Jaume I the Conqueror

statue of king jaume the conqueror of aragon on a horse on placa espanya in palma mallorca

Jaume I (James I), was the king who conquered Mallorca from the Moors.

With 11,000 men and 300 horses, Jaume I docked in Santa Ponca in September 1229, and on December 31 the same year, Mallorca was conquered.

The last Arab governor who surrendered Mallorca, was Abú Yahya, whos son Jaume I kidnapped and baptized. He was also named Jaume, and later on became the first Baron of Gotor in Catalonia.


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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.

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