Museo Historico Militar de San Carlos, Palma de Mallorca

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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 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 »
  • Very interesting Miltary Fort, with loads of exhibits.Free admission. Plus small cafe overlooking the sea.  more »
  • Nice but not wheelchair accesible as announced on website.
  • Brilliant museum with great exhibits but almost no English signs make it far less good then it could be
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