Palma de Mallorca, the “Pearl in the Mediterranean” is a very diverse and exciting big city. Whether culture, shopping, relaxing, sports, beach life, nightlife or what else the visitor expects from a big city. Palma de Mallorca fulfills all wishes…
The capital of Mallorca is located on the 20 km long bay Badia de Palma. Seen from the sea, the city panorama looks like a theatrical backdrop. From far away you can already make out the magnificent cathedral La Seu. Palma is home to about 400000 people, which is more than half of the total population of Mallorca. People in Palma live not only from tourism. Many jobs are offered by the administration, banks, airport and port, as well as crafts and industry.
Palma’s magnificent 14th-century cathedral is known as La Seu and is a must-see landmark in the Mallorcan capital. This impressive golden sandstone building cannot be missed: one of the tallest Gothic structures in Europe, it dominates the Parc de la Mar, a unique sight for those arriving by sea.
This cathedral was built on the site of a mosque, which was
stood next to the royal palace La Almudaina during the Moorish rule. The story of La Seu began when King Jaume I was on his way to the island: fighting the rough sea, his fleet of ships and sailors were in great danger, the young king made an oath that he would build a massive cathedral if he succeeded in driving the walls from the island. His successful endeavor should be visible to everyone.