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Palma de Mallorca Cathedral Audio Guide | Majorca

Guide to Mallorca's history and Palma's famous Cathedral

by NorthSouth Guides

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Audio Original
Running Time
1 Hr. 10 Mins.


Mallorca's (Majorca's) history in a nutshell (22 mins + Map 1) A journey through the history of Palma from the first known human settlement to the present day. Palma de Mallorca Ramon Llull

Centred around a discussion of the arrival, dominance, effect and eventual demise of the four main cultural periods (Talayotic, Roman, Arab and Christian) it serves as an excellent basis for the audio guide, helping to put the historical sites you will visit, in a more chronological order.

It also includes some light-hearted anecdotes few people know about the island and its people! 

The Almudaina Palace & Museum (10 mins + Map 2) A detailed history of one of the oldest buildings in Palma, which now serves as the official residence for the King and Queen of Spain. It includes the palace's construction and function over the years, and a highlighted tour of its timeless museum.

The Cathedral of Palma de Mallorca (15 mins + Map 3) A full history of Mallorca's Cathedral, which is the jewel in the crown of Mallorcan (Majorcan) architecture and one of the most famous Gothic buildings in Europe. I discuss its conception, the trials and tribulations of its construction and some of the resulting paradoxes. A large part is dedicated to the last two, large scale reforms of the Cathedral, directed by the Madrilenian architect Peyronnet and the legendary Antonio Gaudi respectively.Palma de Mallorca Cathedral Main Portal (Majorca)

 Finally, I take a closer look at the architecture itself with an analysis of each facade and the three main portals. The Mirador Portal on the south side, representing one of the most important groups of Gothic sculptures in Mallorca (Majorca).


Palma de Mallorca Cathedral Interior (17 mins) A detailed walk-through tour of the Cathedral's museum which includes a generous collection of Medieval, Gothic and Baroque art and some unique religious pieces pertinent to Mallorca's (Majorca's) religious heritage.
The guide continues through the interior of the Cathedral where I touch on the 16 chapels running along its sides but concentrating mainly on the two main chapels at the front - The Chapel of the Trinity and The Chapel Royal. It is here that Gaudi's genius is most evident.

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