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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  • Beautiful filled with a beautiful story of a culture rich and exciting was here... +++ I was very happy to discover the visit lasts 1 hour or more but it feels good inside that it did not want to leave
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  • There is an amazing view of the harbor and if you go on a clear day you can see most of the island. In terms of a museum there is not much there but it is well worth the visit if you would like a good...  more »
  • The surroundings could be much more care! Because it is a very touristy area and not only that if there are many people who will walk through the area or do not sport! More care for the Castle! The site is very nice! Nice views to the Bay of palma!
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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!🤗