Religious Walking Tour in Palma de Mallorca, Palma de Mallorca (Self Guided)

A visit to Palma de Mallorca cannot be complete without exploring its main religious sights. Palma is full of fabulous churches and parishes that are truly worth seeing. This self-guided walking tour will take you to the most prominent places of worship, that should definitely not be missed when in Palma.
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Religious Walking Tour in Palma de Mallorca Map

Guide Name: Religious Walking Tour in Palma de Mallorca
Guide Location: Spain » Palma de Mallorca (See other walking tours in Palma de Mallorca)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 7
Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.6 km
Author: DanaU
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Church of Santa Eulalia

1) Church of Santa Eulalia (must see)

Built in the 13th century, the Church of Santa Eulalia is a fabulous place of worship in Palma de Mallorca. It is dedicated to the patron-saint of Barcelona – a thirteen year old girl who was tortured and later beheaded by the Romans. The first meeting of the General Grand Council of Mallorca was held here, and it was also the place where Prince James, son of James the Conqueror, was recognized as the successor of Mallorca.

Later, the church underwent some changes to include the rosace and the carving of Saint Eulalia above the entrance, the work of Guillem Ferrer. In 1893, Joan Sureda i Veri restored the facade of the church giving it a more modern look.
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Church of Sant Nicolau

2) Church of Sant Nicolau

Dating from the 14th century, the Church of Sant Nicolau is an old parish church full of history. It is located at Carrer de Sant Nicolau in Palma de Mallorca. The original church on this site was built in 1302. Later, between 1309 and 1349, the new church appeared. In the late fifteenth century the Church of Sant Nicolau had to be restored as its nave had been damaged. The main facade and both portals date from the same epoch. In 1681 another restoration works take place, this time completely changing the apse and the decorations.

The main portal of the church is decorated with plant motifs. The frontal depicts the image of Sant Nicolau, dating from the 17th cenutry. Of special beauty is the Gothic altarpiece created in the 15th century and represents St. Nicholas by Miguel de Alcaniz.
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Parish Church of Sant Jaume

3) Parish Church of Sant Jaume

The works on the Parish Church of Sant Jaume began in 1327. Built in Gothic style, the church had a cross-vaulted nave and the arch-stones were decorated with the coats of arms of the families who donated money for its construction. The portal dates back to 1776 and is in baroque style. In 1870, the church was seriously damaged, but has been recently restored. Today, you will see a beautiful rose window at the front of the church and gilded altars inside.
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Church of Santa Magdalena

4) Church of Santa Magdalena

Located at Plaça de Santa Magdalena, next to the Convent of Santa Magdalena de Palma, the Church of Santa Magdalena is another impressive place of worship in Palma de Mallorca, dating back to the 14th century. It has been constructed in baroque style and in 1740 it has been completely rebuilt keeping its original design. It is the place where you can find the remains of Santa Catalina Tomàs. She was an orphan with a difficult childhood. Catalina was brought up in the house of her uncle, where she worked as a servant and a shepherdess. At an early age, the girl wanted to join the religious life. Thus, at the age of 12, she went to the Convent of St. Mary Magdalena with a request to become a nun. But, due to her age, the Convent refused and Catalina sat down on the stone, which has survived until present day, and said she would not move away until she was accepted into the monastery. It is also believed that Catalina was a mystic and prophetess.
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Parish Church of Sant Miquel

5) Parish Church of Sant Miquel

Once you decide to visit Palma's most prominent religious sights, the Parish Church of Sant Miquel should definitely not be missed. Located at Carrer de Sant Miquel, the church was built on the site of a mosque in the 16th century. After the conquest of Mallorca, Jaume I held the first mass at the Parish Church of Sant Miquel.

The church has a barrel vaulted nave with rib vaulted side chapels. Its altarpiece, with an image of St Michael. is a baroque work by Spanish painter Francesc Herrera.
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Church of Santa Catalina de Sena

6) Church of Santa Catalina de Sena

Situated at Carrer de Sant Miquel, the Church of Santa Catalina de Sena was founded by Joan Baptista Despuig, a member of a 12th Century Order of Santiago, he was buried by the altar.

The church is dedicated to Santa Catalina, a nun who lived in the 14th century. Santa Catalina actively worked to solve the problems of the Catholic Church and was also the one who convinced Pope Gregory XI to transfer his administration back to Rome. In 1680, Francisco Herrera finalized the building in Italian style.
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Parish Church of Santa Margalida

7) Parish Church of Santa Margalida

Turned into a Military Hospital in 1836, the Parish Church of Santa Margalida is the only remaining unmodified example of a convent temple from the 13th-14th centuries. The audacity of its style lies in the fact that it doesn't have a facade and the main portal is not that impressive.

The proper restoration of the church took place between 1955 and 1966 by Alejandro Ferrant Vázquez. As a result of the Ecclesiastical Confiscations of 1836, many of the treasures from the Church of Santa Margalida were transferred to the Convent of La Concepción. After it was turned into a military parish, the tomb of Guillem de Torrella, an important person during the conquest of Mallorca and one of the founders of the church, was brought back. His sarcophagus represents a stunning example of 14th-century Gothic sculpture.

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Tips for Exploring City on Foot at Your Own Pace

Whether you are in Palma de Mallorca for a quick stopover or have a few days to see the city in more detail, exploring it on foot, at your own pace, is definitely the way to go. Here are some tips for you to save money, see the best Palma de Mallorca has to offer, take good care of your feet while walking, and keep your mobile device – your ultimate "work horse" on this trip - well fed and safe.

Taking Care of Your Feet


To ensure ultimate satisfaction from a day of walking around the city as big as Palma de Mallorca, it is imperative to take good care of your feet so as to avoid unpleasant things like blisters, cold or overheated soles, itchy, irritated or otherwise damaged (cracked) skin, etc. Luckily, these days there is no shortage of remedies to address (and, ideally, to prevent) these and other potential problems with feet. Among them: Compression Socks, Rechargeable Battery-Powered Thermo Socks for Cold Weather, Foot Repair Cream, Deodorant Powder, Shoes UV Sterilizer, and many more that you may wish to find a place in your travel kit for.

Travel Gadgets for Your Mobile Device


Your mobile phone or tablet will be your work horse on a self-guided walk. They offer tour map, guide you from one attraction to another, and provide informative background for the sights you wish to visit. Therefore it is absolutely essential to plan against unexpected power outages in the wrong place at the wrong time, much as to ensure the safety of your device.

For these and other contingencies, here's the list of useful appliances: Portable Charger/External Battery Pack, Worldwide Travel Charger Adapter, Power Converter for International Travel Adapter, and Mobile Device Leash.