Museo Historico Militar de San Carlos, Palma de Mallorca

Frozen in time centuries ago, Museo Historico Militar de San Carlos originally protected Palma de Mallorca against enemy attacks from the sea. The museum housed inside the sandstone castle preserves artifacts from the island's rich military past, including parade uniforms, weapons, and helmets. In the 20th century, the castle served as a military hospital and prison. Today, a walk around the well-maintained fortification transports visitors to a time when pirates regularly attacked and ransacked the island. The castle offers sweeping views of the city and the surrounding area, so don't forget to bring your camera. Using our custom trip planner, Palma de Mallorca attractions like Museo Historico Militar de San Carlos can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • A small fortress where you can see all sorts of historical weapons. Different halls show the different eras and their weapons. Very interesting and well designed. Furthermore, from the upper tours you have a fantastic view over the entire bay of Palm and far into the country. You should take your drink with you, as during our visit a small bar had closed and possible openings are unclear. Mondays are closed, admission is free.
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  • A wonderful little museum to spend an hour in, especially considering that it’s free! Well worth a visit if you’re in the area. (About a 10 minute walk from Portopi Shopping Centre)  more »
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  • Brilliant museum with great exhibits but almost no English signs make it far less good then it could be
  • Beautiful sights! Great museum with weapons, uniforms and so many articles from the Spanish army
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