On the short drive from the Airport to the Southwest of Majorca, there’s one illustrious monument that always catches the eye. The Cathedral of Santa María, that has stood just a few feet from the Mediterranean Sea since the 14th Century, boasts an incredible history, an emphatic gothic style and stands tall above most buildings in the Majorcan capital. In an ever-growing city that exudes energy, culture and sophistication, it is the one place that is easily the most famous. And there’s another reason to visit… Twice a year there’s an extraordinary spectacle of light where people flock to see the a short but fascinating scene. There’s always a plethora of exquisite events and activities to enjoy on your family holidays in Majorca, get ready to make a myriad of marvellous memories with your loved ones.
When you think of Palma de Mallorca, it is the cathedral that puts the city on the map. Palma Cathedral, also referred to as La Seu in the city, was originally a Mosque during the Moorish rule of the island before King James of Aragon ordered the creation of this Gothic style cathedral in heart of the city in 1229. This emphatic religious site is like no other, standing 44 metres tall making it the second highest Gothic Cathedral, whilst the grand Palma Cathedral entrance also gathers a lot of attention. And inside Palma Cathedral matches the exquisite exterior design of the building. A wealth of artefacts and the fascinating stained glass windows which are the reason behind the Fiesta de la Luz. The price to enter is usually 7€, however for the light show there is FREE entry to the Cathedral!
From the outside and within, you can find the Palma Cathedral Rose Window, which twice a year projects a stunning coloured impression below the main window of the cathedral which creates a visual spectacle unlike any other. The Light festival can be witnessed on the 2nd February (02/02) and 11th November (11/11) each year, early in the morning between 8 and 8:30am.
It’s quite simple to get to Palma by bus from Santa Ponsa and Palmanova with the lines 102, 104, 107 and 111 passing through the towns regularly.
So what better way to start the palindromic date of 02/02/2020 with a bi-annual spectacle in the heart of the island’s capital, followed by some of the things to do in Palma de Mallorca.
Things to see in Palma de Mallorca
So whilst you’re potentially in the city, why not make the most of your Day Trip to Palma?
There’s so many things to do in Palma, a city that’s rich in a wealth of sectors. With a wealth of bars and restaurants in Palma, you can find an endless choice of cuisines to sample. The cathedral is not the only prestigious attraction you can find in the city. The lovely La Lonja which was once a trade centre from the 15th century is a delightful area to enjoy a drink and admire the yachts in the port, just a few metres from La Seu. If you walk behind the cathedral, you can find some of charming alleyways of the Old Town which give the capital so much character, and lead to the city’s main square, Plaza Mayor. Next to Plaza Mayor you can take a stroll up the enchanting La Rambla, which boasts a plethora of luscious flower stands to admire along the way. There are also a couple of beaches in Palma de Mallorca where you can relax within a short walk of the cathedral, at which you can find a couple of exclusive beach clubs. Whilst there are always upcoming events in Palma that feature an interesting combination of activities with Majorcan culture.
Although you may not be able to lock your eyes on the Palma Cathedral Rose Window until your next family holidays in 2020, there’s plenty of reasons to visit the Palma Cathedral at Easter. Combine your Majorca family holidays with a day trip to Palma and discover the rich culture and history of the beautiful city. Regardless of which of the destinations in Majorca you wish to visit, there is also ways something special to experience. Make your All-inclusive holidays in Majorca extra special with your loved ones.
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