Son Marroig is the most emblematic and iconic tourist attraction in the area of Deià
In 1875, archduke Ludwig Salvator (Luigi Salvatore), bought this property of Son Marroig and the neighbouring property of Miramar situated in the municipality of Valldemossa.
Under his ownership, the estate underwent severe restoration works from where it got its Spanish-Italian style. Also, the old 16th century watchtower was restored in this period.
The most significant feature of this property, has to be the marble temple overlooking the coastline. The temple was made in Carrara, Tuscany, and brought here to Son Marroig.
It was from this temple, that Ludwig Salvator wrote most of his masterpiece ‘Die Balearen’.
After his death in 1915, the property was sold, and in 1929, the first museum was inaugurated. Inside the house, you can explore the amazing and adventurous life of Ludwig Salvatore, his impressive art collections, old maps and belongings. The original furniture is still here too.
Son Marroig, is an absolute must-see sight here in Deià.
How to get to the Son Marroig
Deià, or Deya, is undoubtedly one of the most romantic areas in Mallorca, which is also evidenced in the many wedding ceremonies held every year. The natural beauty of Deià has been the main attraction force of the many artists who has been here for inspiration, which has given the village its alias as “village of artists”. Every step you take opens new amazing views, colors so deep that they can’t be imitated; simply a fairyland. Deià is home to a nice handful of attractions, such as the Son Marroig estate with its iconic marble pavilion, the house of Robert Graves, the archaeological museum and the church of Joan Baptista crowning the village from its hilltop position. You have every reason in the world to visit Deià.
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