"An interesting Arrow Loop at Bellver Castle" Palma de Mallorca Off The Beaten Path Tip by dlytle

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  Arrow Loop at Bellver Castle
by dlytle
 
 

For the women reading this tip, I am sorry but this is one point of interest that you cannot see for yourself. However, if you are a man going to Bellver Castle, take a side trip into the mens toilet to see a magnificently preserved arrow loop. I took this picture which plainly shows how much room the archers of the day had on their side of the arrow loop and how little exposure they suffered from attackers on the outside of the castle.

For those of you unfamiliar with these, an Arrow Loop is an opening in any type of fortification wall, usually shaped like a key hole, vertical slit or cross, that allows an archer to fire his weapon with a great amount of protection.

This was a spot from which the ancient citizens had manned these walls in times of war in defense of the castle.

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  • Updated Apr 17, 2004
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