The Cathedral known as ‘La Seu’ is the most striking and fascinating building that you see when you enter Palma.
Overlooking the harbour, La Seu lies in the oldest part of the city, situated between Almundaina Palace and the episcopal palace in Palma. The cathedral was initially constructed in 1230 on the orders of King Jaume I and it took almost four centuries to build. The cathedral was opened in the early 1600s. Prior to the construction of the cathedral the site where it is built was a mosque from the time of the Arab conquest of Spain.
In the 1900th century 50 years after the opening of the church, an earthquake hit Mallorca and it caused such damage that further work was required to renovate it.
The Cathedral is a Gothic Roman Catholic church with an impressive size. It is 121 meters long, 55 meters wide and its nave is 44 meters tall. The cathedral is a must visit for any tourist in Mallorca and if you are lucky and catch the sun falling through the rose window on a bright morning, every corner in the Mallorca cathedral lights up like a rainbow and you will understand why it is commonly referred to as ‘The Cathedral of Light’.
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