CHURCH OF SANT NICOLAU (SAINT NICHOLAS)

Church of Sant Nicolau in Palma, Mallorca

Visiting the church of Sant Nicolau in Palma

The original church of Sant Nicolau, was built in the early 1300’s, more precisely between 1302 and 1349.

The church was a reaction to the growing congregation of Palma, and the parish of Santa Eulàlia, which at that time was the biggest.

The church underwent big renovation works in the mid-seventeenth century, which changed the apse and roof.

Architecture

The facade walls and the pointed arches of the portal are from the Gothic era, along with the relief of Sant Nicolau. The doors, pillars and floral motifs, however, are results of the renovation works from the 17th century.

The floor plan of the church, is a typical basilica style with single nave and side chapels on each side. The chapels, opens under vaults and lunettes from the Gothic era too.

The bell tower, is located in the apse of the church forming a hexagonal.

Special interest

1. The baroque altarpiece.

2. The Gothic painting of Sant Maginus and Sant Nicolau.

3. The silver ciborium from the Gothic era.

How to get to the church of Sant Nicolau

Palma

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.

Palma city sightseeing guide




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