ESGLÉSIA DE SANT BARTOMEU DE SÓLLER
Visit the beautiful neo-Gothic church in the main square of Sóller
This is one of the most spectacular church constructions on Mallorca, because of the many architectural styles of its exterior.
The first chapel of Sóller, was built already in the first half of the 13th century after the Catalan conquest.
On the left side of the church (facing the front), on Carrer Joan Baptista Ensenyat, you will notice a thick fortified wall. This wall was built in the 16th century, as a direct consequence of the most brutal pirate attack in the history of Sóller in 1561.
The church construction as you see it today, was built between 1688 and 1733, and designed by Joan Rubió i Bellver, who had Antoni Gaudí as his master.
At each side of the main entrance, you see pillars with angel sculptures on top of them. These angels protect Sant Bartolomé in the middle, who is the patron saint of Sóller.
The artwork of the facade, is a Neo-gothic inspiration, in a very special grey color. This grey color comes from limestone from the Sóller valley.
The rustic looks of the limestone, brings the artworks to live, giving the church a personality.
Inside the church, beautiful Baroque and Gothic altarpieces are at display.
How to find the church of Sant Bartomeu in Sóller
The church is situated at the main square of the town, impossible to avoid.
Sóller is known as one of the most beautiful and scenic areas in the Tramuntana due to its fertile soil and location in a warm valley. For centuries, Sóller has been the main cultivator of oranges and lemons in Mallorca, which has brought great fortunes and prosperity to the area manifested in the many imposing mansions within the town border. The rich diversity in flora and fauna, cultural heritage and great location, makes Sóller the perfect destination for your vacation or a visit. Sports, sightseeing, gastronomical experiences, atmosphere, beaches and hiking are just some of the things to do in Sóller.
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