Castillo Museo San Carlos, Palma de Mallorca

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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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  • August 14, 2017
    For visitors who are military weapons interested and recommended. The location at the West Pier has its charm.
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  • August 1, 2017
    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 »
  • July 28, 2017
    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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  • Good views of the Bay. Well preserved without crowds. Interesting exhibition of firearms and white.
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  • Very interesting place to meet a little more throughout military history. Free entrance
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  • Interesting and well maintained
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  • By the views and the Museum. Good restaurant and friendly service
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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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