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Bellver Room

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Schlüsselworte: castle, moat, plama, mallorca, spain

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Started by Jaume II in 1300 and built by Pere Salva, the architect of the Almudaina Palace, Bellver castle is unique among Spanish castles as it's completely round.

The castle is on two levels which house a number of historic displays.

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Bilder in der Nähe von Mallorca

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A: Bellver Exhibition Room

von Paul Miller, weniger als 10 Meter entfernt

Bellver Castle is open to the public and has many different rooms setup for exhibition. Focussed on t...

Bellver Exhibition Room

C: Bellver Castle - The only circular castle in Europe

von Mallorca, 20 Meter entfernt

Bellver Castle is one of the iconic symbols of Mallorca and also from Balearic Islands. Built by King...

Bellver Castle - The only circular castle in Europe

D: Bellver Castle Courtyard

von Paul Miller, 20 Meter entfernt

Bellver Castle Courtyard

E: Bellver Castle Courtyard

von Paul Miller, 20 Meter entfernt

Bellver castle's circular plan indicates an Eastern influence. A bridge leads into the courtyard of t...

Bellver Castle Courtyard

F: Bellver2

von Photonensammler Panoramen, 30 Meter entfernt

Bellver2

G: Castel de Bellver in Palma de Mallorca at night

von Michael Pop, 30 Meter entfernt

Castel de Bellver in Palma de Mallorca at night

H: Bellver Room

von Paul Miller, 30 Meter entfernt

Begun by Jaume II in 1300 and built by Pere Salva, the architect of the Almudaina Palace, it is uniqu...

Bellver Room

I: Bellver Rooftop

von Paul Miller, 30 Meter entfernt

Standing on the top of Bellver Castle overlooking the courtyard on a windy day. Go into the courtyard...

Bellver Rooftop

J: Bellver1

von Photonensammler Panoramen, 40 Meter entfernt

Bellver1

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Text by Steve Smith.

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