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. With our custom trip planner, Palma de Mallorca attractions like Bellver Castle (Castell de Bellver) can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • Well worth a visit. Stunning views of Palma de Mallorca. If you're going to see any of the classic sights so I really recommend the Bellver Castle
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  • Great value for the money (4€ adult ticket). There is an exhibition about Palma's history inside of the castle which was more informative that the guided tour we took in the city. And of course, the v...  more »
  • The ascent on foot down the stairs, passing by the chapel's brave, mostly with heat. That Yes, the shortest. You do it in a quarter of an hour. You can also climb in tourist bus. Castle is totally different from any other because of its rounded shape. Very nice and care. In its interior you have small collections related to understand its history. The views from the top are spectacular to take pictures. It has an input of 4 euros.
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  • A restored castle with panoramic view of the surroundings hills on one side and awesome view of the ocean on the other side. You can see the cruise ships docked nearby. The castle is closed when we went. The walk around the vicinity is a little disappointing. The 3 star rating is just for the view.
  • Great piece of Mallorcan history. 4 euros per person admittance. Residents of the island pay 1/2 price. Wheelchair accessible to all levels through motorized stair chair. This is one of the few circular castles in Europe. We rented bicycles from Palma and rode in. The hills were steep in quite a few areas, but easily manageable if you are in decent shape.
  • Beautiful structure, free access on Sundays. Most rooms have history about Mallorca. The views are astonishing. It rained, but it was beautiful anyway. :)
  • If I said go to one place when visiting majorca, it would be this, the views are amazing the history is great and is not very busy, it is at the top of a hill, which is a nice walk or you can get a bus to the entrance. It costs just €4 and is well worth the money.
  • It's a round gorgeous building, with really beautiful views of the Palma area. There are stairs to get up to the roof of the castle. You can access a few rooms with statues and castle info from the interior courtyard. Get a ticket from the parking lot ticket both for €4.

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Where to stay in Palma de Mallorca

To experience the heart of Palma, opt to stay in the the inner ring of La Avinguadas street, where lies the historical city center. The mostly traffic-free district is filled with beautiful island architecture housing boutique hotels, historical restaurants, and lovely plazas, and is only a short walk from the city beach and port. The Santa Catalina neighborhood is another popular option for accommodation as it is well known for its restaurants, daily market, and close proximity to the city's main sites. Just east of the city center is Portixol, a beachside neighborhood that still retains its charm of an old fishing village. For a small town beach atmosphere, stay along Platja de Palma, the beach stretching east of the city center.
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