Majorca Travel Guide

CHURCHES. Churches, convents, monasteries and oratories are in such number that we will only list the most important ones.

Church of St. Eulalia: Built in the 13th and 14th centuries. Consists of three naves supported by 18 columns and covers an area 57 meters long and 27 meters wide. Restored of late, its facade has been reconstructed and the building now has a spire. The side facades are Gothic. Inside are some interesting paintings especially a Gothic altar screen in the first chapel from the right. The high altar is Roccoco. Apart from the Cathedral it is the largest and the most important church in Palma.

Church of the Sacred Cross: It is in the 15th and 16th century Gothic styles. It has one nave and there are some features of recent construction. St. Lawrence’s crypt is remarkable. As far as Gothic is concerned it is the oldest example of the style in the city. It is very small, situated under the High Altar and the entrance is in the street of same name,

Church of St. James: It is of good proportions and displays but a single nave. It was begun in the 14th century and completed in the 19th. It was founded by the Kings of Majorca.

Majorcan Manorial House bedroom.

Church of St. Michael: Situated on the site where the ancient Mosque stood, it was consecrated on the very day of the Conquest. The present church is not very old. Inside can be seen the image of the Virgin of Health, a superb piece which King James carried on board his ship and deposited here on entering the city.

The Church of St. Margaret: This ancient convent is situated at the end of San Miguel street. It was founded in the 14th century by the king Jaime II. Once, used as a warehouse, now restored and declared national monument.

Church of St. Nicholas: It dates from the 14th and 15th centuries. Although now reconstructed, its main door dates from that period.

St. Peter & St. Bernard is a small oratory with “fantaisiste fagade. Here is to be found the asylum or hospital for poor and disabled priests. Its courtyard is remarkable and one of the most representative in the city.

Montesion is a centre of secondary education. It has been very well restored by the Jesuits. The Baroque entrance to the church itself is worthy of note on account of its originality. It contains the tomb of St. Alonso Rodriguez together with a very remarkable altar screen.

Church of El Socorro. A 15th century building, it is chiefly remarkable on account of its spire and St. Nicholas Chapel with its richly ornamented cupola.

Former convent of St. Anthony in St. Miguel Street. The church, elliptical in shape, is small and the Florentine style dominates. A fine piece of work of the late XVIII century, it is the only one in Palma displaying fresco paintings. To have it always closed is regrettable. In orden to visit it, one should apply at the vestry of San Miguel church almost opposite.

Saint Clair convent: A typical feature of the town because of the entrance patio. The humble church completes the ensemble.

Convent of Saint Magdalen (23). A finaly balanced building with high cupola. Although of very old foundation the construction is of XVIII century. The incorrupt body of Santa Catalina Tomas is kept here in an urn. The Majorcan saint was a religious nun of this convent in the XVI century.

Convent of the Conception. It was formerly the stately mansion of the Zaforteza family. The facade is chiefly remarkable for her gothic panes (finestres coronellas) recently restored and restituted to the original construction of XIV century. In the cloister are several gothic paintings, a baroque patio and a remarkable refectory of XV century.

Casa Veri courtyard.


Majorca Travel Guide

Majorca Travel Guide

Majorca Travel Guide

Majorca Travel Guide

Majorca Travel Guide

Majorca Travel Guide

Majorca Travel Guide

Majorca Travel Guide

Majorca Travel Guide

Majorca Travel Guide

Majorca Travel Guide

Majorca Travel Guide

Majorca Travel Guide

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