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Palma, Spain

Palau de l'Almudaina

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Today: 10:00am-5:45pm
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Cost: $4.69 USD (4.00 EUR)

A Royal Affair

A reminder that kings still do grace this earth with their presence (you're standing in the Spanish one's living room). As part of this anachronism some call tradition, the Spanish royal family occasionally calls Palau de l'Almudaina home when they're not at one of their other palaces. Enter the first room and you'll see a grand black and white ceiling, a study in opposite extremes, symbolizing the yin and yang of darkness and day, light and dark, wealth and poverty. The next three airy rooms are notable for their mid-cut Gothic arches. A winding staircase the stuff of fairy tales leads to the royal apartments. Adjoining the royal apartments is the royal Capella de Sant’Anna, a Gothic chapel the already intense pulchritude of which is only enhanced by the red and white marble entrance.

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