as well as hundreds of other unique constructions perfect for sightseeing in the city.

Palma city sightseeing guide




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