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Bellver Castle - The only circular castle in Europe

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Bellver Castle is one of the iconic symbols of Mallorca and also from Balearic Islands. Built by King James the 2nd, has been used as a castle, a palace, a dungeon where they incarcerated and tortured prisoners and now more like a museum, an open space to celebrate concerts or weddings and others.

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Text by Steve Smith.

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