Bellver Castle (Castell de Bellver), Palma de Mallorca

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A circular-shaped castle built with a dual purpose, Bellver Castle (Castell de Bellver) was once the royal seat of James II of Mallorca. The central courtyard surrounds a well that leads to a water-storing cistern below the castle's foundations. The impenetrable walls also once served as a military prison after James II's reign, but nowadays the distinctive architecture attracts visitors from all over the world. The island's history museum resides inside the castle. Make Bellver Castle (Castell de Bellver) part of your personalized Palma de Mallorca itinerary using our Palma de Mallorca travel itinerary planner.
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  • Inside were not included. It turned out that they will no longer sell tickets at 18.00.15 min. The view from the Hill is stunning. Can be reached by bus or by taxi. Back went on foot to the sea.
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  • Although the interior of the castle is a little dull much worthwhile, the building itself is very nice and amazing views. I went on Sunday, so there were no guided tours (that sure further improve the experience) but in return that day admission is free. It is noteworthy that even a week it is worth paying the entrance (I think they are around € 4).
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  • Situated at the top of the park, good for a bonus site seeing trip as has great views and free entry. 
  • We easily got the bus from the main station in Palma for €1.50. We then had to walk up a hill then when we reached the castle grounds we had to climb up so many steps! But the views were worth it and there did seem to be buses and cars at the top so don't worry if walking up a hill doesn't sound appealing 😂. Only €2 for me as I'm 18, but $4 otherwise! Walking around the castle you had to watch your feet a bit as there are uneven paths. The view at the top was unbelievable of the mountains and Palma. The museum bit was mostly translated into English and a lot was really interesting (I got a bit lost however in the detail of the city plans over the years of Palma😂 but I got the just of it). Really worth a visit!🤗
  • Fantastic views of Palma from the top of the castle. The castle itself is picturesque. I wandered around for an hour on my own as it isn't very big and took plenty of photos. Admission was €4 an adult. The car park isn't very big and it's quite a walk if you park at the bottom of the hill.
  • Great views. Nice to be able to look down on Palma. I recommend walking up the stairs to get there. Museum is OK.
  • Beautiful architecture and stunning views. Free on sundays! Be prepared for a bit of a walk up hill as the car park is usually full.
  • Long and tiring hike to the castle but the view is well worth it.
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