The Cathedral of Palma de Mallorca, known as La Seu, is among the most visited landmarks in the city and across the island. But there are three days each year when La Seu is a real must-see. One is on the 24th of December for the Song of the Sybil (Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity) and the other two are the 11th of November and the 2nd of February: when the rose window of Palma's cathedral aligns closely with the sun to create its light-show called El Espectáculo del Ocho in spanish, l'espectacle del vuit in catalan and the spectacle of the eight in english.
Tips: It is advisable to arrive with enough time ahead of the spectacle of the eight, as many people visit La Seu on these dates each year. The full effect is dependent on the morning sun being out on that day.
Did you know that La Seu's “Rosetón Mayor”, at 13 metres in diameter and 1,236 coloured glass panes is the largest found in any Gothic cathedral?
In this case the phenomenon is only to be appreciated from outside the cathedral -Es Baluard terrace is agreat idea!- and one can see as the main rosette and the lesser rose window at the building's front entrance, create a kind of kaleidoscope by aligning with one another through the rising sun's rays of light.