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Castle
Location type: Castle
Location address: España, Baleares, Palma
Number of texts: 3
4 stars
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Bellver Castle (Catalan: Castell de Bellver) is a Gothic style castle on a hill 3 km northwest of Palma on the Island of Majorca, Balearic Islands, Spain. It was built in the 14th century for King James II of Majorca, and is one of the few circular castles in Europe. Long used as a military prison throughout the 18th to mid-20th century, it is now under civilian control, being one of the main tourist attractions of the island, as well as the seat for the city’s History Museum.

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Bellver Castle was built in the 14th century for King James II of Aragon. It was used as a military prison during the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries. Now it is one of the main tourist attractions of the island.

The intellectual and writer Gaspar Melchor de Jovellanos was one of the most famous prisoners of the castle.

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Castell de Bellver is a striking fourteenth century citadel near Palma in Majorca.

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