Palace of the kings of Majorca: prices and schedules
Located on its high promontory, in the heart of the city of Perpignan, come to discover this medieval palace of the XIIIth century and its typical architecture. The first king of Mallorca began to build this palace in 1274 and it was not until the fall of the kingdom that this monument was completed, in the year 1300.
Staying in the Pyrénées-Orientales ? Do not miss the visit of the Palace of the Kings of Majorca, Palau dels Reis de Mallorca in Catalan, which has marked the history and still today is full of memories.
The Palace of the kings of Majorca: presentation of the place
Long called Castle of Perpignan, This palace-fortress was built at the time of the split of Catalonia and was the center of the short-lived kingdom of Mallorca whose mainland capital was Perpignan.
Main palace of Perpignan, the Palace of the Kings of Majorca was built at the request of James II who wanted a home within his continental capital. It is in 1274 that the construction of the Palace of the kings of Majorca begins in a Romanesque style. This one was completed 35 years later, around 1300 in the Gothic style.
The master of’The architect of this palace was Ramon Pau, and later Pons Descoy. The Palace of the Kings of Mallorca was built mainly in a recognizable Gothic style with its large arches and carved stones.
It is easier to understand the important role that Perpignan played in the political, economic and cultural fields of the medieval Mediterranean.
Visit the Palace of the Kings of Majorca: prices
To visit this beautiful building, no reservation is necessary’is necessary. The low prices make this cultural place accessible to all.
How to get there’get there ?
To get there, nothing could be easier ! Two means of transportation are available.
If you go there by car :
- Coming from the D900, the departmental road linking Salses to Perthus, take exit 8 towards Perpignan-center;
- Continue along several streets and avenues including Cours Lazare Escarguel, Avenue du Lycée, Rue Paulin Testory, Avenue Gilbert Brutus;
- To finish, you enter the rue des archers (where the Palace of the Kings of Majorca is located).
A paying parking lot is available to visitors 400 meters from theentrance to the Palace of the Kings. Places “drop-off” are also provided.