From the market, it's a short walk to the castle, former home of the ruler of the Kingdom of Mallorca (Palais des Rois de Majorque), built in 1276 by King Jaime II of Mallorca (Majorca). The castle is built in a Gothic style, with Moorish, Arabic, and Spanish influences in the architecture. I wander through the rooms, galleries, fortifications, and courtyards and admire the view from its elevated perch overlooking the city.
Castle rooms and courtyards
View from the castles (Pyrenees in the distance)
In one of the rooms, an art exhibit covers the walls with pleasing portraits.
Art in the castle
Leaving the castle, I wander back through the old town and return to the beach, where a large fall storm is rolling in across the Mediterranean.
Returning through old town
Back at the beach, rainstorm arriving