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|Palma de Mallorca, Spain|
Aerial view of the castle
|Height||112 m (367 ft)|
|Owner||Palma de Mallorca City Council|
|Built by||Pere 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.
- - 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.
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