Palma through History

Join me on this tour and we will discover a city with more than two thousand years of history!

 

Founded by the Romans in the 2nd century B. C.,Palma is a little town in 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 still is hidden to most of them.

Be part of a journey through time to get an insight into Palma’s past. Romans, Arabs, 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 institutions from the Middle Ages (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 in the Balearic Islands.

To finish with, we will visit the most famous monument in the Balearic Islands: Mallorca’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 Mallorcan sculptor and painter), and Antoni Gaudí (the most distinguished Spanish architect during the Modernist period).

 

 

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