Basilica de Sant Francesc

Palma, Spain

Basilica de Sant Francesc origins from the 13th-century and was remodelled after it was struck by lightning in the 17th century. It is typically Mallorcan - a massive, forbidding sandstone wall with a delicately carved postal and a rose window at the centre.

You enter through lovely & peaceful Gothic cloisters with orange and lemon trees and a well at the centre. Inside the church is the tomb of Ramon Llull (1235-1316), the Catalan mystic who became a hermit following a failed seduction attempt and was later stoned to death attempting to convert Muslims in Tunisia. His statue can be seen on the Palma seafront.

Outside the basilica is a statue of another famous Mallorcan missionary, Fray Junípero Serra, who once lived in the monastery here. The streets behind the church, once home to jewellers and Jewish traders.

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Founded: 13th century
Category: Religious sites in Spain

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www.seemallorca.com

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Skyking (11 months ago)
The courtyard was very pretty and clean, the flowers and bushes were’t neglected and looked amazing. It was very interesting to see the few rooms in the monastery. The basilica was stunning and quiet. The cashier was polite and nice. Just a bummer you have to pay to visit a place of worship and prayer.
Leonid Povar (11 months ago)
Very beautiful historical place
Mitrache Andaluzia (14 months ago)
A must see!! The pictures don't capture the beauty of this cathedral and the areas around It
Emil Reinert (2 years ago)
Really nice garden area and really quite inside the church compared to the way more heavily visited Cathedral de Palma de Mallorca.
Kamran Samadli (2 years ago)
Beautiful cathedral with interesting history. Located in a very authentic area with a lot of beautiful buildings.
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