Castillo Museo San Carlos, Palma de Mallorca

Frozen in time centuries ago, Castillo Museo San Carlos originally protected Palma de Mallorca against enemy attacks from the sea. The museum housed inside the sandstone castle preserves artifacts from the island's rich military past, including parade uniforms, weapons, and helmets. In the 20th century, the castle served as a military hospital and prison. Today, a walk around the well-maintained fortification transports visitors to a time when pirates regularly attacked and ransacked the island. The castle offers sweeping views of the city and the surrounding area, so don't forget to bring your camera. Arrange to visit Castillo Museo San Carlos and other attractions in Palma de Mallorca using our Palma de Mallorca travel itinerary planner.
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  • For visitors who are military weapons interested and recommended. The location at the West Pier has its charm.
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  • This was our first stop on the island. My husband loved visiting this museum. They have some many guns, knives,and machine guns displayed. They also have an Enigma machine. Lots to enjoy for the entir...  more »
  • It is perhaps one of the museums most unknown of Palma, is located at the dock of Palma West dock, free admission from Tuesday to Sunday, has many references and various activities on Saturday morning a place to visit is worthwhile
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  • Great for a 360° view of Palma and the surrounding coastline. There is a little cafe and toilets and some old battlements you can walk around. On the way back down you will also get a view of the King of Spain's private residence when he is in town.
  • Amazing venue for an event. Great views.
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  • Well worth a visit
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Where to stay in Palma de Mallorca

To experience the heart of Palma, opt to stay in the the inner ring of La Avinguadas street, where lies the historical city center. The mostly traffic-free district is filled with beautiful island architecture housing boutique hotels, historical restaurants, and lovely plazas, and is only a short walk from the city beach and port. The Santa Catalina neighborhood is another popular option for accommodation as it is well known for its restaurants, daily market, and close proximity to the city's main sites. Just east of the city center is Portixol, a beachside neighborhood that still retains its charm of an old fishing village. For a small town beach atmosphere, stay along Platja de Palma, the beach stretching east of the city center.
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