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BasIlica De Sant Francesc

Address: Plaza Sant Francesc 7, 07001 Palma de Mallorca, Majorca, Spain
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Churches/ Cathedrals, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Churches/ Cathedrals, Sights & Landmarks

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Windsor, Canada
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231 reviews 231 reviews
106 attraction reviews
112 helpful votes 112 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

Palma de Majorca has a beautiful waterfront and yacht harbor, plenty of shopping and lots of hustle and bustle. For a respite visit the Basillica De Sant Francese. This was built in the 1200's by the Monks of St Frances and is a tribute to the dedication and architecture of the time. As you go in you begin to absorb... More 

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Playa del Carmen, Mexico
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87 reviews 87 reviews
10 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

This is a very impressive church and i recommend you going to check out the culture and local life around it. located in the middle of the square and down the street fm the hotel i was staying. it is very old and has stood the test of time over the years.

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Oxford, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

Reading reviews made me interested in seeing it for myself, so we made a trip especially. The cloisters are so calm and cool, the noise from the streets is strangely muted and you feel a million miles away. I won't rewrite the same words about how lovely it is, you will have to come and see for yourself. This is... More 

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Birmingham
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60 reviews 60 reviews
32 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

This is a beautiful simple cloister. The church is a mixture of simple and high baroque with an unusually placed crucifix high up on the altar. The famous Mallorcan mystic Ramon Llull is buried there. Well worth a visit, good for drawing breath away from the busy streets.

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Crowborough, United Kingdom
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58 reviews 58 reviews
36 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

This building promises a lot from the outside. The cloisters are superb, but the nave is rather over the top in terms of baroque, which in my view detracts from the simplicity of the main design. There isn;t a lot to see in Palma other than museums and the cathedral - unless one eats or drinks in one of the... More 

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edinburgh
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75 reviews 75 reviews
22 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

'Hidden' gem in a city where hiding is difficult. But this basilica/convent seems off the standard group tour track. The convent cloisters are beautiful. The buildings are stunning. The church is wonderful. The tower stunning. I won't recite all the detail of other reviews or the tour book detail...you will look this up yourself. What we found really interesting beyond... More 

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Malaga, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

The Franciscan monks built the Convent of Sant Francesc in 1281 with the support of King James II. It took a hundred years to finish the building. The monks worked here for about 500 years. In 1835 the Spanish Government expropriated all the property of the Church and the 140 monks who lived here had to abandon the convent. In... More 

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Frinton-On-Sea, United Kingdom
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

The church is hidden in the quiet streets and is an inspiring sight once you get inside the door. We took a moment to reflect and drank in the atmosphere. Worth a look, it's very central and is special.

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Palma de Mallorca, Spain
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45 reviews 45 reviews
17 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

San Fransisco Church is a beautiful church worthwhile visiting. Its location is a bit quiet off the busy streets close to Born but within walking distance to the Cathedral in one of Europes most interesting towns today. Palma de Mallorca.

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Strathaven, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

Doesn't look much from the outside but the inside is a real revelation. As worth going to see as the Cathedral itself

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