Castillo Museo San Carlos, Palma de Mallorca

4.5
#10 of 14 in Museums in Palma de Mallorca
Specialty Museum Museum
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.
Create an itinerary including Castillo Museo San Carlos
map
Reviews
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
54 reviews
Google
4.3
  • Get here by car, on foot from Porto Pi or on the number 1 bus. It is a gun fort with good views over the port. It houses a collection of artillery pieces and a military museum. Its a good place to go ...  more »
  • Interesting building and fantastic views of the bay of palma. A must see for military history lovers.  more »
  • Brilliant couple of hours spent walking around and looking at exhibits. Great little cafe with fantastic views!  more »
Google
  • Great views
  • Good views of the Bay. Well preserved without crowds. Interesting exhibition of firearms and white.
    View original
  • Very interesting place to meet a little more throughout military history. Free entrance
    View original
  • Interesting and well maintained
    View original
  • By the views and the Museum. Good restaurant and friendly service
    View original

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.

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.
CHECK IN - CHECK OUT
TripAdvisor
Millions of travel reviews
on TripAdvisor

Plans in Palma de Mallorca by other users

3 days in Palma de Mallorca BY A USER FROM NETHERLANDS August, popular PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 8 days in Palma de Mallorca BY A USER FROM CZECH REPUBLIC August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 8 days in Palma de Mallorca BY A USER FROM CZECH REPUBLIC August, popular PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 43 days in Europe BY A USER FROM BRUNEI April, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, hidden gems PREFERENCES: April, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 38 days in Spain BY A USER FROM CANADA October, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 38 days in Western Europe BY A USER FROM CANADA October, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, hidden gems PREFERENCES: October, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 38 days in Western Europe BY A USER FROM CANADA October, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, hidden gems PREFERENCES: October, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 22 days in Spain BY A USER FROM CANADA August, teens, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: August, teens, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 22 days in Spain BY A USER FROM CANADA August, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, hidden gems PREFERENCES: August, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 23 days in Germany & Spain BY A USER FROM COLOMBIA August, culture, popular PREFERENCES: August, culture ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 2 days in Palma de Mallorca BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES September, popular PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 22 days in Europe BY A USER FROM CANADA May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, hidden gems PREFERENCES: May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium
View more plans