"Another Church tip - but worth it." Top 5 Page for this destination Majorca Island Off The Beaten Path Tip by sourbugger

Majorca Island Off The Beaten Path: 36 reviews and 35 photos

  Church of San Francisco
by sourbugger
 
 

Most tourists will be quite happy to visit the 'Must see' of the Cathedral in Palma, but be aware the whole of the old city is full to bursting with churches and chapels, many of them converted from Synagogues and Mosques once the Jews and Muslims moved on to pastures new.

I especially liked the Church of San Francisco which featured a wildly painted altarpiece toped with a depiction of St George.

I always like to mention him on my wedding anniversary. After all, he did manage to finish off a fire-breathing old dragon (sorry just like the joke, I don't mean it really)

You can find out more about the Gothic cloisters and Baroque masterpieces here via the website I've listed below, although you will have to wade through turgid prose like this :

"First, the façade: rebuild rose window surmounting a superb portal. This door is considered the baroque masterpiece of Francisco Herrera the Younger, who conceived it at the end of the 17th century as a curious and phantasmagorical mélange of plateresque style most certainly influenced by Bernini, offset and toned down by sharp excesses of pure baroque."

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  • Updated Apr 4, 2011
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