Castillo Museo San Carlos, Palma de Mallorca

(4.5/5 based on 45+ 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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  • Interesting building and fantastic views of the bay of palma. A must see for military history lovers.  more »
  • I visited him for a second time, because your view of all times is of first category. Easily reached on foot, offers wonderful prospects of Waterside, where. The castle itself is more a coastal fortress with walls "à la Vauban" a medieval-style castle, more conducive to romantic images.
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  • I give it a 10 because it is worth it, it's a flirty fortress and steeped in history. Unknown to the Mallorcan and Spanish tourists. I hate to have to explain that it is very visited by foreign tourists. Starts the visit with a great audiovisual in a cosy room. THE VISIT TO THE MUSEUM AND AROUND THE CASTLE IS FREE. There are several rooms dedicated to the exhibition of weapons and collections. Climbing to the upper terrace you can see spectacular views of the entire Bay. Take camera and with time you can enjoy these views. There is a bar with terrace, which is fine for a break. It has a good parking if you go by car. Municipal bus line 1 takes you there. Congratulations to the Director of the Museum for their interest and dedication
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  • Great views
  • Imposing fortification that protected the entrance to the port of Palma. Military Museum a bit dilapidated and with pieces of all sorts
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  • Class not only for military fans, especially it is free of charge. From here, you have also a beautiful harbour views.
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  • Incredible collection of weapons and a wonderful view. Good place to take something and make a visit I will try and in addition free
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  • Former Castle turned into very nice military museum and with spectacular views of the Bay of palma.
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