Me and my roomie decided to go and visit a castle today!
Bellver Castle is just on the way out of Palma going to the West of the island. From where we’re staying it’s about a half an hour walk, but we quickly decided that in this heat it seemed too damn far. And we got the bus.
However, the bus doesn’t go all the way to the top (not the one we got anyway) so we still got some vital exercise from walking up the hundreds of steps to the castle itself.
It was built in the 14th century by the King of Mallorca at the time and was used firstly as his residence, then as a military prison throughout the 18th to mid-20th century. The castle is now one of the main tourist attractions of Mallorca.
I’d recommend it for the breathtaking view over the whole city and harbour (and the lush breeze you get at the top!)