In 1229, King James I arrived safely on Mallorca's shores after sailing on a horrible storm. After occupying all four islands, he transformed La Palma's mosque into an impressive Gothic church. The construction began in 1230 and the cathedral was finished only in 1601. It's exterior design and the facades have been redesigned in time by other architects, including Gaudi.
The interior of La Seu is truly magnificent: the majestic "Royal Chapel", which is 25 meter long and 16 meter wide, followed by 110 walnut choir stalls, sculpted in Gothic style, the "Chapel of the Holy Trinity" and the main altar, surmounted by one enormous iron chandelier, made by Antoni Gaudi.
You must not miss the "Treasury" while visiting the cathedral, located in two capitular rooms dominated by a monumental churrigueresque-style door. It contains priceless work of arts, including an enormous gold-plated silver monstrance, two baroque candelabras made of silver, weighing 250 kilos each. Their artistic and material value are priceless.
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