King Sancho Palace (1309-1399)
King Jaime II ordered to build this palace at the beginning of the fourteenth century so that his son Sancho could find a relief to the asthma disease he suffered from.It is believed it was built on the old fortress of a Moorish wali called Mussa or Muça from where comes the name: Valldemossa.The palace was one of the rural castles of the Majorcan dinasty used to get some rest. The palace’s falconery and the road united to the Teix royal house show us that the hunting was, indeed, the main activity.We know the visits of Kings James II, Sancho I, James III y John I since they are well documented in various maintenance Works:Payment to Bernat Tarragó, the king’s carpenter, master builder and architect in Majorca ,in order to repair the galleries of the queen’s room in Valldemossa’s royal palace, wich is in serious risk of falling down.
The palace was distributed around one patio. To the north there was the royal hall, wich was adorned with deers relieves and was connected to the ground floor of a tower where the king had his room. To the south, a big kitchen and the larder. The access was through an stone entrance hall and one winding staircase conducted to the first floor. To the west, there were the queen’s chambers, and to the east, some annexes. The buildings were preceded by porchs with ogival vaults.