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Bellver Castle
Bellver Castle

Bellver Castle

Calle Camilo José Cela, s/n, Palma de Mallorca, Spain, 07014

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.

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Mallorca Shore Excursion Bellver Castle and Cathedral Private Tour
Mallorca Shore Excursion Bellver Castle and Cathedral Private Tour
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$190.61 per adult
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Insight of Valpariaso
Our tour guide Kavier was outstanding.He took us out of the tourist area and to places you would not normally see. Lots of walking, a bus ride and the funicular railway. His knowledge of the history of Valpariaso was excellent and I would highly recommend this tour.
Robyn070, Oct 2019

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Frequently Asked Questions
The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
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