CHURCH OF OUR LADY OF PERPETUAL SUCCOUR
Visiting the church of Our Lady of Perpetual Succour in Palma
The church was founded by Augustinian monks, who came to Palma de Mallorca in the 15th century.
Our Lady of Perpetual Succour, is an icon adopted by the Augustinian friars, who represents the blessed Virgin Mary.
The church was inaugurated in 1669, and built on top of a former church.
A visit to this church, is a msu if you have interest in religious art, because of the impressive collection of Baroque art works decorating the interior.
The ground floor, is a single nave with side chapels on each side with balconies and balustrades.
1. The chapel of San Nicholas of Tolentino, designed by Francisco Herrera. This chapel, has seven altars and an octagonal floor plan, and a copula ceiling with the most outstanding example of ‘Horror Vacui’ art style painted in the ceiling of it. The horror vacui style, is defined as “fear of empty space”, and is highly detailed art works.
2. The 18th century Baroque main altarpiece, whose outline is by the renowned artist Juan Francisco Aragón
How to get to the church of Perpetual Succour
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.