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Palma Museums and Cultural Sights

The Cathedral
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This impossing and striking cathedral at the heart of Palma is called La Seu, it was commisioned by King Jaume I in 1230.

La Seu is considered one of the most beautiful churches in the world. The famous Catalan architect Antonio Gaudí who designed some of the interior modifications, said it was “the greatest and most perfect achievement of gothic style in terms of harmony, construction and mechanics”.

Its stunning location fronting the Old Town, with the Parc de la Mar infront and looking out accross the bay is a must see sight.

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Bellver Castle
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Bellver Castle is undoubtedly one of the major sights in Palma, this original Gothic designed building was commisioned by King James II of Mallorca and built around 1300.

There are breathtaking panoramic views of the bay from this stunning circular castle, three kilometres from the city centre, on top of a hill surounded by wooded parkland, 112 metres above sea level.

This world heritage site with its circular coutyard and four towers to represent a compass, is seen as an innovative and genuinely unique work of architecture.

Closed Monday - Entrance fee - * Free entrance on Sundays

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Es Baluard - Modern Art
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The Es Baluard is a museum of modern and contemporary art. It is a stunning conversion within the city walls with magnificent panoramic views over the Old Town, Marina and bay... with a fabulous Gallery shop, cafe and restaurant.

A permanent collection of over 600 works from the 19th century to the present day, including paintings and sketchbooks by Miro, and ceramics by Picasso. There are always interesting temporary exhibitions and activities too.. 

Entrance fee for adults, under 12yrs free, discount if you arrive by bike!
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The Almudaina Palace
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The Almudaina Palace is situated next to the La Seu Cathedral and was originally built as an Arabian Fort but became the official royal residence in the14th century. The Spanish royal family still use this palace for state ceremonies and receptions, now staying at their private residence at the Palace of Mairivent on the outskirts of Palma.

Highlights include the Royal Chapel of Santa Ana, the Great Hall and the Palau del Rei. Venue for classical concerts.. Closed Mondays.

Entrance fee €7 - consessions - *Free 5-8pm April-Sept (EU citizens)

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Mallorca Museum / Arab Baths
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Mallorca Museum
Found in the Old Town this small 'Museu de Mallorca' traces back the culture & history of Mallorca with island artifacts & works of art, set in a 17th-century palace built on the foundations of one of Mallorca's earliest Arab houses.Closed Sunday's & Bank holidays

Entrance free

Arab Baths
Just round the corner from the Museum are the Arab Baths, they are one of the few remaining examples of Moorish architecture in Palma and date back to a period between the 10th and 12th centuries. Entrance fee € 2.50

 

La Lonja
   

A 15th century Gothic former maritime trade exchange with dramatic arches and occassional public art exhibits, it sits in view of the Marina and bay on a cobbled square surrounded with outside cafes and seafood restaurants, it has given it's name to the surrounding area of narrow lanes and squares, close to the sea front and the old town, with it's many bussling bars and eateries.

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Museu de Jugeta
   

A collection of international toys from all generations...
Activities for children as well as a great Restaurant and Bar.

Tue - Wed 9.30 - 5 & Thurs - Sat 9.30 - 00:30

Closed  Sun/Monday - Entry 3.5€, 3€ for pensioners & 2.5€ for children

Carrer de la Campana 7

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Train to Soller
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The Soller railway has been running since 1912 between Palma and Soller, this hour long scenic trip on this vintage train rolls through valleys of orange groves between the mountains and the sea, to this pretty town near the north west coast, making this a popular day trip...

..Then catch the 'Orange express' tram from Soller, once used to transport oranges, down to the beautiful bay of Port de Soller..

*Tickets are only sold at Palma station on the day, in cash and cannot be pre booked, so its worth arriving early at busy times.

Tickets from around €32 for a round trip offer - More information..

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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