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Palma, Spain

Castell de Bellver

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Cost: $2.95 USD (2.50 EUR)

Castle On A Hill

These weathered walls have seen the rise and fall of kings, withstood brutal sieges, endured the gimlet gazes of generations of tourists and still they haven't changed. Safe to say, these stones have character, which is probably why in the cosmic scheme of things, they've been entrusted the custody of the most fabulous view of the Port of Palma attainable to mortals. If you want the view you have two options, either walk the hill or take an open top tour bus or cab (needless to say the latter option can get pricey). The Castell de Bellver museum is well worth a quick turn. You'll learn a rich history (the castle has served as everything from palace to prison) and hey, you've been to a museum, now the night is yours and your conscience can take a break.

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