Do you want to know more about Mallorca? Don’t miss the information we have about Bellver Castle, It’s amazing.
It’s an emblematic building in Mallorca, a fortification of Mallorcan Gothic style. It’s located about 3 kilometers from the capital, Palma de Mallorca, on a hill of one hundred meters above sea level, in a forest zone; from where you can contemplate the port, the city, the Pla de Mallorca and the Sierra de Tramuntana
It’s the only circular plant castle in Spain and one of the oldest with this feature in Europe
The Bellver Castle was built at the beginning of the 14th century by order of King James II
The main part of the Castle was built specially for King James II as its private royal residence, by the architect Pere Salvà; who also worked in the Almudaina Palace.
Also Bellver Castle served as a prison during many times of war, and housed up to an average of 800 political prisoners.
The name of Bellver Castle comes from the old Catalan “Bell Veer”, which meant Bella Vista (English: Beautiful view)
The Palace is structured on two floors that surround the central courtyard. All the rooms of the castle overlook the central courtyard through an amazing gallery of Gothic arches.
In the Castle of Bellver there’s the Museum of History of the city of Palma, reason why it’s open to the general public. It has an exhibition of the history of Palma, from the first settlers, to the middle Ages.
In the interior of the Castle we also find a small Bar – Cafeteria. This service shares the schedule of the castle, so it’s open when the castle is.
If you go to Mallorca don’t forget to visit the castle of Bellver, it will undoubtedly be an unforgettable experience.
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