The Church of Sant Jaume

The Church of Sant Jaume

The Church of Sant Jaume is situated in the middle of the Old Town of Alcudia. As Majorca’s oldest city, you’ll find plenty of historic buildings on your visit to Alcudia, but make sure you take the time to see the Church of St Jaume.

The Church of Sant Jaume was built in the 13th century, where it besides from church services, functioned as a watchtower. It was named after its founder – King Jaume II. The Church of Sant Jaume was rebuilt in its current style after being destroyed by heavy rains in 1870.

The Church of Sant Jaume is built in Neo-Gothic style. The timpani above the main entrance, has a sculpture of Saint Jaume and the Neo-Gothic altarpiece dedicated to Saint Jaume as well. Inside the Church of St Jaume, you’ll see stained glass windows, the medieval wall paintings and the marble staircase leading to the balcony above the main entrance.  Oustide the church you will see a high bell tower, home to the oldest bell in Majorca. Check a parish museum which exibits artefacts from the ancient church. Browse pictures, carvings and robes dating 14th century.

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