The Almudaina Palace is one of the most spectacular buildings in our country. It is in Palma de Mallorca and without a doubt it is an essential visit if you are going to be in the city or even if you are going to be in any other part of the Balearic island. It is the official residence of the Royal Family when they travel to the island and the place where they enjoy their summer holidays every year. Many of its parts can be seen in one visit.
The Main Portal is the place through which you will access the palace, and as soon as you enter you will find the Patio de Armas, from which the palace’s premises begin to be distributed. At one end of this courtyard is the Main Hall , which is used to host different official acts or ceremonies that are usually held in the palace throughout the year (as long as the Kings are not accommodated).
In the courtyard there is also the Chapel of Santa Ana , which is one of the most beautiful parts of the palace. It is in the Gothic style except for the facade, which is Romanesque. Inside is the chapel of Santa Práxedes and the altarpiece, and next to it is the Muslim baths used by both the Arabs and the Christians. The other most famous and beautiful dependency is the King’s Palace . In it are the dependencies that were formerly of the Muslim or Christian kings and that have several towers that protect them.
The other places that can be visited are the Royal Winery, the Patio del Brollador or the Palace of the Queen , which in ancient times were the dependencies of queens and infants but which currently houses the General Headquarters of the Balearic Islands.