The Cathedral of Santa Maria of Palma
Built by the Crown of Aragon on the site of a Moorish-era mosque, the cathedral is 121 metres long, 55 metres wide and its nave is 44 metres tall. By way of comparison, the height of the central nave reaches 33m in Notre Dame de Paris, 38m in Reims, 42m in Notre-Dame d'Amiens and 48m in Saint-Pierre de Beauvais, the highest of all Gothic cathedrals. Designed in the Catalan Gothic style but with Northern European influences, it was begun by King James I of Aragon in 1229 but only finished in…
Sa Capelleta Santa María de l’Olivar
Sa Capelleta Santa Maria de l’Olivar is a hidden church situated on the road between Soller and Fornalutx, three kilometers from Sóller. Sanctuary has a fairy-tale architecture and it is unique. It is a popular trail – you will find the signpost from and to Soller for walkers. Sa Capelleta Santa Maria de l’Olivar was built in 1943 and 1944. The complex also includes the pilgrimage chapel “Sa Capelleta”, which has the architectural style of Antoni Gaudí.
he Black Madonna of Lluc
The founding legend of Lluc tells of a Moorish shepherd boy named Lluc (Catalan for "Lukas"), whose parents had converted to Christianity. This is shortly after the Christian reconquest of Mallorca in 1229 on a Saturday afternoon between the rocks on the bank of the creek behind the present sacristy of the Sanctuary of Lluc there worshiped the dark statue of Mare de Deu de Lluc ("Our Lady of Lluc") have found.