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La Seu

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Кафедральный собор — настоящий ориентир с уникальной системой освещения и выдающийся пример готической архитектуры Пальмы-де-Майорки. Собор принадлежит к постройкам XVII века, но первый камень Кафедрального собора был заложен на месте древней мечети еще в 1231 году. Сам собор несколько раз перестраивался, и в XX веке архитектор Антонио Гауди взялся за внутреннюю отделку собора и систему внешнего освещения. Теперь в архитектурный ансамбль входит художественный музей с выставками местных живописцев, дворец мавританских правителей, а также главный музей собора с уникальным экспонатом — ковчегом Истинного Креста из благородного металла и отделкой из драгоценных камней. Собор имеет 121 метр в длину, 55 метров в ширину и 44 метра в высоту. С него открывается вид на Парк-де-Ла Мар и на Средиземное море, и защищен древними крепостными стенами.

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