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Bellver Castle

Bellver Castle is a Gothic-style fortification, built in the 14th century, located 3 kms from Palma on a hill with views over the city of Palma. In fact, its name means "beautiful view" (from the old Catalan bell veer). Its peculiarity is that it is one of the few fortress with a spherical roof building Inside the castle you will find the Museum of History of the City of Palma, which makes your visit ...
Castle of Capdepera, the surrender of the muslims
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Castle of Capdepera, the surrender of the muslims

A bit of history In June, 17th 1231, the King of Aragon, Jaume I,  and Abu Abd Allah Muhammad, “alfaquí” of Menorca, signed the rendition on Menorca island to the Aragon crown. This happened in a walled fortress situated in the northeast of Mallorca called Castle of Capdepera. It was a strategic point because from the castle you can clearly see the sister island of Menorca. The village that became a ...
The castle of Capdepera
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The castle of Capdepera

Today we travel to the Middle Ages. The castle of Capdepera, is the original nucleus of the municipality. It was built in 1300 by order of King Jaume II on the remains of a Muslim village to control the area and all the maritime communication with neighboring islands. Legend has it that Jaume I ordered large bonfires to be lit in the place occupied by the castle today, which are clearly visible from ...
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