Castillo de Bellver, Palma de Mallorca

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RIBApix ref no RIBA27895
Artist/PhotographerDeakin, Ralph (1888-1952)
CountrySpain
CityPalama de Mallorca
Subject Date1300
Image Date1930
ViewExterior
StyleRomanesque
MediumPhotoprint
Library ReferenceDK/22/1
OrientationPortrait
Colour / B&W Black and white
Credit Ralph Deakin / RIBA Collections
Notes NOTES: This circular hilltop castle was built in 1300 for James II, King of Majorca and Lord of Montpellier from 1243 until his death in 1313. It was used as a military prison during the 18th and 19th centuries, and again in the 1950s during the dictatorship of Franco.

Subject tags

towers, round buildings, fortifications, courtyards, castles, palaces, arcades, prisons