Royal Palace of La Almudaina

Palace in Palma

Royal Palace Of La Almudaina, Palma
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The Royal Palace of La Almudaina is a fortified palace, often referred to as an “alcazar.” Its reconstruction in 1309 was overseen by King James II of Majorca, and it was designed based on the Royal Palace of Perpignan. The palace’s layout has remained largely unchanged since the 14th century, featuring spaces for the ruling family, a chapel dedicated to Saint Anne, and bathing facilities.

The palace is divided into two distinct sections. The ground floor maintains a medieval ambiance, featuring art and furnishings from the 15th century. In contrast, the upper floor is reserved for official royal functions and is adorned with objects and art from the 17th, 18th, and 20th centuries.

Currently, the palace serves as the official summer residence for the Spanish Royal Family. When not in Mallorca, the family also resides at the Palace of Marivent and the Zarzuela Palace in Madrid. The Royal Palace of La Almudaina and Palma Cathedral share a neighbourhood, both overlooking the harbour of Palma de Mallorca, offering splendid sea views.

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Visiting Royal Palace of La Almudaina


Winter hours (October to March). From Tuesday to Sunday: 10:00 – 18:00

Summer hours (April to September). From Tuesday to Sunday: 10:00 – 19:00



Address: Royal Palace of La Almudaina, Carrer del Palau Reial, Palma, Spain
Duration: 20 minutes
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