Enjoy the spectacular views. | p.lozano

The peak summer season rare guides of the roof terraces and ramparts of Palma Cathedral are going to be organised from Mondays to Saturdays. The guided tours enable people to explore unknown and unseen corners of the ramparts, its unusual architecture and the spectacular views across, out over the Bay of Palma and the Serra Tramuntana. The tours begin at the Almoina entrance and the tour heads up an old stairwell into the bell tower where during the XV and  XVIII century scores of fugitives used to seek refuge and messages and graffiti left by them can be seen in the Sale Mitjana. The tour then continues into the two giant bell tower, one of the largest in Europe,  which houses nine gothic bells which date back to the XIV century.

Over the years, most have needed to be repaired, including the largest which is called N’Aloi and weighs in at 4,670 kilos. The bell tower is located at the north of the Cathedral  which is where the great Rose window, one of the largest in Europe, can be experienced from a different angle, not to mention the architecture and decorations, shield of the kings of Majorca and the gargoyles. The tour concludes on the south terrace which looks straight out to the sea and over the Bay of Palma. Tours cost 12 euros and can be booked on the Cathedral website - www.catedraldemallorca.org/en/