Iglesia La Porciuncula (la Iglesia de Cristal)

Iglesia La Porciuncula (la Iglesia de Cristal), Palma de Mallorca

Iglesia La Porciuncula (la Iglesia de Cristal)

Iglesia La Porciuncula (la Iglesia de Cristal)
4.5
Monday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
An oasis in Platja de Palma. A place where culture and nature meet, conveying the Franciscan spirituality. A monumental church
Suggested duration
1-2 hours
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Fadipadi
Bowling Green, KY3,166 contributions
Free Parking
Nov 2019 • Friends
Park in a large lot across the street and walk up the road which is a pretty steep grade to the entrance of the museum. (I wouldn’t want to push a wheelchair) Five euros to get in and you will be handed a plasticized paper describing highlights of the museum and the sanctuary. The museum focused on archeological finds, agrarian life, and development of the tourist industry. The sanctuary can be enjoyed but not understood- the lecture was only in Spanish. Outside we walked a littl in their forestal park which has an extensive zip line. You can spend as much or as little time as you care to.
Written November 22, 2019
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Thank you for your opinion!!
Written February 8, 2020
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Martin
Tenerife, Spain20 contributions
Amazing and extraordinary view
Jul 2019 • Couples
It's simply a place to visit if you're nearby. Beautiful view - colourful windows all around the church.
Written July 9, 2019
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Indico Rock Team
1 contribution
Very nice Church
May 2019 • Friends
The church is very beautiful, the windows are amaizing, very interesting design. Nice place to visit in Arenal.
Written May 20, 2019
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Fiona L
21 contributions
Stunning church plus curious museum
Apr 2019 • Couples
Much more interesting than it appears from the outside. You walk through the museum and end up in the spectacular modern church. It has beautiful stained glass windows 360 degrees.
The museum takes you through how tourism developed in the area, especially interesting if you already know a bit about Mallorca.
There are a large number of objects showing rural life on the island and a collection of curiosities such as old type writers, coins from around the world and archaeological finds. Unfortunately these are not very well labelled - some have hand written labels.
Of interest to adults but probably not very exciting for children and certainly not interactive.
A large free car park (where you could leave your car and walk 5 mins down to the seafront of Arenal), tidy toilets but no cafe facilities at all. Don't expect to get a drink here - rather short-sighted I felt.
You could easily spend 1.5 hours here. Reduction for pensioners and 5 euros for normal entry. Worth the price of the ticket. A good place to go in bad weather.
Written April 25, 2019
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smithy59
Scotland, UK175 contributions
Spectacular glass windows. Nice easy walk from C'an Pastilla.
Mar 2019 • Couples
Excellent church glass windows and small museum. Current opening hours (March 2019) 09.30-14.30 and 15.00-17.00 Mon-Sat.
We visited just before 14.30 and had the place to ourselves, let ourselves out to find 3 tour buses of people waiting to go in!!
Written April 2, 2019
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Vierdank
Stockholm, Sweden3,742 contributions
Anonymous hidden gem
Mar 2019 • Couples
Well, not quite anonymous or hidden, but not on many sightseeing lists. Should be.
Located a bit off track, some 15 km from Palma city towards the airport.

Extremely spectacular architecture from the 60-ies. Glowing example of some of the best influences in church architecture from that period.
Oval shaped with a magnificent domed ceiling construction and 39 stained-glass windows depicting mostly the history and deeds of St Franciskus.
The basic construction material is concrete. Very fine acoustics and concerts are sometime arranged.

Entrance is a few EUR and you enter the church by walking through a museum part displaying archeology and ethnology artifacts. Very interesting and pedagogical time line display Mallorcan life from ancient times up to now.

Definitely worth a detour!
Written March 20, 2019
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danoinec
Palma de Mallorca, Spain333 contributions
Amazing place
Feb 2019 • Solo
Porcincula doesn't seem to be on most peoples 'must see' list, but it should be. Maybe it's because it's outside of Palma and not right on the beaten path that everyohe will see it and know about it.

I loved the museum (and I'm not usually a museum fan). They had a lot of Palma and Mallorca memorabilia including a lonnnnnnnng wall displaying events from 1800 to today. A big plus was the fact their displays were in multiple languages including English.

The cost to enter is 5 Euro and is well worth it. After you meander through the museum you 'finish' in the sanctuary of the church. Even if you're not a 'church' person, you can helped be awed by huge stained glass windows and overall architecture.

As if that weren't enough, the Forestral Park is right across the parking lot. A huge parcel of land consisting of pine trees and open grass spaces. There, you can either participate in, or watch people climb around in the trees on precarious suspension bridges, ride a zip line, etc. It's all sort of an obstacle course to test your skills and challenge your dexterity, fears, and have fun while at it.

Both are good for the entire family. Why not bring a picnic and make a whole day of it?
Written February 13, 2019
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Christina B
Luleå, Sweden103 contributions
Remarcable church
Oct 2018
Walking into the park that surrounds the church is wonderful, and entering the church is breathtaking To get into this church you need to by a ticket for the Church Museum. But thats not a disadvantage. The museum shows items from all times on Mallorca. There is also a very interesting exhibition about the history of tourism on the island. Our visit gave a lot of new knewlege, beside the wonderful feeling in the church.
Written December 11, 2018
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Ineshome
13 contributions
Colourful tranquility
Dec 2018 • Friends
We had a lovely time wandering around the museum leading the way to the highlight of the iglesia. The colourful stained glass windows break the sunlight beautifully and the spherical shape give sit all a real calm feeling. Very worth a visit.
Written December 10, 2018
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Koben
Oslo, Norway56 contributions
Marvellous Cristal Church near Palma
Jun 2018 • Couples

If you are interested in churches there is a modern church with fantastic stained glass just 20 minutes from the Center of Palma. Make sure to go on a sunny day to get the most of the experience. You can take bus 15 from Palma – its the bus that follows the seaside. Get off at the bus stop named after the church. First you go up the Carrer Pare Bartomeu Salvà, which is one of the main drinking places for Germans in Mallorca. Biergarten after biergarten that serve huge jugs of beer. The tourist sits in groups with identical T-shirts and sing and scream. It’s not just one day – but every day of the year!
When you have passed this you come to a park where it’s calm and quiet. The price to see the church is 5 euro and a small museum is included, with lots of things from Mallorca’s agrarian history and the transformation to a tourist destination.
When you walk in to the church you see 39 stained glass windows, which go around almost a full circle. At the top of the roof there is a beautiful dome, where the light comes down. The glass windows depict familiar biblical scenes but with some surprises, like a hippopotamus on its way to the Arc. Everything is beautiful and give you an unforgettable experience even if you are not a believer.
Look up through the dome – you will need the serenity you get from it since you have to go back through the German beer gardens again. We took the express bus back to Palma and jumped off at the cathedral.
Written June 9, 2018
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Peace and good. Thank you so much for your opinion. See you soon!
Written October 8, 2018
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