Palma's landmark Bellver Castle high on the hills above the city is already the second most visited of the city's monuments
Palma's landmark Bellver Castle high on the hills above the city is already the second most visited of the city's monuments and it is on the up and up this
year. Increased visitor figures in the first few months of the year have led to income rocketing by 70% which is amazing when considering that the admission charge is a basic €4 for adults.
The good results are believed to be a function of improved facilities and opening times of the castle – there's a new reception and ticket office and opening times, winter and summer, are longer
than before! The castle is even open on Mondays – traditionally the day when museums are closed in Palma – but only for the mornings, in the afternoon it's available for photo shoots, film making
and the like, which has also increased income.
The castle is a superb place to visit for several reasons; it's first and foremost a marvellous example of castle technology with its defences and fortifications, it has fantastic views, it houses
the Museum of the History of Palma covering the period from prehistoric times to now, and it's a marvellous venue for classical and jazz concerts. If that wasn't enough, there are also special
medieval events occasionally, and for me, the very walls of the castle ooze history – take a look at these carved graffiti, made over the centuries by people just like you and me!
If you're in Palma for a holiday or a day trip, take a look at the Castle's Information for ticket prices, timetable and
bus information. And if you think €4 is a lot to get in, the Tower of London charges over £21!