Mallorca has always been a quiet location and the perfect pilgrimage place for those looking to find their inner peace. The island is filled with churches, monasteries and convents, some of them over 500 years old. Mallorca has museums, cathedrals, monuments displaying the historic heritage of the island, all looking to enrich visitor’s view about a land that went through so many changes throughout time.
Some of the most important religious art pieces found once all around the island are now kept in the Museu Diocesa, downtown Palma de Mallorca, island capital. Statues, valuable crosses, amazing paintings, religious documents collected starting 1878 by the Bishop Mateu Jaume, are now put together and shown to public, to be kept safe and to remember us of the island’s monastic tradition and Christian inheritance. Recently renovated, the Museu Diocesa of Mallorca is chronologically organized, starting with the first signs of Christianity till the end of the twentieth century.
Placed inside the palace of the bishop (or Palau Episcopal de Mallorca), here you can see artefacts like the remains of the Roman walls, some artworks made by Gaudi himself and a series of priceless paintings with the gulf of Palma. One of the most emblematic elements is an altar dedicated to Sant Jordi and painted by Pere Nicard in the 15th century, notable for its amazing details and techniques. The opening of the Museu Diocesa exhibition is a part of the work that has been done in the recent years, to build a bridge between the present, based on true Christian values and real valuable art.
The Museu Diocesa could be easily reached by foot, in the southern part of the city of Palma, in the vicinity of Parc de la Mar and the mighty Cathedral, La Seu. It is an area of great historical value, few hundred meters containing, aside from the Museu Diocesa, Mallorca’s main museum, Palacio Ca Galesa and the memorial house J. Torrents Llado.
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