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The old city of Palma de Mallorca - The Treasure of the Cathedral

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The Treasure of the Cathedral of Palma - Reliquary of the True Cross. Click to enlarge the image.
The Museum of the Cathedral of Palma is installed in a set of four rooms plus a cloister, which seems to be a plated afterwards on the north side of the cathedral added.

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TreasureThe Cathedral Treasury
Access to the museum is the home of the Almoina, next to the bell tower.

The exhibits are divided into three rooms: the former sacristy "dels Vermells" the old chapter room Gothic and baroque chapter house.

HouseThe Alms House (Casa de l'Almoina)
The Treasure of the Cathedral of Palma - The Alms house. Click to enlarge the image.In this house, which is now the entrance hall of the museum, the Council of Palma distributed alms (Almoina) and bread to the needy and the sick. At the entrance is always the table on which the pieces were stored.

The front of the house, the work of a follower of the architect Guillem Sagrera, is dated 1529. The interior is decorated with Moorish murals.

Sacristy of Vermillion (Sagristía dels Vermells)
The Treasure of the Cathedral of Palma - The great monstrance. Click to enlarge the image.The Treasure of the Cathedral of Palma - Custodia mayor. Click to enlarge the image.The first showroom is the sacristy of Vermillion (Sagristía dels Vermells) the old sacristy, built in the fourteenth century, is situated on the ground floor of the tower bell. This is a room with a vaulted ceiling and pillars decorated with plants. In the sacristy was discovered a well in which there were human remains are those of people who lived in seclusion in the bell tower.

In the sacristy of Vermillion can be seen include:

  • the center of the room, a huge monstrance named Great Guard (Custodia mayor). It is a work of goldsmiths 1585, vermeil (silver covered with gold) and weighing 120 pounds. Custodia mayor is paraded every year at the Corpus Christi procession.
  • a portable altar, believed to have belonged to king Jaume I the Conqueror. This is a diptych wood and silver from the mid-thirteenth century. Its small compartments contain relics of saints.
  • a pair of "Rimonim" parts silversmith dating from the fourteenth century. These objects are of the synagogue of Cammerata in Sicily in the year 1493, when the Jews were expelled from Sicily, Majorcan merchants bought the two famous "Rimonim" and have offered to Seu. These objects are used to protect the "sefer" or roll of the law.
The Gothic Chapter House (Sala Capitular Gótica)
Gothic chapter house is the oldest chapter houses: it was completed in 1443 and is attributed to Guillem Sagrera.
The Treasure of the Cathedral of Palma - Gothic chapter house. Click to enlarge the image.The Treasure of the Cathedral of Palma - Gothic chapter house. Click to enlarge the image.The Treasure of the Cathedral of Palma - Gothic chapter house. Click to enlarge the image.
The Treasure of the Cathedral of Palma - the Gothic altarpieces chapter house. Click to enlarge the image.The Treasure of the Cathedral of Palma de Mallorca - Arch Gothic chapter house. Click to enlarge the image.It is a vaulted room trapezoidal plan.
The Treasure of the Cathedral of Palma - Gothic chapter house. Click to enlarge the image.The Treasure of the Cathedral of Palma de Mallorca - The arch of the Gothic chapter house. Click to enlarge the image.The Treasure of the Cathedral of Palma de Mallorca - The arch of the Gothic chapter house. Click to enlarge the image.
The Treasure of the Cathedral of Palma - The Assumption of the Virgin. Click to enlarge the image.The Treasure of the Cathedral of Palma - The Martyrdom of St. Sebastian. Click to enlarge the image.You can admire, among many other works:
  • part of the altarpiece of Saint Eulalia, the work of Joan Loert, the master of Privileges (1335).
  • the altarpiece of Saint Sebastian - seamless city of Palma - Alfons de Sedano, from the late fifteenth century.
  • the center of the Gothic chapter house is the tomb of Gil Sancho Muñoz, Antipope Clement VIII, who succeeded Benedict XIII, Pope Luna, who abdicated his pontificate and was then appointed Bishop of Mallorca. In his will, the bishop said he wanted to be buried sitting on a chair and, according to popular legend, he built his tomb in the middle of the room to enjoy the Presidency "eternal" chapter, in which he had face several times. It was for that reason that we later built a new chapter house.
The Treasure of the Cathedral of Palma - Altarpiece of Saint Eulalia's Gothic chapter house. Click to enlarge the image.The Treasure of the Cathedral of Palma - Altarpiece of the Gothic chapter house. Click to enlarge the image.The Treasure of the Cathedral of Palma - Altarpiece of Saint Sebastian of the Gothic chapter house. Click to enlarge the image.
The Baroque Chapter House (Sala Capitular Barroca)
Baroque chapter house, elliptical and richly decorated with floral motifs form was designed in 1696 and completed in 1701, it is probably a work of Francisco Herrera.
The Treasure of the Cathedral of Palma - Chapter Baroque Hall. Click to enlarge the image.The Treasure of the Cathedral of Palma - Chapter Baroque Hall. Click to enlarge the image.The Treasure of the Cathedral of Palma - Baroque ceiling Chapter House. Click to enlarge the image.
The Treasure of the Cathedral of Palma - Reliquary of the True Cross baroque chapter house. Click to enlarge the image.In the Baroque chapter house are preserved many relics
  • the reliquary of the True Cross (Vera Cruz), the fifteenth century, decorated with precious stones;
  • a reliquary containing three supposed thorns of the crown of thorns; gilded silver reliquary, made in Mallorca and offered to the cathedral by the corporation of seafarers;
  • the arm of St. Sebastian offered in 1523 by the Dean of Rhodes;
  • a sculpture reliquary of St. Vincent Ferrer, silver work in 1596.

