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Palma, Majorca

Saturday 14th April 2018

Palma panorama in the rain from the cruise terminal

Rain in Palma, quite hard at first. We had to get up early, as we started at 08:45 on the one hour haul to Puerto Christo for the Caves of Drach, a good choice given the weather. We went through a lot of orchards of almonds, apricots, figs and olives. The caves were more spectacular than I remembered & we had a mini-concert: Pachebel's Canon; Elgar's Chant de Matin; Hofstetter's Serenade & Offenbach's Barcarolle. Then, we were taken along by boat. On the way back, they stopped at one of their phony pearl factories.

The Caves of Drach

Ken went back into the city to explore the old quarter to the East of the Cathedral, which he examined & vast it is. He found the Arab Baths, which are the last Moorish buildings surviving, some churches & the Town Hall, apparently the oldest to be continuously used for the purpose

Bellver Castle

Cathedral from the sea side

West front

Inside Palma Cathedral

Altar

Biggest Rose Window in Europe

The

You

Medieval Altar piece

The Cloisters

The Cloisters

Arab Baths

Arab Baths Garden

In the Arab Baths

In the Arab Baths

St.Clara Convent

St.Clara Convent Chapel

St.Clara in theChapel

St.Clara on the gateway

San Fransisco Church

St.Eulalia Church

Praša Mayor

Interesting...

...buildings

Town Hall

Almudaina

The Silk Exchange, closed alas

Arab Sea Walls

Arab Sea Walls & turret


Port 1 - Almeria

Port 2 - Ibiza

Port 3 - Barcelona

Port 4 - Ajaccio

Port 5 - Olbia

Port 6 - Palermo

Port 8 - Cadiz

Port 9 - Lisbon


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