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Palma Cathedral Mallorca

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The magnificent cathedral at Palma de Mallorca, the foundation stone was symbolically laid on NewYears Day 1230.

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A: La Seu Cathedral in Palma de Mallorca

by Michael Pop, 10 meters away

La Seu Cathedral in Palma de Mallorca

B: Palma Cathedral Interior

by Andy Bryant, 20 meters away

Palma Cathedral Interior

C: Palma Mallorca cathedral

by Michael Pop, 30 meters away

Palma Mallorca cathedral

D: Palma Cathedral Treasury

by Paul Miller, 30 meters away

The treasury features a priceless inventory of items including the two huge 18th century candelabras ...

Palma Cathedral Treasury

E: Courtyard in Palma Cathedral Mallorca

by Paul Miller, 40 meters away

Behind the treasury the courtyard has a blend of Moorish and Gothic details depicted in its airy terr...

Courtyard in Palma Cathedral Mallorca

F: La Seu

by Alexey Ermakov, 40 meters away

Кафедральный собор — настоящий ориентир с уникальной системой освещения и выдающийся пример готическо...

La Seu

G: La Seu Cathedral in Palma

by Plamen Penev, 50 meters away

La Seu Cathedral in Palma

H: Cathedral seen from Parc De la mar in palma

by jan dolk, 70 meters away

Cathedral seen from the parc de la mar.  Pightarc de la mar is a popular hangout place for the citize...

Cathedral seen from Parc De la mar in palma

I: Palma de Mallorca Cathedral

by Majorca, 70 meters away

One of the most emblematic monuments of Mallorca is its Cathedral. You can take a look at it arriving...

Palma de Mallorca Cathedral

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