Founded by the Romans in the 2nd century B. C. , Palma is a little town on the Western Mediterranean Sea that goes unnoticed by many visitors every year. People stroll by its streets, they shop in its commercial areas and they take pictures from anything their eyes can reach. However, the true Palma stills hidden for them.
Join me on this tour and I will discover a town with more than two thousand years of history for you! Be part of a journey through time to get an insight into Palma’s past. Romans, Moors, Christians, Jews, military orders, kings, monks, nuns, aristocrats, ladies, liars, murderers, conspirators, pirates, brave sailors, men of letters, philosophers, plain civilians… all of them were part of the same chess board. We will meet the most remarkable places, personalities and stories that made a difference in this town.
Some say history is a boring thing. Let me prove it can be a thrilling experience!
We will explore Palma’s Old Town while we discover the most important Middle Ages’ city institutions (the old University, the first parish church built in town, the Arabian Citadel, the Merchant Guild’s Headquarters, the Royal Dockyard, the Bishop’s Palace, the Maritime Consulate). We will stroll through Palma’s Main Jewish Quarter to get an in insight into one of the most ancient cultures on the Balearic Islands.
Then we will go into the most visited monument on the archipelago: Majorca’s Cathedral. You will find out how skillful were the medieval builders that erected one of the most astonishing temples on Europe. Besides, you will have the opportunity to contemplate the magnificent work of two renowned artists: Miquel Barceló (a Majorcan sculptor and painter), and Antoni Gaudí (the most distinguished Spanish architect during the Modernist period).