Cathedral in Palma de Mallorca

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Cathedral in Palma de Mallorca

The Cathedral of Saint Mary in the Spanish port city of Palma, capital of the Balearic island of Majorca, is the episcopal church of the diocese of Mallorca. It is often simply called popularly La Seu, the Catalan expression "the bishopric".
After the liberation of Muslim rule began King Jaume I to build on the site of an Islamic mosque, the foundation stone was laid 1230. Under Jaume II., son of the Conqueror, was started from 1306 by the main apse forth the actual construction of the cathedral. They should also serve as a mausoleum for the Mallorcan royal house; Jaume II. And III. are buried here. The construction of the nave was completed in 1587, the main portal was consecrated 1,601th Work on the main façade began in 1852 and were only at the beginning of the 20th century ended.
The cathedral is 109.50 meters long and 33 meters wide, the nave measures 75.50 meters in length and 19.50 meters in the Width. The two aisles are each 86 meters long and 10 meters wide. The 14 pillars on which rests the vault, are 30 meters high, the nave reaches 44 meters in height and two aisles each 30 meters. The presbytery with the choir, also known as Royal Chapel, has a size of 34 x 16 meters. Despite the lack of "real" towers, the Cathedral is one of the most important buildings of Gothic style.

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