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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  • The Castle from the outside looks interesting, especially from a distance and at night. View the Palm curious but you do not need to go to the castle to watch it;)
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  • The structure of the castle is very peculiar with its round shape. It is very well preserved. The box office to get tickets is in a hidden place that makes many people climb all the steps up to the door Castle and then have to come back down to buy tickets. The neglected environment is striking.
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  • Great looking and super with the hop in hop off bus to reach :) little tip: On Sundays the entry for everyone in the castle is free! Always again beautiful :)
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  • Must go place. It's totally worth paying for the ticket to get 360 degree view from the top of the castle. Very impressive.
  • Great walk around and a wonderful sense of history with stunning views out to sea and inland . Take a cab up nd walk the amazing stairs down.
  • The Bellver Castle is worth seeing and studying. We heard rumors that it was uninteresting and it was a great surprise to wander back into the medieval times and reading about the fate of the prisoners who did time here. Some under gruesome conditions.
  • Beautiful castle with an amazing view over Palma and into the distance (we walked all the way from Ses Cadanes that day!). Also Has an interesting museum inside. Definitely worth a visit if you are in Palma.
  • 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!🤗