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Palma de Mallorca

Slow day

sunny 71 °F

May 28th, 2014

We slept in. There I said it. We are on a European adventure and we slept in. Yesterday was so jammed packed that it did us good. We have to give back our car buddy today at 5 so we are going to make the most of the rest of the afternoon. We plan to grab some lunch in the main city of Palma this afternoon. It is a 15 minute drive from where we are. Or big goal today before we have to give the car back, is to visit the cathedral that Mallorca is famous for.

We managed to find some parking and had a quick lunch before heading over to the cathedral. What I really liked about this cathedral is that it isn't built out of the normal grey stone that you might picture. It is made completely of a brown almost sandstone looking material. So to have something as massive as this structure made out of brown stone was really unique. I would imagine that the entire thing could fit in the Dallas cowboys stadium. What is also unique about the interior is that there are no mountains or structures to block any of the sunlight. The whole thing is constantly lit in the daytime through the stain glass that was everywhere. I would try to describe the insanely high vaulted ceilings, or the incredibly detailed and ornate beauty of the structure, but you really have to visit it. We literally just sat in the benches and marveled for as long as we could.

Too soon it was time to get our rental car back. Kudos again to Nicole for getting us there without much of a problem. Fuel was only 35 euros for the 2 days we used it, which made me very happy of course. We caught a bus back to Santa Ponca where we sent the rest of the evening doing some last minute shopping and dinner. The food here has been a disappointment. Part of travel is to experience as many aspects of the local culture as possible. Unfortunately our area was far too much of a tourist destination and the food was a let down. Boo. We grabbed some groceries just as the store was closing and headed back to the room for a decently early night, and to be ready for the early morning trip out.

Posted by hangtime41 13:15 Archived in Spain

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