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Bellver Castle Tours

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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
Admission: Varies
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12 Tours and Activities to Experience Bellver Castle

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Palma de Mallorca Bike Tour with Optional Tapas

Palma de Mallorca Bike Tour with Optional Tapas

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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 30 minutes
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3 Hours E-Bike Tour in Palma de Mallorca

3 Hours E-Bike Tour in Palma de Mallorca

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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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  • 2 hours 45 minutes to 3 hours
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The Castle of Bellver Audio Tour: A History of Resistance

The Castle of Bellver Audio Tour: A History of Resistance

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Walk through Bellver Castle, unique in its circular construction. Learn the history of those who were trapped in Bellver when he served as a prison at different times in Spanish history. With this soundwalk you can take a tour in several periods of time, you will know its structure and its defense elements during past attacks, but be prepared because you will also learn about the terror of those who were prisoners in it. A tribute to history, humanity and freedom.
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  • 1 hour
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Palma de Mallorca Sightseeing Day Tour

Palma de Mallorca Sightseeing Day Tour

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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.
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  • 8 hours
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Private Tour: Palma de Mallorca Old Town, Palma Cathedral and Cruise

Private Tour: Palma de Mallorca Old Town, Palma Cathedral and Cruise

Admire all of Palma de Mallorca’s spectacular sights on a 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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  • 4 hours
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Palma de Mallorca Half Day Sightseeing Tour with Transfers

Palma de Mallorca Half Day Sightseeing Tour with Transfers

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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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  • 4 hours
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Small-Group Guided E-Bike Tour in Palma de Mallorca

Small-Group Guided E-Bike Tour in Palma de Mallorca

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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.
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  • 1 hour 45 minutes to 2 hours
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Mallorca Full Day Ladies Paradise of beauty and deep connection

Mallorca Full Day Ladies Paradise of beauty and deep connection

At Vagacy, we organize from the heart unique transformational travel experiences to Hawaii and Indonesia. Our trips carry a deep energetic connection, a sort of spiritual initiation that facilitates a shift inside each participant. We are bringing now a mini-taster of those magical adventures to our beautiful island: Mallorca! In this Mediterranean paradise, the energy of mother nature is calmer and you will sense a pearl of ancient wisdom mixed with a modern lifestyle that we hope will captivate you and show you just what you are looking for. Here, guided by Veronica from Vagacy.com, you will connect with your inner Self with a delightful series of activities such as meditations, chakra alignment, ceremonies of beauty and an introduction to Ho'oponopono, an ancient Hawaiian method for conflict resolution and peaceful living. All while experiencing a day of sabbatic beauty carefully and lovingly planned for you. Just sit back and feel beautiful, loved and alive!
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Palma Cultural Tour Bus and Walking Tour Mallorca Half Day

Palma Cultural Tour Bus and Walking Tour Mallorca Half Day

Check off Palma’s star sights with ease, and without extended walks or long spells in a vehicle, during this combo walking and bus tour. Feel the pulse of the city as you stroll around landmarks such as Palma Cathedral, the Mercat de l’Olivar, and Plaza Espana. Next, hop on an air-conditioned bus to hilltop Bellver Castle to admire the 14th-century round fort and its panoramic city and sea views.
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  • 4 to 5 hours
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Discover the major cultural attractions of Palma De Mallorca on a Private Tour

Discover the major cultural attractions of Palma De Mallorca on a Private Tour

Palma de Mallorca is a modern city where numerous ideas about what to see and what to do. This city always welcomes its guests all year round. And we insist that any visit to the city (especially the first one) should include a sightseeing tour of its most important heritage. You will stroll through the history of the city with the local guide - from the Roman city to Madina Mayurqa and the Christian city that we know today. Our guide and driver will pick you up in the seaport from your cruise ship or from your hotel to take you to the historical center sightseeing tour. The first stop will be at Bellver castle. After that, you will explore the city center – both walk and by car. In the end, our guide will take you to the most beautiful village in Mallorca – Valldemossa. After tour finished – your guide will take you back to your ship or hotel.
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  • 4 hours
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Bellver Castle Private Tour and Surrounding Highlights

Bellver Castle Private Tour and Surrounding Highlights

Discover the Bellver Castle and explore the area around it, while admiring the gothic architecture, and hearing local insights from your host. A tasty lunch is included. After a convenient pick-up, your host will take you to the military museum. Learn about the history of Mallorca and checkout the viewpoint. Next up, the beautiful Bellver Castle. Listen to local stories and wander through the courtyard and royal rooms. Enjoy the views of the city and bay from the terrace. When the Royal family is not staying in their palace, the Royal gardens of Marivent are open for visitors! Wander through the gardens and hear all about the Royal family. If art is your thing, ask your host about the life of Joan Miró. Visit the caves of Genova with skip-the-line tickets. The caves are a natural legacy, sculpted in the rock, drop by drop over centuries. *The Royal Gardens are closed between 15 July - 15 September, due to the Royal family visiting Mallorca.
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  • 5 hours
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Shore Excursion:Palma Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour with Optional Boat & Belver Castle

Shore Excursion:Palma Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour with Optional Boat & Belver Castle

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When your cruise ship docks in Palma de Mallorca, head ashore for a hop-on hop-off City Sightseeing tour. From the open-top, double-decker bus, see the city’s beloved landmarks and step off to explore at any of the 16 stops. With your 24-hour ticket, travel at your own pace and listen to audio commentary for the history behind the sights as you go. Upgrade to include a boat tour or entry to Bellver Castle with your ticket.
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  • 1 hour 40 minutes
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