Guided tour – Bellver castle

Guided tour of the Bellver castle

Discover the Cathedral of Mallorca and the Bellver castle with our official guides.

These two jewels of Majorcan Gothic architecture leave no one indifferent. Let yourself be amazed by its incredible forms and its vast historical legacy, one of the most original and emblematic structures in the Balearic Islands.

The visit begins in the Bellver Castle parking, where the visitor reception centre and ticket offices area. Find out from Tuesday to Saturday at 10:30!

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What to see during the Bellver tour?

This construction is located 114 m above sea level and 4 km from Palma. It offers spectacular views of the entire city of Palma, the inland and the Tramuntana mountain range. Its name, Bellver, means “Incredible Views”.

It was conceived as a palace-fortress by Jaume II in the early 14th century for Mallorcan royalty and strategically located to prevent future attacks. But it has also been used as a refuge in times of epidemics and social revolts and as a civil and military prison.

Its circular shape makes it one of the most important Gothic castles in the world. It is considered the only circular Gothic-style construction in Spain and one of the few of Europe. It consists of three semi-circular towers attached and the keep separated from the castle about seven meters.

It currently houses the Palma History Museum, part of the collection of Greco-Roman sculptures of Cardinal Antoni Despuig, a space to one of its most illustrious prisoners: Carlos III’s Minister of Justice, Gaspar Melchor de Jovellanos and a room dedicated to the Mallorcan scientist and one of the mathematical problems not yet solved: Ramon Llull and the Quadrature of the Circle. 

The visit ends on the terraces of the castle to contemplate the landscape that surrounds us.

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