The Chapter of Mallorca Cathedral welcomes the academic year 2019-2020

As in previous years, the Mallorca Cathedral Chapter welcomes the 2019-2020 academic year with a programme of guided tours and activities in the Cathedral's Educational Projects section. The aim of this programme is for schoolchildren to learn about the history, culture and art of Mallorca's most important church.

We offer guided tours for 5 year olds, primary, secondary and Baccalaureate students. There are different itineraries depending on the subject the visit is particularly focusing on, so they can be a complement and/or extension of the school curriculum. Visits for 5 year olds and primary school children can be completed with a workshop. We also have teaching materials for all visits and ages, consisting of a presentation to work on in the classroom and a workbook to review what has been learned. Visits and activities can also be designed a la carte, in line with the curriculum or projects the school is working on. In this case, the activity is organised jointly with the teaching staff.

All activities are free and last approximately 1 hour, 1.5 hours if there's also a workshop. You can find all the information and the complete list of visits on offer in the "School Visits" section.

For more information or to book activities, contact the Educational Projects department by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 971 713 133, extension #423.

We look forward to seeing you!

Reopening Schedule

The Cathedral of Mallorca establishes a schedule during these de-escalation period, in addition to the health prevention measures that must be followed when going to both the offices and the Eucharistic celebrations.

Due to the extraordinary need to take containment measures in front of COVID-19 and the need to return to daily life in a progressive and gradual way, we present below the hours of attention to the public of our offices, as well as the hours of mass and opening of the cathedral and archive.

The Seo offices resume telephone and face-to-face service, as well as establishing preferential service hours for people over 65 years of age. As long as the alarm status remains, any query related to the Pastoral area can be made during the following public service hours:

  • Telephone attention:

Monday to Thursday from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

  • Face-to-face attention:

Monday and Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

  • Preferential hours for people over 65:

Monday and Wednesday from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

To guarantee the health of citizens, when attending face-to-face, it will be essential that users keep the safety distances between them (2 meters), no more than 3 people will be admitted to the office facilities. Similarly, the use of gloves and masks will be compulsory and it will be prohibited to provide physical documentation.

To make any query or management related to the Capitular Archive of Mallorca you can do it online via the following email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

As stated in phase 1 of the de-escalation, the celebration of masses will be admitted at 30% of their capacity. The schedules will be maintained, but there will be no chant of Lauds for reasons of health prevention.

  • Conventual Mass: Monday to Friday at 9:00 a.m.
  • Saturdays: 09: 00h / 19: 00h.
  • Sundays and holidays: 10:30 a.m. / 12:00 p.m. / 7:00 p.m.

Similarly, a series of measures must be followed to prevent the transmission of the disease by using the following means:

  1. There will be a strict control of the capacity.
  2. The temperature will be measured before entering the temple.
  3. There will only be one entrance door, the Almoina door, which will have an entrance and an exit place.
  4. Inside the Cathedral we will find hydroalcoholic gel.
  5. According to the stipulated order, each bank has a signal for parishioners to maintain the safe distance.

For the celebration of the sacraments of penance, the hours will be from Monday to Friday from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Saturday will take place half an hour before mass and Sunday will be from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. at 19:00. In addition, from Monday to Friday from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. the Blessed Sacrament will be exhibited.

During this de-escalation the Cathedral will be open from Monday to Saturday from 08:30 to 12:00 and from 18:00 to 20:00 and on Sundays from 09:30 to 13:00 but not for tourist visits.

Solemn corpus christi celebration in the cathedral

The traditional Corpus Christi procession took to the streets yesterday in Palma’s historic centre led by Bishop Monsignor Sebastià Taltavull.

Corpus Christi is a celebration that came about to exalt the sacrament of the Eucharist and every year it fills Palma’s streets with light and colour.

At around 5.15pm on Sunday the Vespers chants and the exposition of the Blessed Sacrament began. This was followed by the religious celebration and then, after the mass, the procession took to the streets of Palma’s old quarter to the toll of the n’Aloy bell. 

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The Cavallets, the Cossiers and Tamborers de la Sala opened the procession, followed by the Lledània processional cross, one of the most emblematic elements, which was decorated with wax flowers. Then came the religious brotherhoods and the Escolania dels Vermells choir, the monstrance, the canons, the bishop and the municipal band. The worshippers and tourists who congregated around the Cathedral of Mallorca to experience this traditional celebration were delighted by all the elements of the Corpus Christi procession.

Restoration of the Cathedral's tapestries

After a long and complex restoration process, the final phase has begun on restoring the Cathedral of Mallorca’s twelve tapestries.

The Cathedral’s collection of tapestries dates from the sixteenth century. They were displayed in various places in the temple, including the Royal Chapel, the Main Portal, the priests’ residence, the entrance to the Almoina house and the Corpus Christi chapel.

In November 2015 conservation work began in accordance with current restoration criteria, respecting the original. The restoration, cleaning and consolidation of the tapestries has been entrusted to Pepa Garrido’s workshop in Madrid.

The last documented conservation work took place at the end of the nineteenth century at the Royal Tapestry Factory. The current conservation work, as well as having aesthetic purposes, is vital in order to prevent further deterioration and to clean the fabric. The main issues that these sixteenth-century tapestries presented were deterioration in the wefts, tears and a large accumulation of dirt and damp in the fabric.

The restoration work is being carried out meticulously and rigorously and is expected to be completed by 2020.

End of the 2018-2019 school year

From the Cathedral of Mallorca we would like to mark the end of the 2018-2019 school year by remembering all the teachers and pupils who have visited the temple.

This year, more than 7800 pupils have taken part in the guided visits offered by the Cathedral Chapter of Mallorca. All of them have gained first hand knowledge of one of the most important and iconic buildings in Mallorca, they have analysed the Gothic style, relived stories from the past, and learnt about notable aspects of our culture from their classmates, teachers and guides. With their curiosity and keenness to learn they have filled the Cathedral with life over these last nine months.

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We would also like to thank the teachers who have been arranging guided visits with us for more than six years, turning the Cathedral into a unique classroom. Year after year more and more schools are signing up to this initiative.

Many thanks and enjoy the holidays!

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