Bellver Castle

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Bellver Castle
Palma de Mallorca, Spain
Castillo de Bellver.jpg
Aerial view of the castle
Coordinates 39°33′50″N 2°37′10″E / 39.56375°N 2.619338°E / 39.56375; 2.619338Coordinates: 39°33′50″N 2°37′10″E / 39.56375°N 2.619338°E / 39.56375; 2.619338
Built 1311
Built by Pere Salvà
Construction
materials
Marès
Height 112 m (367 ft)
Current
owner
Palma de Mallorca City Council

Bellver Castle (bellver in Castilian means "good view") is a castle that was built by order of King Jaime II for use as a residence of the kings of Mallorca. The castle is built at 112 metres (367 ft) above sea level. Today it belongs to the City Council of Palma de Mallorca and it is the Museum of the History of the city of Palma. It is open to the public.

Uses:

  • - Refuge to the Turkish landings.
  • - Military Prison
  • - Military fortress during the Rebellion of Germanias
  • - Shelter from the epidemic of plague.

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