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Above the palm trees of Palma

Sometimes he descends the 215 narrow and steep steps just up to see the early morning sun over Palma de Mallorca to rise. In order to experience like the night over the sea gives way to the twilight of the new day. And how the sky gets milky, then blue, and the sun shortly thereafter, the sand stone facade of the Cathedral all the way up to the highest turrets, and to the most distant Bay hews re golden. It is his favorite time.

Juan Pastor Nieto, the caretaker of Sa Seu, the Cathedral of Palma, the chief of a total of 52 employees, from the cleaner up to the electrician, from the leaders of the Church to the masons. Whether he can see his house from up here? "Fortunately not," he says and smiles. "Because if I could see the Cathedral, I would have night, never celebration."

Who want to climb must be in good condition

recently, the centuries-long-locked and in part built the world up there and there is no longer outside the respective house masters of the Cathedral reserved. Joan Bauzá had to Let go of the idea of the chaplain of the Church, whose Foundation was of stone in the year 1230: "for us, all the rubble of past generations and all of the waste out of the railing to attach to the light in a staircase, install, much, to mend, to save, and then this facet of our Church accessible to all," he had said. What came next was not a game of children. A few tons of rubble and waste from the forgotten rosette stone of broken jugs to empty plastic bottles have Joan Pastor Nieto, his staff and many of the Volunteers moved everything through the narrow staircases.

they were successful. In the meantime, there are a few times of the day with a guided Tour over the roofs of Sa Seu – is always an hour long, always for a maximum of 25 persons, always under the direction of the Church administration. And never on your own.

The landmark of Palma de Mallorca has numerous rooftop terraces, which are beyond the bell tower, accessible – to the edge of the slightly sloping surfaces, so that the water can drain when it rains. In total, several Thousand square metres in size, these areas are free, on two levels, you will have to pull together with rounds, and other stair all of the sky high above the pews in the Interior, at least 40 meters above the stone floor of the ground floor. Who wants to go up, must be in good condition because of the many levels, he should dizziness be free – as well as the "turning worm" on the spiral staircase.

Here, above the metropolis of amazing still

Elaborate decorations, there appears here at the top, which had been created by the Builder only for the eye of God, Bay Windows and arches, one of which is from the bottom no one suspects a thing. And amazingly quiet Palma from up here. In addition, to be kind of bigger. Apparently, one gains only from the height of an impression of the actual Dimension of this city and the ports with kilometres of walkways and thousands of yachts.

The old town is a landscape of Red and brown, ravines, valleys, ridges, and notches. There are right-angled summit, green swabs, grey axes. It is the Roofs of the island's capital, a centuries-grown patchwork. Sometimes, a child penetrates a laugh up here, from time to time the Wind brings with it the neighing of a carriage horse waits below in front of the Church portal to pull the tourists through the city looks like from above.

The trip was supported by Hotel Bon Sol, Illetas. The guided tours on the roofs of the Cathedral, 2019 between the 2. May and 31. October. Tickets 12 €. You have to be ordered online:; (Sunday newspaper)

Created: 23.04.2019, 08:01 PM

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