My search continues for beautiful ceilings in Spain! In my first post, we've been to Leon, Salamanca, Seville, Burgos and Toledo, while in the second blog entry we've visited Madrid, Granada, Salamanca, Cordoba and Palma de Mallorca.
Palacio Real, MADRID. This is one of the exquisite murals painted on the ceiling panels of the palace where state ceremonies are usually held. Awestruck tourists have to be careful not to trip on the steps while taking pictures of the ceiling, though.
Museo de Bellas Artes, SEVILLE. This is kinda far from the center of town, but the museum is worth the visit not only for its art collection but also for its architectural features that include a conserved façade of a convent, charming interior patios and this marvelous and very detailed ceiling.
Catedral de ÁVILA. I discovered this chapel serendipitously when I entered the wrong door. I think it's dedicated to San Ildefonso (St. Ildephonse), although I might be wrong.
Catedral de TOLEDO. This is the Capilla de San Blas (St. Blaise), a chapel in the cloister of the cathedral. The place houses the remains of Archbishop Pedro Tenorio. The panels depicting Biblical passages are currently being restored.
Monasterio de Lluc, MAJORCA. The Virgin of Lluc is the patroness of the island. While many of you would like to visit Majorca (Mallorca) to cavort on its beaches, I strongly recommend visiting this splendid religious enclave located in the mountainous area of the island.