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There is a famous legend about Le Seu (also known as El Seo). The legend relates that when King Jaime I was returning to Mallorca to recapture the island, a terrible and fierce gale threatened to sink his fleet. Jaime vowed to build a church in honor of the Virgin Mary if she protected them and they survived to defeat the Moors which they did. On the former spot of an Arab mosque, Jaime laid the foundation stone of Le Seu in 1229. As is most often the case with such magnificent cathedrals, construction on the grand church lasted for hundreds of years and of course Jaime I was never to see the completion of the cathedral, but his promise was kept by those who followed him.

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