Castell de Bellver, Palma de Mallorca

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A circular-shaped castle built with a dual purpose, 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 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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  • Its only 2 Euros for seniors to visit this interesting castle. The car park is quite small but free. Or you can use the Hop on Hop Off tourist busses. Unfortunately, the café was closed when we... 
    Its only 2 Euros for seniors to visit this interesting castle. The car park is quite small but free. Or you can use the Hop on Hop Off tourist busses. Unfortunately, the café was closed when we...  more »
  • Excellent tourist attraction and must see if in Palma for any length of time. Excellent state of preservation with interesting collection of Roman and 18th century busts and sculptures. Amazing views....  more
    Excellent tourist attraction and must see if in Palma for any length of time. Excellent state of preservation with interesting collection of Roman and 18th century busts and sculptures. Amazing views....  more »
  • Not too much to see but nice nonetheless! The grounds are beautiful too, so I’d definitely recommend you take a walk around there too! 
    Not too much to see but nice nonetheless! The grounds are beautiful too, so I’d definitely recommend you take a walk around there too!  more »
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  • Cheep museum you can go! :)
  • The park on the hills leading up the the castle is gorgeous. The castle itself is much more impressive than it seems on the outside. It has an almost roman feel to its interior square, with nice arches, roof tiles and whatnot. The exposition on the history of Mallorca was very well done and very gripping. The roof was very nice and offered a panorama view of the whole city of Palma and the mountain range tot the west. Finally, admittance was cheap so great value visit overall
  • Very nice place to see, with several small exhibitions and spectacular sightseeing! You can go up to the roof from where the panoramic view for a half of the island will take your breath away. Very recommendable and especially that the entrance is very cheap and even free some days.
  • Nice winding road up to the castle. Castle is in great shape, and is well laid out. Great views. Also seems to be free entrance if from an EU country(?). Plenty of parking, almost no one here when I went. Maybe due to covid. But it was open and there were other people around, just not that many. Interesting architecture for sure.
  • It's a very unique and interesting castle to visit, also you learn a little about the history around that place and Mallorca in general. The view from the rooftop is really beautiful, good for panoramic photos. You basically see the whole port and city of Palma. Also the little forest park around the castle is worth a walk. You can spend up to 2,5 hours here if you don't leave out anything and also visit the museum inside. The ticket costs 4 Euro, which is definitely worth it!

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