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.