Bellver Castle is one of the most emblematic and visited places on the island of Majorca, as well as one of the few circular castles to be found in Europe. The castle has been the home of kings for years, a refuge from the plague epidemics, a military fortress during the Revolt of the Brotherhoods and a military prison.
During the Spanish War of Independence, the castle was used as a fortress for prisoners of war from the French side. This is proven by the inscriptions in the form of graffiti found on the castle walls. As additional data, we can also say that Bellver Castle was used as a prison until the 20th century.
Apart from its history, the castle offers fabulous views of the bay of Palma and the city in general; it is without a doubt, one of the most acclaimed tourist sites for those who visit the city of Palma. From the top of Bellver Castle, one can see the Marivent Palace (residence of the Kings of Spain), the Palma Cathedral (La Seu), the airport and the whole sport marina and commercial port area.
Admission for the castle is as follows:
Pensioners, students and children under 16: €1
Saturdays: Free entrance for Palma residents
Sundays and holidays: Free general entry
October to March:
Working days: 8:30am – 7pm
Sundays and holidays*: 10am – 4:30pm
April to September:
Working days: 8:30am – 8:30pm
Sundays and holidays* : 10am – 6:30pm
*The halls and museums are closed on Sundays and holidays