Castell de Bellver

Castell de Bellver, Palma de Mallorca: Hours, Address, Castell de Bellver Reviews: 4.5/5

Castell de Bellver
4.5
Tuesday
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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This large, 14th century castle overlooking the town of Palma now houses a museum.
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Natasa J
Ljubljana, Slovenia34 contributions
Wonderful
Apr 2021 • Family
Great start for sight seeing of Palma. Very peaceful nowdays due to pandemic situation. Free entrance for EU residants.
Written April 30, 2021
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Parshant Sharma
Palma de Mallorca, Spain58 contributions
Nice castell
Apr 2021 • Solo
Nice place to come.
My favourite spots in palma.
Sea view is very good from the castle.
Love to come here.very peace ful place.
Mide blowing place
Written April 25, 2021
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aki0007
Estepona, Spain297 contributions
Ein Muss in Palma
Nov 2020 • Friends
If you would like to have a one millone view over the city of palma you have to go there. The castle itself it not so special but the view is amazing. You can go there by car or take a 30min walk from the city center. Entrance is 4 euro. There is also a café there to have a drink.
Written November 26, 2020
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borgcarlsen
5 contributions
Beautiful place
Nov 2020
We were there many times and always come back. We were there with out kid`s and they enjoy it. Many people there and respect the covid norms. Happy day.
Written November 18, 2020
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Check & Share
Menorca, Spain79 contributions
Well preserved
Nov 2020 • Couples
Pretty castle with beautiful views of Palma city, mountains, harbour and sea.
Very well preserved.
There’s an important collection of marble sculptures, some from century II AD.
Would be nice to have a shop to buy refreshments.
Written November 1, 2020
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Tim Weissmann
5 contributions
amazing
Aug 2020
i was amazed how big the building is. it is a work of art. You can look at almost all the rooms. it is very interesting, also for children.
Written September 4, 2020
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CupaEvaBlerina
Palma de Mallorca, Spain55 contributions
Bello
Jan 2020 • Friends
Nice place to visit in Palma. You have to walk a bit but when you are on top you can enjoy a spectacular view. Inside the are different big rooms as a museum.
Written July 27, 2020
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S D
Palma de Mallorca, Spain10 contributions
visit
Jun 2020
I loved the castle. I think it´s an important part of the experience of Mallorca to see it. Nice surroundings. It´s my second time. In winter or summer it´s very nice.
Written July 22, 2020
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Bruce W
Mijas, Spain1,698 contributions
A Well-rounded Construction.
May 2019
Bellver Castle is a Gothic-style castle built on a hill 3km to the west of the centre of Palma. It was built in the 14th century for King James II of Mallorca and served as a residence for the Kings of Mallorca whenever they were not staying in mainland Europe.

The most notable feature in its structure is its circular shape, making it unique in Spain. Both its surrounding wall and the inner yard echo this form, as do the three minor towers and the donjon. These are attached to the inner walls while the principal tower (the Donjon) is linked to the complex by a high bridge over the surrounding moat.

Its strategic position provides excellent views of the port of Palma and the countryside all around; giving rise to a feeling of security to its defendants.

First serving as the residence of the Kings of Mallorca, and afterward, long used as a military prison and a political prison throughout the 18th to mid-20th century. It is now under civilian control, being one of the main tourist attractions of the island of Mallorca, as well as the location for the city's History Museum.

The architect Pere Salva was responsible for the design of the main part of the fortification. Its structure combines the needs of a palace with strong defensive elements. A moat was created surrounding the castle and its donjon. Rock from the hill where the castle sits was used for the building. Once the castle had been built, and following the introduction of artillery, the battlements on the top balconies and the barbican disappeared, soon to be followed by those in every tower; loopholes were built instead.

As a fortification, it experienced and successfully resisted two sieges during the middle ages and being an enclosed site, lent itself well, subsequently, to being utilised as a place of confinement.

In 1931, the Spanish Second Republic gave the castle to the city of Palma, along with the forest surrounding it. It became a museum in 1932 and was restored in 1976 to become the city's History museum.
Written April 30, 2020
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Susan B
Atherton, UK23 contributions
Castle
Mar 2020 • Couples
Castle is great to visit. Lovely views from the top. Nice little cafe on site. Well worth a trip. Ideal for family visit.
Written March 5, 2020
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