Tips for visiting Palma Cathedral

Palma Cathedral is one of the oldest and biggest Gothic museums in Europe. Located in the island city of Palma, it is famous for its architecture and history.

Visiting such an important monument requires keeping a few things in mind. Here are a few tips to remember for when you visit Palma Cathedral. 

1. Keep in mind Visiting hours

When you visit Palma Cathedral, it is important to remember a few things.

Visiting hours for Palma Cathedral are only mornings, from 10 am to 2:15 pm, Monday to Saturday.

This is good because you can use all the light through its great Gothic Eye from dawn until noon.

Palma Cathedral is a catholic cathedral, which means there are days it remains closed. Remember to check the days the cathedral is open to avoid disappointments.

2. Keep an eye out for gothic architecture

Keep an eye out for gothic architecture
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Many visit Palma cathedral for its gothic architecture.

The Palma cathedral is one of Gaudi’s most notable works. Along with the influence of Barceló, it is one of the most prominent gothic structures in the world.

The main highlights of the cathedral include Gargoyles, spikes, its altar and navel, among many others.

If you wish to see this gothic beauty in its fullest glory, we suggest you book a guided tour.

3. Absorb the history of the monument

Absorb the history of the monument
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Palma Cathedral is the reason for Mallorca’s popularity. It was built by the Spanish royalty after the island was taken over by the Moors.

It is the resting place of the Mallorcan kings and the episcopal seat where the Bishops of Urgell are seated.

If you wish to unravel the history of this famous cathedral, it would be highly beneficial for you to book a guided tour.

4. Do visit Palma Cathedral’s roof

Palma Cathedral’s roof
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Constructed using the famous sandstone of Mallorca, pale golden in the sunshine, the roof dominates the Palma skyline and presides over the city.

You could enjoy the Gothic style of the cathedral by viewing the decorative features such as gargoyles, railings and spires.

If you visit Palma Cathedral’s terraces, you will enjoy a panoramic view of the whole city and the sea.

5. Look at the Rosette

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The large rose window of the cathedral of Palma de Majorca is known as “the eye of the Gothic.”

Palma Cathedral’s rose window measures 13.8 meters in diameter and contains 24 equilateral triangles and 1,236 pieces of glass, making it the largest Gothic Rosette in can

Twice a year, it lights up and forms the number 8, sacred to the Catholics.

If you visit the cathedral, you should check out the glorious rose window.

6. Try the Mallorcan food

The island city of Mallorca is known for its liveliness, ambiance, people and, most importantly, food. 

Palma is an island city, which means the seafood there is a class apart. You should taste some of it.

The food in this island city is so popular that Sobrasada and Ensaïmad, two famous dishes, are given geographical protection.

Some of the best sellers in dishes offered by this city include  Coca Mallorquina, Coca de Trempó & Trempó Salad, Pica Pica and Tumbet. 

7. Cruise in the Balearic sea

Cruise in the Balearic sea
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If there’s one thing that the Mallorcans know, it is to live in the moment. 

Don’t miss out on the opportunity to hop on a cruise in the Balearic sea and enjoy the sun, along with good music and food.

If you’re feeling adventurous, you should most certainly book a cruise off the shore of Mallorca.

We recommend booking the Palma de Mallorca: Palma Bay Boat Tour with Snorkeling.

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