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The Palacio Real de La Almudaina

I spotted this beautifully painted ceiling at the Palacio Real de La Almudaina in Palma de Mallorca. I am not in a position to offer you any more specific information, but I would guess that the carpentry was fashioned in Mediaeval times, possibly during the 15th century.

The Arab word Almudaina means citadel or small fortress. Originally, this palace was the seat of the Moorish Vesir, before it was converted by Rei Jaume II to the Gothic appearance that can be admired today. But if one looks closely, this Alcázar (castle) still keeps elements of both periods and their alternative styles. I recommend a visit any time. Remember that on Wednesdays you can visit the Almudaina for free if you are a European citizen.

The photo was taken in Palma de Mallorca, Baleares, Spain. The date: January 27th, 2010. The time was 13:16:07.

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