Photographer's Note

I have shared before several photos from my walk through the old town of Palma, six of them presented the cathedral but even though cathedral certainly is the most impressive structure on the island, it is not the only one. You have seen this lovely church, Santa Eulàlia, from a distance in my other picture HERE. In this photo, you see Santa Eulàlia from a little square with the same name, which is densely filled with vegetation. This was the only available clearance between the trees. In addition to tree branches the church is framed on the left with Casa Vila which interestingly houses a photo shop.

Santa Eulàlia is dedicated to Eulàlia of Barcelona, and was built in 1236, just a few years after the Catalan conquest of Mallorca, on top of a former Moorish mosque.
Santa Eulàlia is situated on a charming little plaza about 5-7 minutes walk from the cathedral of Sa Seu, in the historic centre of Palma.
The massive dimensions of this church, is evidence of the importance of it during medieval times. It was here that king Jaume II, son of king Jaume I, took oath when being crowned king of Mallorca.
August 2nd 1391, a rebellion against the crown of Mallorca led to the death of nearly 300 Jews, who was considered to be faithful to the royal crown. Those Jews who wasn’t killed on that night and didn’t managed to flee, converted in Santa Eulàlia and was therefore known as the church of conversion.

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Additional Photos by Mariusz Kamionka (mkamionka) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 7480 W: 106 N: 19593] (75015)
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