Iglesia La Porciuncula (la Iglesia de Cristal)

Iglesia La Porciuncula (la Iglesia de Cristal)

Iglesia La Porciuncula (la Iglesia de Cristal)
4.5
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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An oasis in Platja de Palma. A place where culture and nature meet, conveying the Franciscan spirituality. A monumental church
Duration: 1-2 hours
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Natalie B
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022
This was the most interesting church inside. The stained glass windows are stunning and you don’t get to see them until you walk through.
There are also lots of exhibits and museum pieces of interest that are laid out for you to read about, if you speak Spanish.
Definitely worth a visit.
Written July 18, 2022
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Koben
Oslo, Norway60 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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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DebandBill
Stella, Canada152 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2018 • Couples
Nature is normally my cathedral but the Iglesia La Porciuncula or "crystal church" with its 39 stunning stained glass windows designed by Juan Bautista Castro, a painter, is a place where the word "awe" took on new meaning.

Nothing can prepare you for the impact of the entry to the circular space transformed by light and colour. This modern church epitomizes glass artistry and was the outstanding highlight of our week in Palma.

On a practical note, the bus ride from the centre of Palma was easy, interesting, and great value at 1.50 (pay on the bus).

A true gem! Highly recommended!
Written April 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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Tony F
Newcastle upon Tyne, UK88 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2017 • Couples
After hour's drive to get there from Cala D Or, found church closed. Phoned contact number from Tripadvisor site and spoke to lady. She told us that church would open at 1430.(it was 1330 when we arrived). Looked around Arenal for an hour and went back. Church still not open and no reply from contact number used an hour earlier. Spoke to official on site who told us church was not open and did not know when it would be. Left disappointed.
Written June 8, 2017
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We are very sorry. In fact, there has been a change of schedule, which is already introduced in our website www.spiritualmallorca.com If it is possible to visit us on another occasion, please let us know and we will have two invitations so that you can enter freely.
Written June 12, 2017
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Gerad B
Peterborough, UK114 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2016 • Couples
You start you visit to this attraction with an innocent tour through a tame museum with pictorial depictions and explanations of the history of the Island. It is very interesting, did you know that Majorca is the 4th most tourist visited place on the planet? We dos not. I takes you through many other historical rooms and artifacts including a brilliant room where they show coins from countries of the world.
Then you get to the church and you are blown away by the spectacular ambience of light, colors and serenity of simply fantastic design. A must see.
Written June 9, 2016
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Vierdank
Stockholm, Sweden5,132 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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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Christina B
Luleå, Sweden109 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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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Wendy F
Cornwall, UK730 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2017 • Couples
We visited this church and museum complex on our holiday in Mallorca and found it fascinating. The museum exhibits helped us to understand the development of Mallorca and the church itself was magnificent. The sheer beauty of the stained glass windows took our breath away. We were disappointed that many of the visitors didn't respect the fact that this was a Christian church as they posed in, around and under the altar for photographs. We now understand why some churches ban photography!
Written March 30, 2017
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smithy59
Scotland, UK178 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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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danoinec
Palma de Mallorca, Spain334 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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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