Castell de Bellver, Palma de Mallorca

4.3
#1 of 58 in Museums in Majorca
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.
Improve this listing »
Create an itinerary including Castell de Bellver
© OpenMapTiles © OpenStreetMap contributors

Tours To Castell de Bellver

Castell de Bellver Reviews

Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5
4,540 reviews
Google
4.4
TripAdvisor
  • Nice place to visit in Palma. You have to walk a bit but when you are on top you can enjoy a spectacular view. Inside the are different big rooms as a museum.  more »
  • I loved the castle. I think it´s an important part of the experience of Mallorca to see it. Nice surroundings. It´s my second time. In winter or summer it´s very nice.  more »
  • Bellver Castle is a Gothic-style castle built on a hill 3km to the west of the centre of Palma. It was built in the 14th century for King James II of Mallorca and served as a residence for the Kings.....  more »
Google
  • Cool castle that overlooks the city. The interior courtyard is beautiful with it's circular design. Fairly reasonable price to get in (5 euro I believe?). Likely would spend 30-40m exploring here. Definitely make sure you make it to the top of the castle for the views.
  • A historical place with amazing view! Incredible location, above the city, you can see literally everything from above. There are two ways of reaching it out - by car or by foot. If you choose to go by foot - be prepared for a lot of stairs but it is really unforgettable!
  • Clean and well organized, admission fee was resonable (4 euros adult), but lacking in history details and furniture/things to enjoy other than the view. Nice view, though. Of course, you do get your fair share of (poor) Graffiti art...there were signs of drones NOT being allowed, still they were roaming and buzzing freely above our heads.
  • Beautiful site, nicely presented and allows great views of Palma. Free parking available near the Castle and plenty of buses and tours available. A trip round with kids takes around 2hrs and there is a nice park and picnic tables further down the hill or a cafe on site.
  • Very nice and worthwhile stop on the Hop On/Off bus route. Definitely worth the small entrance fee to get the unobstructed views of the whole of Palma, the bay and harbour from the top of the Castle. If you’re afraid of heights, like me, be aware that the ramparts wall is about 4ft tall with a fair drop the other side but you don’t have to go right to the edge for a great view anyways. Probably give yourself an hour to get round and back for the bus, that should be more than enough.

Plan your trip to Palma de Mallorca

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Popular things to do in Palma de Mallorca

See all ›
4.6
Duration: 1h 30 min
4.1
Duration: 2h 30 min
5.0
Duration: 2h 30 min
4.3
Duration: 30 minutes

Side trips from Palma de Mallorca

4.7
Duration: 3 hours
3.8
Duration: 1h 30 min
3.6
Duration: 1h 30 min
4.4
Duration: 1h 30 min

Hidden gems in Palma de Mallorca

4.5
Duration: 1h 30 min
4.3
Duration: 1h 30 min
5.0
Duration: 4 hours

Kid-friendly things to do in Palma de Mallorca

See all ›
2.5
Duration: 4 hours
2.6
Duration: 30 minutes
4.5
Duration: 2h 30 min

Shopping in Palma de Mallorca

See all ›
4.4
Duration: 1h 30 min
5.0
Duration: 1 hour
5.0
Duration: 30 minutes
5.0
Duration: 30 minutes

Nearby attractions in Palma de Mallorca

3.8
Duration: 1h 30 min
5.0
Duration: 1h 30 min
4.9
Duration: 3 hours
4.9
Duration: 1h 30 min
4.3
Duration: 30 minutes
3.3
Duration: 3 hours
4.3
Duration: 1 hour
4.3
Duration: 30 minutes

Plans to Castell de Bellver by other users

7 days in Palma de Mallorca BY A USER FROM CANADA May, popular sights Preferences: May Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 29 days in Majorca BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM July, popular sights Preferences: July Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 6 days in Palma de Mallorca BY A USER FROM THE NETHERLANDS August, popular sights Preferences: August Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 4 days in Majorca BY A USER FROM PUERTO RICO July, popular sights Preferences: July Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 4 days in Palma de Mallorca BY A USER FROM GERMANY August, popular sights Preferences: August Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 4 days in Cala d'Or BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, popular sights Preferences: July Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 13 days in Europe BY A USER FROM SOUTH AFRICA June, popular sights Preferences: June Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 7 days in Majorca BY A USER FROM SPAIN August, popular sights Preferences: August Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 28 days in Spain, Portugal & Tangier BY A USER FROM CANADA September, popular sights Preferences: September Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 10 days in Majorca BY A USER FROM SPAIN August, popular sights Preferences: August Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 32 days in Spain BY A USER FROM SWEDEN April, culture, romantic, wildlife, popular sights Preferences: April, culture, romantic, wildlife Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 60 days in United States, Africa, South Pacific, Asia & Europe BY A USER FROM THE NETHERLANDS March, culture, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular sights Preferences: March, culture, historic sites, museums, wildlife Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium
See more plans