Castillo Museo San Carlos, Palma de Mallorca

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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.
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  • 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 »
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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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