The Palma de Mallorca Cathedral (locally named “The Seo”) is a clear example of late Gothic Catalan style. Its privileged situation on a promontory of the island from where you see the sea, giving to the church an unique Mediterranean character.
Best known for the reform that took place Gaudí in its structure in 1904, this building now has more than eight centuries. Construction began in the twelfth century, almost certainly replacing an old mosque, and the final draft was carried out two centuries later.
Although the architects of this temple were the Spaniards Jaume Mates and the famous teacher Guillem Sagrera, the construction of south facade was directed by Pere Morey.
This part of the cathedral, called “El Mirador” is a Gothic facade according to the North, also called Almoina, and with impressive arches.
The main portal, built in 1601, belongs to the late Renaissance, while the main facade is neo-Gothic, built in 1855 and supersedes the old.
Special mention is required for the Blessed Sacrament Chapel (Pics 24 thru 31) in which the artist Miquel Barceló spent 7 years of which two or three were spent doing hundreds of tests in order to get the proper technique for execution.
The work was technically very complex, almost completely covering the 300 square meters of the chapel and was built in Naples (Italy). Furthermore, Barceló had to measure the space by applying a laser light spot every 20 cms. to define all the asymmetries.
The pottery corresponds to a single piece and works like a puzzle that has been installed on the wall from the natural cracks and on which also left recorded his palms and those of his children.
The building measures 6,000 square meters of area spread over three naves. Each is separated by tall columns and light weapons, which work together. Being one of the most important cathedrals of Spain, is at the same time the second tallest Gothic cathedral in Europe.