Church of Saint John of Malta

baroque facade of saint john of malta church in palma mallorca

About the church of Saint John of Malta

The origin of this temple, goes back to the 13th century. It is situated in the harbour area of Palma not far from the impressive Gothic building of La Llotja.

The building was completely changed during the 18th century, giving it its current Baroque look. You can clearly see balanced lines and order, that characterizes the Baroque stylistic.

If you look at the main entrance portal at the facade, you will see characteristics of Italian classicism in the simple yet beautiful decorations.

In the main facade, you can also see the figure of Saint John in the tympanum, and above the rose window the well-known Maltese cross.

Today, the church is in possession of the Theatine order.


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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.

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