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Royal Palace of La Almudaina

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Royal Palace of La Almudaina

To the west, near the cathedral -- therefore ideal for a double dip of Gothic landmarks in Palma -- is the Royal Palace of La Almudaina. The palace complex started as a Moorish alcazar (the building structure of the upper floor is partly of Arab origin) before the Mallorcan kings arrived here in the 14th century. Today the Almudaina palace serves as the official residence of the Spanish royal couple during their visits to Mallorca.

If you afford the price of admission (Wednesdays are free to EU citizens), you will encounter a remarkable labyrinth of chambers, corridors, and courtyards. Impressive draperies and royal paintings adorn the ancient walls. From the terrace there is a beautiful view of the harbor. Of particular interest is the upper level, with the queen's study rooms overlooking the sea and the main hall with a gigantic drapery.

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  • Description: The foundation of the beautiful and magnificent palace which is located directly across from La Seu consisted of sections from a Moorish fortress, which during the 14th century was built as a residence for King Jaume II. The builder was Pere Salva, who also built the castle Bellver. Portraits of Spain's royals through the centuries are hanging on the stone walls of the cave-like rooms. There is also a collection of tapestries and furniture dating back several hundred years. La Almudaina is now the second most important building on Majorca, second only to the cathedral and today it serves as the military headquarters and residence of the Spanish royal family. When the family visits Palma, this is where they stay, and then the Spanish flag outside is flown. Open: Apr-Sept Mon-Fri 10-18.30, Sat 10-14 Oct-Mar Mon-Fri 10-14/16-18, Sat 10-14 Sundays closed. Admission: €3,20, Children 0-5 years free (Wednesdays are free for all EU citizens, so remember your passports)
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    very beautiful location!
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    On Wednesdays european citizens have free entry (don't forget your ID)
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    Great maze of chambers, passages and courtyards. Impressive draperies and royal paintings. From the terrace you have a beautiful view of the harbor.
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