Church of Santa Margalida is located close to Placa d’Espanya in Palma
The origin of the Santa Margalida church goes all the way back to 1238, when it was erected by the Franciscan monks here in Palma.
The church underwent renovation works in 1341 and 1374, and then in 1967 it underwent severe restorations.
This was also the time, when it was turned into a church for military personnel. Today, this place is a hospital for people with Alzheimer decease.
Architecture of Santa Margalida
The ground floor, is a rectangular nave and side chapels on each side, typical basilica style like you see other churches in Mallorca.
The chapels has irregular floor and ribbed vaults.
Special interest in the church
The first chapel on the left side, you will see the tomb of Guillem de Torrella (1267), who was the right hand of king Jaume I under the conquest of Mallorca in 1229-31.