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Mallorca and Menorca have long been popular with tourists, but if you think it’s just bucket ‘n’ spade delights, think again. Mallorca’s capital, Palma de Mallorca, has a fascinating history, and the island’s varied landscape includes rugged mountains and a rural interior little-touched by tourism. Boutique hotels, delicious paella, and peaceful villages show there’s much more than the islands' beaches. The likes of Magaluf still supply cheap thrills, but in quiet corners of Menorca or Mallorca’s Tramuntana mountains, it all seems ages away.

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Catedral de Palma

Catedral de Palma

Famous Palma's gargantuan gothic cathedral

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Palma's gargantuan gothic cathedral

Stay.com Editors' Note

Mallorca may have been captured from the Moors by Jaume I in 1229 but the cathedral he started was to take over 300 years to complete. The highly ornate Catedral de Palma’s doorways are splendid, particularly the Portal del Mirador on the south side, overlooking the Mediterranean.

The monumental project of Catedral de Palma resulted in one of the finest Gothic interiors in Europe, rising up over 40m and supported on the outside by a distinctive series of massive buttresses.

Catedral de Palma
Plaça de l'Almoina s/n, 07001 Mallorca
Phone
34 971 72 31 30
Email
info@catedraldemallorca.org
Website
www.catedraldemallorca.info/principal/en/patrimonio/museo
Hours
Open Apr, May, Oct 10am-5.15pm Mon-Fri; 10am-2.15pm Sat. June-Sept 10am-6.15pm Mon-Fri; 10am-2.15pm Sat. Nov-Mar 10am-3.15pm Mon-Fri; 10am-2.15pm Sat