CHURCH OF SANT MIQUEL
Visit the church of Sant Miquel (Saint Michael) in Palma
The church of Sant Miquel is, along with the churches of Santa Eulàlia, Santa Creu and Sant Jaume, among the oldest churches of Palma.
The church of Sant Miquel, is dedicated to Miquel Fabra, professor in theology and confessor of king Jaume I (James I the conqueror), who conquered Mallorca and Valencia. He also took great part in the conversion of heathens.
The church is supposedly built upon the former main mosque of what was once Medina Mayorque (Palma’s name under Islamic rule).
The only remains from the old Gothic church from the 13th and 14th centuries, is the main facade with the rose window, the two eyes and the relief of Saint Michael.
During the 17th century, the church underwent serious renovations, giving it its present Baroque style.
1. the main altarpiece, is a work of Francisco Herrera and pays special tribute to Saint Michael, Saint Gabriel and Saint Raphael.
2. In the 3rh chapel on the right side, you will see a painting of Mary with her child. This painting, was brought here by Jaume I after the conquest, and a symbol of the patron of Palma.
How to get to church of Sant Miquel
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.