Holidays in Bellver Castle

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Bellver Castle which includes château or palace and heritage architecture

This fantastically preserved 14th-century castle offers stunning views across the city and a glimpse into Mallorca’s rich history. 

Wander the halls and towers at Bellver Castle; you are walking in the footsteps of some of the island’s most influential historical leaders. Learn about their lives within these stone walls when you visit the excellent museum. Gaze over their kingdom from the top of the tower.

Sitting high atop a hill overlooking the city of Palma, Bellver Castle dates back to the early 14th century. The first thing you’ll notice about the castle is its round design. Architect Pere Salva entered new ground when he designed it, as the building was, and remains, the only circular castle in Spain.

If you’ve walked the hill to get here, you may want to rest and admire the turrets, battlements and high tower of the castle’s exterior. Enjoy sweeping views across the harbor and the city.

Walk the castle’s corridors and rooms to learn about the lives of the royals who lived here. King Jaume II, who commissioned the castle, was the first royal resident in 1310. After this, however, it served as a long-term residence for only two other monarchs: King Sanc in 1314 and Joan I in 1395. Explore their royal chambers and the servants’ quarters. Don’t miss the area of the castle that later became a prison. The most notable residents here were the widow and the two children of King Jaume III. Look for marks etched into the stone by prisoners.

Learn about the city’s rich past at the City History Museum on the ground floor. Panels will guide you through the events that shaped the island over a period of hundreds of years. See a display of pottery with pieces dating to the Roman, Arabic and Spanish periods. Stroll around the two-tiered courtyard to view superbly preserved Gothic arches and pillars.

Bellver Castle is several miles outside the city. Public buses will drop you at the foot of the hill. Alternatively, take the open-top sightseeing bus to arrive at the castle entrance. The castle is open every day and has a small admission fee. Note that on Sundays the upstairs rooms may be closed.

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4 out of 5
Mitja Lluna, 4, Palma de Mallorca, Mallorca
The price is AU$119 per night from 11 Oct. to 11 Oct.
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Hotel Victoria Gran Meliá
Hotel Victoria Gran Meliá
5 out of 5
Avenida Joan Miro 21, Palma de Mallorca, Mallorca
The price is AU$255 per night from 11 Oct. to 11 Oct.
Located in the heart of Palma de Mallorca, this luxury hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Paseo Maritime and Bellver Castle. Municipal Market of Santa Catalina ...
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GPRO Valparaiso Palace & Spa
GPRO Valparaiso Palace & Spa
5 out of 5
C/ Francisco Vidal Sureda, 23, Palma de Mallorca, Mallorca
The price is AU$228 per night from 17 Oct. to 17 Oct.
Situated in the mountains, this luxury hotel is within 1 mile (2 km) of Paseo Maritime and Bellver Castle. Plaza Mayor de Palma and Basilica of St. Francis are ...
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"We have stayed before ‘Covid’ and returned with confidence we would be well looked after. We felt safe at all times and the hotel has so much outdoor space it never felt crowded. Bedrooms are lovely and everything immaculate. My only criticism is that there is only one dining option for lunch and ..."

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BQ Belvedere Hotel
BQ Belvedere Hotel
4 out of 5
Mitja Lluna, 4, Palma de Mallorca, Mallorca
The price is AU$119 per night from 11 Oct. to 11 Oct.
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Hotel Victoria Gran Meliá
Hotel Victoria Gran Meliá
5 out of 5
Avenida Joan Miro 21, Palma de Mallorca, Mallorca
The price is AU$255 per night from 11 Oct. to 11 Oct.
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GPRO Valparaiso Palace & Spa
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Melia Palma Marina
4 out of 5
Avinguda Gabriel Roca, 29, Palma de Mallorca, Mallorca
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INNSiDE by Melia Palma Bosque
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Hotel Costa Azul
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Avenida Gabriel Roca, 7, Palma de Mallorca, Mallorca
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