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Bellver Castle
Bellver Castle

Bellver Castle

Calle Camilo José Cela, s/n, Palma de Mallorca, Spain, 07014

The Basics

Many sightseeing tours of Palma de Mallorca (Majorca), including bike tours and boat tours, pass by the castle’s Gothic-style exterior. To fully appreciate the history of the fortress, it’s necessary to go inside. Visitors can explore history-focused exhibits and see graffiti left by former prisoners on the castle’s upper walls. Guided tours, lasting 30 minutes, are also offered. Alternatively, download the app beforehand and explore with the aid of an audio guide.

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Recent reviews from experiences in Mallorca

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Mallorca is a beautiful destination.
Collette_k, Sep 2019
Shore Excursion:Palma Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour with Optional Boat & Belver Castle
We really enjoyed the tour and the place. It was well organized and easy to get around except the pickup at certain points were not always as stated timely.
star-5
Best way to see everything
Kyle_M, Jul 2019
Shore Excursion:Palma Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour with Optional Boat & Belver Castle
This was the best way to see everything in a short time. Being that we have limited time on shore from our cruise ship, it’s a no brainer to get the tour this way you can see everything.
star-4
Lack of accurate directions to bus stop
Michelle P, Jul 2019
Shore Excursion:Palma Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour with Optional Boat & Belver Castle
The city was beautiful. The only problem was getting from the port to the bus stop. The directions were not clear. There was four (4) other families that had the same challenge.
star-4
Good Palma de Mallorca option to get around
2018YvonneK, Sep 2018
Shore Excursion:Palma Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour with Optional Boat & Belver Castle
Bus stop closest to dock was not as far as previous post suggested. The whole tour is about 1.5 hours. Yet the bus stops at one particular area for 20-30 minutes. So whole tour approximately 2 hours. Castle option was great because the views of Palma de Mallorca were amazing from the top of the castle.
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Relaxed sightseeing
Ray D, Aug 2018
Shore Excursion:Palma Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour with Optional Boat & Belver Castle
Unless you are into the beach or water sports, there is not a lot to do at this port. The HOHO bus is always a relaxing way to see the town and decide where you want to spend some time. Good value.
star-4
Palma de Mallorca
JudithS_G, Aug 2018
Shore Excursion:Palma Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour with Optional Boat & Belver Castle
This was a wonderful and fun tour. Palma de Mallorca is a beautiful city - a taste of the old and new together. It is a small city built in the hills of Palma . The shoreline is filled with boats of all sizes and the beaches are beautiful.

Things to Know Before You Go

  • Bellver Castle is a must for history buffs, architecture geeks, and sightseers.

  • Wear comfortable shoes, as the approach to Bellver Castle is up a steep hill.

  • Bring a camera to capture the great views over Palma bay and the city afforded by the hilltop castle.

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How to Get There

Bellver Castle is situated on Carrer de Camilo José Cela, about 1.8 miles (3 kilometers) west of Palma’s Old Town on the island of Mallorca off Spain’s east coast. EMT Palma buses numbers 3, 20, and 46 stop at Place Gomila or Joan Miró 16, both of which are about a 20-minute walk from the castle proper. Hop-on hop-off buses and sightseeing tours with transfers will drop you closer to the castle entrance.

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When to Get There

The castle is open Tuesday–Sunday and is busiest during the summer months, from June through August. Arrive early in the day to beat the crowds. If you want to join a guided tour of the castle, come between Tuesday and Saturday, when guided English-language tours take place mid-morning.

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Other Historical Attractions in Palma

After exploring Bellver Castle, you may want to visit other noteworthy historical attractions in Palma, such as the Palma La Seu Cathedral. Converted from a Moorish-era mosque by King James I, the magnificent Gothic-style structure is now one of the city’s most recognizable landmarks. Also worth seeking out is Almudaina Palace, a former Islamic fort that was converted after the arrival of the Christian monarchs in the 13th century.

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