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As it rises out of the sea like a revelation, the ecclesiastical Cathedral of Santa Maria of Palma gazes proudly at the cityscape of Palma. Built atop an Arab mosque, the Gothic influenced architecture of the Palma Cathedral was first initiated by King James I in 1230. However, the soaring height of the naves was achieved finality only three hundred years later in 1601. The ongoing historic preservation of the structure witnesses small renovations from time to time.