CHURCH OF SANTA MARGALIDA
Visiting the church of Santa Margalida in Palma
The origin of the Santa Margalida church goes all the way back to 1238, when it was erected by the Franciscan monks here in Palma.
The church underwent renovation works in 1341 and 1374, and then in 1967 it underwent severe restorations.
This was also the time, when it was turned into a church for military personnel. Today, this place is a hospital for people with Alzheimer decease.
Architecture of Santa Margalida
The ground floor, is a rectangular nave and side chapels on each side, typical basilica style like you see other churches in Mallorca.
The chapels has irregular floor and ribbed vaults.
Special interest in the church
The first chapel on the left side, you will see the tomb of Guillem de Torrella (1267), who was the right hand of king Jaume I under the conquest of Mallorca in 1229-31.
How to get to the Santa Margalida church
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.