Església de Santa Magdalena
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Centre Cultural La Misericòrdia
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Monestir de la Puríssima Concepció de les Caputxines
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Skip down the stairs into this smoky locals' haunt. Play pool out the back or settle at a timber booth for a pre-mixed pomada (€10) and...
A hearty, noisily good-natured Spanish eatery opens up before you as you enter (beware the zippy waiters). Stop for a quick glass of...
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Església de Santa Magdalena information
The main claim to fame of the baroque Església de Santa Magdalena is as being the resting place of Santa Catalina Thomàs of Valldemossa. Her clothed remains are visible through a glass coffin held in a chapel to the left of the altar and are an object of pilgrimage.
It is said that the future saint sat weeping by a great clump of stone one day as none of the convents would accept her because she was too poor. Then someone told her that the convent once attached to the Església de Santa Magdalena would take her in. She was overjoyed. The stone in question is now embedded in the rear wall of the 14th-century Església de Sant Nicolau on Plaça del Mercat.