The Royal Palace of La Almudaina
Royal Palace of the Almudaina, its current construction dates from the 14th century, former Almoravid Alcazar.
The fortified palace Almudaina or Alcázar is the Royal Palace in Palma de Mallorca. It is used by His Majesty the King of Spain as an official residence for ceremonies and receptions during the summer. The fortified palace Almudaina is located in a spectacular setting, set next to the Cathedral of Palma and the Parc de la Mar.
The palace was rebuilt in 1309 by King Jaime II, son of King Jaime I the Conqueror. For a period of time he had in residence and courts the monarchs and entourage of the Kingdom of Mallorca, the Aragon and Spain.
The present palace, which is of Roman origin, is a modification of the Muslim Alcazar that has its origins in 1281. Jaime II transformed the Christian Alcazar Palace almorávide to give the Almudaina its present form. It is a square building, surrounded by high walls and guarded by towers.
Almudaina is home to evidence of the history of the Balearic Islands. Further to this there are stunning works that have been discovered relating to the past civilizations that have left their mark on Mallorca.
In the palace interior is the Gothic chapel of Santa Anna. Under its roof we can also see beautiful tapestries, furniture and paintings depicting historical events. Outside there is the arch S´hort del Rei, a Muslim pier.
How to arrive:
It is located in the historic center of Palma and its access is through the street of the Royal Palace next to the Cathedral of Palma.