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Bellver Castle
Set atop a wooded hill overlooking Palma, the 14th-century Bellver Castle (Castell de Bellver) is known for its distinctive circular design—it is supposedly the only Spanish castle to bear this shape. Built for King James II, the castle later served as a military prison and mint and now houses the City History Museum (Museu d'Història de la Ciutat).  

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. 

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. 

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. 

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. 

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. 
Address: Calle Camilo José Cela, s/n, Palma de Mallorca 07014, Spain
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Premium Segway Tour

Absorb panoramic vistas of Palma at the stolid Bellver Castle where you can enjoy the breathtaking view and see all of the city’s spectacular sights on a Segway tour, visiting the Cathedral of Santa Maria and the old fish market, while cruising along the beautiful bay, heading down towards the old town visiting the Palma Cathedral, admire the palatial beauty of Almundaina Palace and revel in the lavish luxury of the Arab Bath along with history.
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The Castle of Bellver immersive 3D sound Audio walk experience

Actors perform directly to your headset together with 3D sound effects. Discover the history of this emblematic castle, a historic treasure of Mallorca and witness to a large part of its story, like that of its builder: the conquistador Jaime II de Mallorca.
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City Sightseeing Palma de Mallorca Hop-On Hop-Off Tour with Optional Boat Ride or Bellver Castle Entry

Explore the ancient Mediterranean port city of Palma de Mallorca on a hop-on hop-off City Sightseeing tour. Climb on the double decker bus at one of the 16 centrally located stops and listen to audio commentary as you cruise past top attractions. When you're ready for a closer look, hop off and rejoin the route at any point within the 24- or 48-hour validity period. Upgrade your ticket to include a walking tour, boat tour, or entry to Bellver Castle.
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Palma de Mallorca Bike Tour with Optional Tapas

Enjoy an alternative sightseeing experience on a 3.5-hour bike tour of Palma de Mallorca. Follow a knowledgeable guide through the winding streets of the capital at a leisurely pace and discover spectacular sights like the stunning Palma Cathedral and the atmospheric Old Town. See historical highlights like the Basilica of St Francesco and gain fascinating insight into local heritage from your guide. Upgrade to pleasure your palate with traditional tapas at an ambient local bar for an authentic cultural experience.
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3 Hours E-Bike Tour in Palma de Mallorca

Discover the Old Town of Palma de Mallorca and beyond with a half-day e-bike tour. Set out on a tour covering 27 kilometers to see several top attractions including the Bellver Castle and the Basilica de Sant Francesc. Cruise along the bikeway facing the sea with ease on an e-bike and see architectural landmarks including the Convento de Santa Clara and the Catedral de Mallorca.
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Private Tour: Palma de Mallorca Old Town, Palma Cathedral and Cruise

Admire all of Palma de Mallorca’s spectacular sights on a 4-hour private sightseeing tour of the city. Accompanied by an accomplished guide, visit legendary landmarks such as the Old Town and the Almudaina Palace while listening to tailored commentary. Marvel at the dazzling interior of the Palma Cathedral, a magnificent architectural achievement by Antoni Gaudi, then relax during a tranquil cruise around the Bay of Palma and the picturesque port. Enrich your knowledge of Mallorca’s capital during this comprehensive tour of the city.
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2 Hours E-Bike Tour in Palma de Mallorca

We offer you an amazing 15 km tour in Palma de Mallorca without effort in a comfortable electric bicycle visiting the old town and the castle of Bellver mainly by the bikeway facing the sea.So go ahead and give you the chance to live an incomparable experience, to enjoy incredible landscapes and the kindness and closeness that characterizes us.
  • Duration: 105 to 120 minutes
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Palma de Mallorca Half Day Sightseeing Tour with Transfers

Combine a sightseeing tour, a guided walk, and free time during this 4-hour comprehensive tour of Palma de Mallorca. In the company of your guide, visit the most important highlights and landmarks in town on a single tour. Round-trip transportation from select hotels included.
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Palma de Mallorca Private Boat Tour

Cruise Palma de Mallorca aboard a private boat for an experience that’s tailored to your preferences, with options to customize the duration or add refreshments. Since some of Palma de Mallorca’s most beautiful sites are best seen by boat, from Belliver Castle to the cathedral, land-based tours can mean obstructed views; treating your group to a private cruise gives you a front row seat for exploring the city in style.
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Palma Cultural Tour Bus and Walking Tour Mallorca Half Day

We begin the Palma Cultural Tour by the Cathedral, in the Parc de la Mar. We will walk through the gardens heading for the Cathedral of Mallorca, La Seu. We will continue our tour through the famous Olivar Market (Mercado del Olivar) passing through the Town Hall (plaza de Cort), the central square (Plaza España) and the church of San Miguel. We will also make a panoramic visit to Bellver Castle by bus to enjoy some of the best views of the island
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Palma de Mallorca Sightseeing Day Tour

See the best of Palma de Mallorca on this full-day sightseeing tour. See the Balearic capital’s top sights, from the Cathedral of Santa Maria (or La Seu) to Bellver Castle, and get a taste of Mallorca’s local culture with an included drink and tapa dish at El Corte Inglés shopping center. You’ll also enjoy ample free time to explore the city and its many attractions, monuments, shops and eateries at your own leisure.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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Palma CityXperience with Cathedral Visit and Old Town Guided Tour

Enjoy an exceptional day in our wonderful city of Palma. Take a walk, go shopping and visit the cathedral. Visit Palma old tour with our expert guide and get to know hidden places of Palma.
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2 Hours E-bike Tour with Snack, in Palma de Mallorca

We offer you an amazing 17 km tour in Palma de Mallorca without effort in a comfortable electric bicycle visiting the old town and the castle of Bellver mainly by the bikeway facing the sea; then, we end the tour in a nice bar close to the bikeway and the seafront to enjoy a nice snack and beverage.So go ahead and give you the chance to live an incomparable experience, to enjoy incredible landscapes and the kindness and closeness that characterizes us
  • Duration: 150 to 180 minutes
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