Wednesday, 4 February 2009


My favourite place in Mallorca is the Cathedral. It is a Gothic cathedral. It gradually emerges into view when ships and boats approach Palma, giving the city a beautiful appearance. It also gives an impressive view at night, when the Cathedral is reflected in the water, as shown in the picture.

The cathedral attracts lots of tourists because it is one of the five biggest cathedrals in the world and it is very well known, but also because it has an interesting story behind it:
One night in 1229, as Jaime I was on his way to recapture Majorca, his fleet was struck by a terrible storm. He promised the Virgin Mary that if he survived nature’s fury, he would make a church in her honour. And after the storm had blown over, finding himself safe and sound, he immediately undertook the project. It was a vow that was to take an inordinate amount of time to fulfill. The construction begun in 1230 and the cathedral was finished in 1601.

The cathedral is located in the city centre and it is near the port. A lot of people usually have a walk in the surroundings.

Natalia González
3º ESO C
Col·legi Madre Alberta

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