When we think about Majorca, it is easy to imagine beautiful coves and white sand beaches, but did you know that it has a series of beautiful castles that you will love to visit?

Today we will review part of the natural and historical heritage that the island has, throughout these four towers and castles. We hope you will enjoy the trip!

Castillo de Alaró
Its first construction corresponds to the year 902, which was successively occupied by the different conquerors of Mallorca.Nowadays, the castle wall with five towers is preserved and is considered a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.

Castillo de Bellver

An iconic castle, belonging to the Majorcan Gothic, located on a hill surrounded by forests near Palma de Mallorca. It was built at the beginning of the 14th century by order of King Jaime II of Mallorca.Initially it was a royal residence, inhabited by Juan I and Violante de Aragón with its corresponding court. Later it was visited by Carlos I, the Prince of Savoy, D. Juan de Austria; the Duke of Montpensier and Queen Elizabeth II.Later it became a military prison and afterwards, a coin factory. Today it is the Museum of the History of the City and houses the Despuig Collection of classical sculpture.

Castillo de Capdepera

The castle of Capdepera is located in the northeast of the island of Majorca. It is situated on a mound from which you can enjoy an excellent view of the interior of the island, the coastline and the Minorca channel.Its construction, ordered by King James II, dates from the 14th century, so that the population of the region could protect themselves, especially from the frequent pirate attacks of the time.

Castillo de Son Berga
Precisely in the old stables of this castle our restaurant, Lume & Co, is located.The tower of the farm, dating from the XVth century, has been protected under the name of Spanish Historical Heritage since 1985. The Son Berga complex is one of the most important Possessions of the island nobility. It is located in the lloc of Genova, next to Son Suredeta or El Castell de Bellver, and crossed by Mal Pas river.

It was built in the first half of S. XIV, by the Berga family, who gave it the family’s name, passing then, over the centuries, in the hands of the families Sunyer, Safortesa-Tagamanent, Fuster, Desclapés and Rossinyol of Sagranada

Photos: Consell Insular de Mallorca