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Palma Cathedral continues to be a staple of Spain tours

Spain tours offer you the chance to experience some of the most impressive architectural achievements in the world. While there are undoubtedly many buildings that will stand out from the crowd, few can compare to the Palma Cathedral. Built over the course of several centuries, this sprawling structure is truly breathtaking and is sure to be a highlight of your tour of Spain

Commonly referred to as La Seu, this iconic building is situated on the Mediterranean island of Majorca and is quite a sight to behold. The architecture draws from both Gothic and Northern European influences, and its sheer size makes it stand out. Some of the pillars rise as high as 144 feet while the cathedral is nearly 400 feet long. Given its size, it's no wonder the cathedral took so long to build. Construction began in 1229 but  was not officially completed until 1601. In fact, as recently as the early 1900 there were still some renovations being done by the legendary architect Antoni Guadi. 

While the Palma Cathedral is certainly impressive from the outside, the interior is almost as striking. Most notably, the interior is decorated with enormous stained-glass windows that are an artistic achievement on their own. While all the pieces are striking, there is one window in particular that stands out from the rest.

The famous rose window contains an estimated 1,000 individual pieces - one of the largest in the world - and watching the light filter in while surely be one of the lasting impressions of your trip to La Seu. The church is also home to a museum for visitors who want a more in-depth understanding of the compelling history of this iconic landmark.

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