Photographer's Note

Taken on a recent visit.

From the Net.

'Legend has it that one night in 1229, as James the first of Aragon was on his way to recapture Majorca, his fleet was struck by a terrible storm.
He vowed to the Virgin Mary that if he survived the storm, he would erect a church in her honor.
Started in 1230, the cathedral was finished in 1601.

Designed in the French Gothic style, the cathedral is 121 metres long and 55 metres wide.
The main body of the church is set in the middle of a mass of pillars and spires, behind which lies the strong buttress reinforced with a double row of flying arches.
The bell tower, still unfinished today, is 52 metres high.
The main facade, which overlooks the Almudaina Palace, collapsed during a 1851 earthquake and was later completely reconstructed, with the exception of the Renaissance-era door which survived the earthquake intact'.

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Viewed: 1943
Points: 4
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Additional Photos by Stephen Wilkinson (wilkinsonsg) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 879 W: 48 N: 1446] (8662)
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