The Majorca Cathedral, known by the locals as the Seu is unique in the world for many reasons. One of them, the most famous, is because it is the only gothic cathedral that faces the sea. In fact the location is privileged within the city of Palma because it is facing the Mediterranean sea, next to the capital’s port and protected by ancient walls which until fairly recently, stopped the waves from reaching the cathedral. Today this piece of land, which was reclaimed from the sea, is a large park and maritime promenade, used every day by tourists and residents to enjoy the wonderful climate of the island.
However, the Seu is also famous because between 2001 and 2006 the artist Miguel Barcelo undertook a complete renovation of one of the most emblematic chapels: Saint Pedro or the “Santisimo” chapel. Barcelo completed an extensive reconstruction of the space, designed the furniture and glass which, with the entrance of natural light, emulated underwater light. The great work of the artist can be seen in the form of a large ceramic mural, made with pieces elaborated in Napoles, which represent the act of the Eucharist.
The motive represented by Barcelo in the Seu is the miracle of Jesus with the multiplication of the bread and fishes, something that the artist used to give free reign to his imagination and ability to decorate everything with the most spectacular marine fauna.
If you are staying at one of the hotels that Protur have in Majorca or you are organizing your 2016 holidays on the island, do not forget to include in your plans, a visit to the Seu because it is really worth it. The entrance to the temple is free if you are going to a religious ceremony but to calmly enjoy his art, you will need to pay an entrance fee, which also includes a visit to the diocese museum of Majorca. To know the visiting times, you just need to consult the official web site of the Cathedral.