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Palma de Mallorca: Cathedral of Majorca

About the Cathedral of Our Lady of Majorca:

During the reign of King James II (1276–1311), construction of the building we know today began. In 1498 work on the bell tower was completed. This contains nine bells, the largest of which is known as Eloi.  During the 17th and 18th centuries, Baroque features started to appear inside the Cathedral.

Notable among these are emblematic pieces like the Corpus Christi altarpiece, the cloister and the new chapterhouse.

Bythe 20th century, the building had suffered from long-standing disrepair of the structural stonework.  This was made worse by the earthquake of 1851,  The monumental restoration of the Cathedral, with a new main façade, was the work of the architect from Madrid Juan Bautista Peyronnet.

The architect Antoni Gaudí adapted the inner space of the Cathedral to meet the new liturgical and pastoral requirements. His intervention, promoted by the bishop, Pere Joan Campins, was carried out between 1904 and 1915. This liturgical restoration recovered space for the faithful and made visible the choir’s chancel, the bishop’s throne and the Chapel of the Holy Trinity.

The most recent contribution is the adaptation of the Chapel of the Blessed Sacrament by the Mallorcan painter Miquel Barceló in light of the Second Vatican Council.

Visiting the Cathedral of Our Lady of Majorca:

Address:  Plaza de la Almoina, 07001 Palma de Mallorca

Tel: 971 71 31 33

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