21 June 2011

Perpignan - Palais des Rois de Majorque

Monday, June 20 ~~ Sunny, warm (25 C), with a nice breeze

As we had yet to tour an old building in Perpignan, we spent our last morning here at the palace of the kings of Mallorca - built in 1276, it definitely qualifies as "old."

So many of the roads and courtyards, including this Palace, are paved in these flat rocks set on edge, I just had to get a picture...

The hike up to the top of the tower was well worth it
 I thought the Pyrenees made a great background for the rainbow-colored Gare (train station) :-)
Back down from the tower, we visited first the upper chapel (used by the king).  The entrance is faced in marble
Then the lower chapel, used by the queen.

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