Cathedral of Ciutadella

The impressive Cathedral Santa Maria in Ciudadella was erected soon after the reconquest from the Moors, starting in 1300, on the foundations of an ancient Moorish mosque.
The Minaret is the only part still conserved from that period.

The building took 62 years to complete.

The building material used was the local limestone from nearby quarries such as the Lithica.

Due to the long building period it was inevitable that various styles were employed, therefore the edifice does not provide a uniform architectonical picture.

The cathedral features some stone carvings of mythical creatures and a Neo-Gothic canopy that hangs high above the main altar.
There are 12 chapels inside on both sides of the nave.

The organ has 2317 pipes.

The building was heavily damaged in 1936 during the Spanish Civil War.

A Natural Paradise


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