These relics were invaluable in medieval Christian Europe.

The Treasure of the Cathedral of Palma - Chapter Baroque Hall. Click to enlarge the image.The Treasure of the Cathedral of Palma - Chapter Baroque Hall. Click to enlarge the image.The Treasure of the Cathedral of Palma - Chapter Baroque Hall. Click to enlarge the image.
Saint Vincent Ferrer (1597)Ecce Homo (1740)The Apostle Peter (1749)
The Treasure of the Cathedral of Palma - Saint Vincent Ferrer. Click to enlarge the image.The Treasure of the Cathedral of Palma - Ecce Homo. Click to enlarge the image.The Treasure of the Cathedral of Palma - Saint Pierre. Click to enlarge the image.
Reliquary of Saint Sebastian (Francesc Quintana, 1540)Box of Holy Oils (1790)Reliquary of the True Cross
The Treasure of the Cathedral of Palma - Reliquary of St. Sebastian. Click to enlarge the image.The Treasure of the Cathedral of Palma - Box of Holy Oils. Click to enlarge the image.The Treasure of the Cathedral of Palma - Reliquary of the True Cross. Click to enlarge the image.
The Treasure of the Cathedral of Palma - baroque candelabra. Click to enlarge the image.The Treasure of the Cathedral of Palma - baroque candelabra. Click to enlarge the image.The chapter house also has two monumental baroque baroque candelabra with seven branches, carved sterling silver and pushed, designed by Joan Roig and directed by goldsmith Joan Matons, between 1704 and 1718, more than eleven years.
MonasteryThe Cloister (Claustre)
The Treasure of the Cathedral of Palma de Mallorca - Cathedral cloister. Click to enlarge the image.The cloister of the cathedral is located right next to the St. Jerome Portal (Portal de Sant Jeroni). The cloister was built in 1707 on the site of the former chapter garden. It is rectangular in plan with corridors gantry.

Can be seen against the walls of the corridors of the various elements of ancient works from the cathedral.

The Treasure of the Cathedral of Palma de Mallorca - Cathedral cloister. Click to enlarge the image in Fotolia (new tab).The Treasure of the Cathedral of Palma de Mallorca - Cathedral cloister. Click to enlarge the image.The Treasure of the Cathedral of Palma de Mallorca - Cathedral cloister. Click to enlarge the image in Fotolia (new tab).

InformationPractical Information

General informationGeneral information
Avoid Thursday when many cruise ships calling at Palma and pour their streams of tourists.
Visiting hoursVisiting hours
Visit:

Address: 29 Carrer Palau Reial and Plaça de l'Almoina, s / n

Geographic coordinates: latitude 39° 34' 2.9 " N ; longitude 2° 38' 53.5" E

Museum Hours:

In April, May and October, Monday to Friday, 10:00 to 17:15.

In June and September, Monday to Friday, 10:00 to 18:15.

From November to March, Monday to Friday, 10:00 to 15:15.

All year round, Saturday, 10:00 to 14:15.

Closed Sunday, 1 January, Good Friday, May 1, August 15, November 1, 6, 8 and 25 December.

Entry fee: € 4 (museum and cathedral).

Phone: 00 34 971 723 130

Website: www.catedraldemallorca.info

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