Monuments you can’t miss in Mallorca (Part 1)

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This beautiful island contains the most beautiful monuments that leave an indelible mark on the history of Mallorca. Whether you like art, history or just want to make your visit to this island unforgettable, keep reading!

In most of the parts of the island it seems that time really hasn’t pass at all, perhaps because of the quietness of the place or the charisma of its people that gave to Mallorca a “je ne sais quoi”

So we’ll talk about some of the richest architectural buildings that Mallorca has to offer, so that you can know a bit more about what this island has to offer.

Cathedral

It is a monument that you really shouldn’t miss, it is the only cathedral that can be seen from the sea, and has that little Gothic and majestic touch that most European cathedrals have.

Legend has it that King Jaime I ordered to the people of the village to build it as a tribute and to venerate the Virgin Mary for protecting their crew from a strong storm on their journey to conquer Mallorca.

The sanctuary of Lluc

It is considered a sacred and quite mystical place in Majorca; it is located in the middle of the Mountain of Tramuntana surrounded by forest. This sanctuary has a botanical garden, a spiritual house, restaurants, a museum and a shelter.

Besides having many archaeological remains of the cities in the area, this sanctuary is an excellent starting point for getting into the Sierra de Tramuntana and hiking or cycling.

The Castle of Bellver

This castle is definitely worth visiting, it is the only circular plant made castle in Spain and one of the oldest with this trait in Europe.

It has magnificent views of Palma, the port and the mountain of Tramuntana, and it was ordered to build by King Jaime II as its private royal residence, and each of its towers coincides with the cardinal points. Now is a museum.

If you find this information interesting, do not miss more great monuments to visit with the next part.




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