The l’Almudaina palace, is a top sight in Palma. It is situated right next to the Sa Seu cathedral, and almost unavoidable to see as many guided tours starts in front if.
The palace is believed to have been here already back in Roman times in Mallorca, but we only know for certain that it was here in Moorish time (902-1231). It was just after the Catalan conquest in 1229-1331, that l’Almudaina was registered as being rebuilt.
During Moorish times, the l’Almudaina palace was the chambers of high ranked officers.
In 1300, king Jaime II changed the look of the palace remarkably, by adding its present Gothic look. Elements from the Moorish architecture has been preserved, as well as the great sphinx in the courtyard.
Both ‘lAlmudaina and Sa Seu, was built on former Moorish constructions as a sign of the Christian dominance.
Just as beautiful l’Almudaina is on the outside, just as stunning iis it on the inside! Gobelins, furniture, paintings from different periods, are exhibited throughout the entire palace.
Also, make sure to enjoy the idyllic garden, among waterfalls, flowers and trees, as the vibrant life of Palma passes by on the other side of the walls.