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Palma City Sights (Pt. 3)

With being in Europe, there are a lot of these all over the place, cathedrals!

I got the chance of going to The Cathedral of Santa Maria of Palma, also known as, La Seu (a title used by many other churches). It was built on the site of an Arab mosque that no longer existed.It was designed in the Catalan Gothic style but with Northern European influences. King James I of Aragon started building it in 1229 and finished in 1601. La Seu overlooks the Mediterranean Sea. In 1901, fifty years after a restoration of the cathedral had started, Antoni Gaudí, a spanish architect, was asked to take over the project.

It has one of the worlds largest stain glass windows containing 1,236 pieces of glass, and measuring almost 12m across. While some of his ideas were used, Gaudí abandoned his work in 1914 after an argument with the contractor. The planned changes were essentially cosmetic rather than structural, and the project was cancelled 

soon after. 

That’s all for the Palma City Sight Series!

…keep Cruising with Cocoa 🙂

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