Castillo Museo San Carlos, Palma de Mallorca

(4.6/5 based on 40+ reviews on the web)
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. To visit Castillo Museo San Carlos on your trip to Palma de Mallorca, use our Palma de Mallorca trip builder.
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  • Spectacular own Castle, the Museum full of jewelry históricas(incluida una Enigma) and the people responsible for the bar, phenomenal, come back safe!
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  • An interesting and fun experience. We we greeted at the gate by donkeys (the animals). When a runout on the wall, you have great views of the sea, the Harbour and the city. The individual halls inside the fortress is rather aimed at gun lovers and fans of Spanish military history. The simple and unpretentious Cafe is particularly beautiful. Here, one can enjoy a cafe drinking Latte, a snack and enjoy views of the sea.
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  • Brilliant couple of hours spent walking around and looking at exhibits. Great little cafe with fantastic views!