The cathedral: the crown jewels
Palma Cathedral (‘La Seu’) alone makes a trip to the city worth it. Of course, we are talking about one of the most spectacular Gothic cathedrals in the world, in a location that is nothing short of extraordinary, with its silhouette reflecting in the Parc de la Mar and wholly defining the skyline of the city.
Inside, you will be struck by its expansiveness and light, the result of the work carried out by Antoni Gaudí, who opened up large windows and moved choirs and altarpieces to transform this cathedral into an elegant, bright and open space. The main rose window contributes to this dazzling multi-colour effect. It is the largest rose window in the Gothic world, as it spans 11 metres in diameter and is made up of over a thousand colourful pieces. The baldachin or chandelier by Gaudí and Jujol, with 33 hanging lights, is worth a special mention. And to the right, the legacy of another unique and universal artist: the ceramic mural by Miquel Barceló. The work is at once vibrant, enveloping, physical and monumental (12 metres tall), Mediterranean, Mallorcan and of both the sea and the land. Simply extraordinary.