Bellver Castle

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Bellver Castle
Palma de Mallorca, Spain
Aerial view of the castle
Height112 m (367 ft)
Site information
OwnerPalma de Mallorca City Council
Site history
Built byPere Salvà

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.

Its uses include:

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

Bellver Castle was one of 100 finalists for the 12 Treasures of Spain in 2007.[1]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Lista de 100 finalistas de Nuestros 12 Tesoros de España". 2007-11-27. Retrieved 2014-10-06.

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