What to see in Mallorca

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Mallorca Places And Charm, Spain

Palma de Mallorca

Although the appearance of this city was forever changed by the excessive use of cement at the turn of the century, Palma de Mallorca retains considerable architectural riches, including baroque buildings and gothic churches, such as the city's cathedral also known as La Seu, a symbol of the city built over four centuries, whose interior was remodeled by the great Antoni Gaudí.
In fact, a visit to the interior of this cathedral should most definitely not be missed: the canopy by Antoni Gaudí and the elaborate, light-filtering windows create a spectacular impression. There is a fee to visit the cathedral.

The Palau de l'Almudaina is a fortress that was originally built by the Moors and later converted into a residence for post-Reconquest kings. It is located near the cathedral, and it is closed on Sundays.
Opposite the cathedral, the old Arab quarter is a jumble of alleys and elegant buildings to admire on your way to the Banys Arabs, the Arab baths, one of the few remaining examples of the city's Arab period. The baths were built between the tenth and twelfth century onto earlier Byzantine-Roman structures.

After taking a break in Plaça Major while enjoying a panoramic view of the city, choose the most deserving Castell de Bellver . Originally built as a royal residence, this castle currently hosts Palma's history museum and the Despuigdi classical sculpture collection. It is one of the few castles in Europe built on a circular plan.
To get to it, there are several bus lines that end at the Joan Miró station (Gomila). By car, follow Calle Camilo José Cela to the parking lot. Open every day (shorter hours on Sundays and holidays).

Author:Nozio



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