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World > Spain > Mallorca-Palma-de-Mallorca
City Guide Mallorca-Palma-de-Mallorca
Catedral de Palma de Mallorca
A jewel of the Gothic era facing the sea. This building, which was begun under the reign of Jaime II, consists of a single plan with three naves. Trinidad (Trinity) chapel lies in the main nave, in which the bodies of James II and James III lie. The most notable elements of the façade are the Mayor doorway and the South doorway (Mirador), that is distinctive because of the sculptures by Guillermo Sagrera that lie around it. The beauty of the Mirador doorway is spectacular due to its decoration with geometric and vegetable motifs, while the Mayor doorway is set upon four majestic columns. The Cathedral of Palma de Majorca has a total of 9 bells in the tower. The bell called ''N''Eloi'' stands out because its size. It measures 2 metres in diameter and weighs 4,517 kilos. Timetables: Worship. Services: Guided tour
The capital of the island of Majorca, famous for its beaches and beautiful sea, has a beautiful historic quarter, deeply marked by history. The cathedral, the Palace of Almudaina, the fish market and Plaza Mayor are some of the places where visitors will have to stop. Fishing boats, pine groves and palm trees complement the most beautiful monuments. The coastal landscape of the island is graced with coves, beaches and cliffs. Inland there are typical Majorcan towns, as well as sierras 15,000 metres above sea level. A beautiful, diverse landscape, as well as a rich cultural life, are most inviting to a journey through every last inch of Majorca, as well as through the pleasures of its excellent cuisine.
Getting Around
Bus 1) Palma (E.M.T) Runs 22 lines in & around Palma all of which stop at Plaza Espana. Click here for Palma Transports web site - 2) Airport - Palma. E.M.T Bus Line 17. 3) Coaches, inter town services This is undoubtedly the most economical way to visit the island. Various bus companies run services between Palma and the rest of Mallorca, as well as between the different villages. In Palma, there are four streets from where you can catch buses. All of them are located near Plaza Espara. Taxi In the city of Palma, fare is calculated by a meter plus supplement (airport, port, extra luggage, extra passengers etc.). Inter-Village tariff applies to the rest of the island. Each taxi driver carries the tariff table, so ask to see the price if you have any doubt. Libre/Lliure means vacant. Mileage: 72 pts per Km. (higher price applies between 9pm and 6am) Local Trains There are two railways in Mallorca. The one for Soller is a great way to enjoy the spectacular view of the Tramuntana Mountain Range. Ferrocaril de Soller (Palma - Soller) Pza. Espana. Tel. + 34 971 72 20 51 Ferrocaril de Mallorca (Palma - Inca - Sa Pobla) Palma - Es Pond d''Inca - Marratxi - Sta. Maria - Consell/Alaro- Binissalem - Lloseta - Inca - Llubi - Muro - Sa Pobla Pza. Espana. - Tel. + 34 971 75 22 45
By air
Sant Jordi Airport Airport of Palma. Tel. + 34 971 26 41 62 Flight information: Tel. + 34 971 26 26 00 / 67 20 92
By ferries
Trans Mediterranea Muelle Peraires, s/n. Tel. + 34 971 40 07 45 Naviera Mallorquina Moll, 11. Tel. + 34 971 71 01 53 Estacio Maritima Moll de Peraires. Tel. + 34 971 40 50 14