The Cathedral of Mallorca, popularly known as La Seu, began construction in the thirteenth century. It is the cathedral of Levantine Gothic style (it is characterized by using a German-style living room floor) that has one of the largest rosettes in the world, known as the Gothic eye. It is also one of the tallest European Gothic cathedrals in the nave.
The history of the Cathedral is intimately linked to the native monarchy. The beginnings of the most emblematic monument of Mallorcan Gothic go back to the thirteenth century. After the conquest of Madina Mayurqa in 1229, Jaime I, King of Aragon and Count of Barcelona, ordered the consecration of the old major mosque to the Virgin Mary, as a temple for the Christian cult, and also a new one, which was according to the style of that era.