Palma - A beautiful coastal Town in Spain
Palma is the capital of Mallorca and the largest city of the Balearic Island in Spain. It often called Palma de Mallorca, situated on the south coast of Majorca on the bay of Palma. According to the 2009 census, out of the total population of the entire urban area which is 621,000, almost half of the populations, approximately 401,270, live in Palma. Palma is stylish and bursting with life. Its trendy restaurants, cafes, shops, and nightlife attract tourist round the year
The city itself is a blend of beauty and color which delights the minds of tourists. The main attractions and shops are built around the wide range of Gothic cathedral down by the seafront. This area of the Palma known as the old town, it is full of Castle ruins, museum and galleries depicts the heritage of the city and on the other side nature parks; golden beaches; botanical garden and astonishing cave formations give the modern twist on ancient past of the city. There are most visited attractions in Palma, attracts thousands of visitors to have the fun of scenic beauty of the Palma.
The Royal Palace of La Almudaina
The Royal Palace of La Almudaina is the palace in Palma. It was claimed as a royal residence in the early 14th century. Before Restoration, it has many empty rooms but when King James II started restoration, his design plan included the Romanesque chapel of Saint Anne which is opposite of dramatic Palma Cathedral with the commanding views over the bay of Palma. Now a day, Palace has been used for the ceremonies and state receptions purpose. The royal family having their summer residence in the Palace of Marivent on the outskirts of Palma.
La Seu is a Roman Catholic Cathedral radiates the glory of the city with its beautiful and magnificent architecture. The cathedral is about 121 meters high, 55 meters wide and 44 meters in height. The design of Cathedral follow Spanish Levantine-Gothic and in southern French Gothic style. The entrance of the Cathedral is through the side door passing by a small museum, which is known as Majorca Museum or Museo De Mallorca; it is believed to be the best museum on Balearic Island, display superb collection of prehistoric artifacts. The 13th-century High Gothic church of Santa Eulalie is located in the northeast of the town hall. The origin of the church is not very clear, although origin may be facilitated by a leper who traveled the Camino de Santiago route which passes through the area. Initially, the church has been funded by an offering of Queen Berengaria of Castile, wife of King Alfonso IX of Leon. Since the thirteenth-century church has undergone numerous renovations after it was damaged in Spanish civil war by Arson. The church has a nave with a square apse with entrance, featuring rich Romanesque decorations.
Cala Agulla, Cap de Formentor, Pilar and Joan Miró Foundation, Port de Soller, beaches and many more places; Events and site attractions really make Palma the most beautiful town in Spain. No matter what time of the day or weak of the day tourist always find something or other to do there and love to visit again and again.
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