Castillo Bellver in Palma de Mallorca

It is one of the architectural wonders of the city of Palma and Europe's oldest circular Gothic castle. An absolutely essential visit in Palma de Mallorca

Castillo Bellver was built by King James II of Mallorca in the fourteenth century and was the seat of his court. It is strategically located on top of a hill 112 meters above sea level, surrounded by woods and 3 km from the center of Palma de Mallorca. Throughout its history, this wonderful and impressive fortification served as both a royal residence and prison.




Circular cieling of Bellver Castle in Palma de Mallorca


Within its majesty, Castillo Bellver includes three towers, its walls and circular courtyard. The castle is open for visitors and inside, on the ground floor and in the rooms surrounding the courtyard is the fantastic Museo de Municipal de Historia de la ciudad de Palma, the collection of classical sculptures of Cardinal Despuig and Numismatic Collection of Lluís Ferbal. The museum is divided into eight rooms that correspond to different stages of the evolution of the city.
You can visit the rooms of the palace. From the top of its towers can be seen from the whole city, Bahía de Palma to the Sierra de Tramontana becoming one of the best viewpoints in the city.


Photo collage inside of Castle Bellver

View from the city of Bellver Castle


Directions to Castillo de Bellver

To get to Castillo de Bellver from Palma there are several options available:
1. We may get there by bus taking the bus 50 (bus tour). It stops at Bellver Castle.
2. – We also have the option of taking buses numbers 3, 20 and 46 of the EMT (Empresa municipal de transportes, or Municipal Transport Company)
3. If we want to take a taxi, then head to the taxi stand at the beginning of Calle Camilo Jose Cela (971401414)
4. And finally the choice of your vehicle. The Access is by Calle Camilo José Cela until reaching the parking area of the castle


Panoramic view of Palma de Mallorca city from the magnific Castle Bellver


Enjoy of this fantastic Video of the Castillo de Bellver



Information about the Castillo de Bellver

Adress: Carrer de Camilo José Cela, s/n
Telephone: 971 735 065
Timetable: April to September: Monday: 8.30 to 13 h-Tuesday to Saturday: 8.30 to 20 h-Sundays and public holidays: 10 to 20 h-October to March: Monday: 8.30 to 13 h-Tuesday to Saturday: 8.30 to 18 h-Sundays and public holidays: 10 to 18 h
Price: GENERAL: 4 € – REDUCED: 2 € – RESIDENTS IN PALMA: 2,50 €