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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Castell de Bellver Reviews
Borgen er i sig selv hurtigt set, måske en times tid. Spændende at se fæstningsværker og tænke sig hvordan man i dårlige tider har kunnet barikadere sig mod uro. Borgens indre udstilling har en kort k... more »The castle itself is quickly seen, maybe an hour or so. Exciting to see fortifications and think about how in bad times have been able to baricate themselves against unrest. The castle's inner exhibition has a brief chronological review of Palma's development from the first settlements. The top offers views of Palma and the bay.
el castillo ofrece unas fabulosas vistas sobre la bahía de Palma de Mallorca. Es un excelente castillo de planta circular, de los pocos del mundo con esta característica, que esta realmente bien conse... more »the castle offers fabulous views over the bay of Palma de Mallorca. It is an excellent castle of circular plan, of the few in the world with this characteristic, which is really well preserved. On Sundays admission is free.
O castelo de Bellver pode ser visto de qualquer lugar de Palma e não tem como não notar ele. Custa 4 euros para entrar e vale muito pela experiência de estar em um castelo, more »The Bellver Castle can be seen from anywhere in Palma and there is no way not to notice it. It costs 4 euros to enter and is worth much for the experience of being in a castle,
First of all. Ticket price is very well priced. €4 is a bargain for a lovely setting to walk around. Unfortunately, they were setting up some sort of event while we were there so we weren't able to get an unobstructed view of the interior. The castle itself is rather small but has such an interesting design, and uses the empty rooms to good effect by turning them into a museum which has curated a number of historical artifacts, meaning you can take your time and learn about the place as well. Knowing Spanish will be handy here. The views from the top are spectacular but not great for someone afraid of heights. I was a tad anxious but people without this fear will enjoy the views immensely. Lovely slice of history for a decent price.
This was an interesting stop. There were lots of neat rooms with information and a beautiful view from the top. The cafe by the tickets counter was also just what we needed before and after. Before for coffee, and after for water. Bring sunscreen!
Always been interested in castles & visit them when I can. This one was pretty special by it's shape. You don't see many round castles! (Least I haven't). Would definitely walk to it if you can, as the views all the way up walking, were really worth it. There are quite a lot of steps to negotiate when walking though, so be aware of this (300 - 400 perhaps (I lost count on the way down!))
Free on Sundays, cheap entry all other times if the week. Plenty of free parking at the top of the hill. Lovely castle to visit, very scenic and nice to walk around. Very little information regarding the castle though, I have no idea why or who built the castle. Could just do with some additional information just to explain why it's here. Lovely view from the top but very busy. Quite steep steps so may want to be careful with kids, there was also a chair lift which was a nice touch.
The castle location provides a great view of the bay below. Without purchasing entry tickets, we were able to walk around the base of the castle and imagine a bit of life within the walls of the castle. It is also an outdoor venue for performances.
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