Palacio Real de La Almudaina~

The Royal Palace of the Almudaina is located on the island of Mallorca in the capital city of Palma. Mallorca is part of the Balearic Island chain located off the coast of Spain.

In 903 AD, Isam Al Jawlani, conquered the Romans who were occupying Mallorca. Moors of Berber and Arabic descent then controlled Mallorca from 903-1229 AD.

They built the Almudaina in the articulated Islamic architectural style of North Africa.

Almudaina consists of two areas, the outer fortress of defensive walls, and the inner fortification which served as residences.

The palace architectural style results in unique and visually stunning interiors and exteriors that are airy and full of light, replete with arches, tile work, exterior corridors, and views of the ocean. Windows were built to take advantage of the ocean views and cool sea air. There is no sense of the dark claustrophobia one can feel in many other…

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3 thoughts on “Palacio Real de La Almudaina~

  1. cindy knoke 03/21/2017 / 3:52 AM

    The Almudaina is stunning architecture. Thank you for your kindness. It is very much appreciated. Flying to Athens tomorrow early. Three long flights, but I will be gazing on The Acropolis from my hotel in 24 hours hopefully!


    • vequinox 03/21/2017 / 4:11 AM

      Thank you, dear Cindy. I enjoyed it a lot! Enjoy your trip…I’m planning a trip to my homeland, Crete, in August-September.


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