The monument of Jaime the Conqueror rises at Placa d’Espanya
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.
More interesting places to see in Palma
Bellver castle, the most beautiful view you can find
Cathedral of Sa Seu in the historic old town and historic centre
Arab Baths, ancient bath house and romantic garden
Santa Eulàlia, important and beautiful church
Military museum of Sant Carles
Joan Miro museum and exhibition hall
Baluard, museum of modern art from the Mediterranean
Palma local sightseeing guide