castillo-de-bellverA gothic castle built between 1300 and 1310. Inside we find Palma’s History Museum, with artefacts uncovered at archaeological digs, art collections as well as the Despuig classical sculpture collection.

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It is also home to the chapel of San Marc, patron of the castle.
These days many educational and cultural activities take place in the castle.

Location
The castle is 3 km from Palma de Mallorca and stands 112.6 metres above sea level, dominating the bay and a great part of the island. Building started at the beginning of the 14th century, at the order of Jaume II, King of Mallorca; it was to serve as a defensive fort as well as a palace.

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Structure
It is the only round structure in all of Spain; it boasts three smaller towers and the main tower that measures 33.37 meters. The castle is built around a central courtyard and has two floors: the ground floor boasts semi-circular arches and flat ceilings, and on the top floor we can admire the pointed arches covered with a pure gothic style ribbed vault.

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castillo-de-bellver-torreAddress: C / Camilo José Cela, s / n – Palma de Mallorca Phone: 971 730657 – 971 451203