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.
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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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Palma cathedral La Seu is an amazing sight, both from the inside and outside. Palma cathedral is one of the biggest in Europe, and great artists like Gaudi have worked on the amazing temple. There are guided tours and you can even visit the rooftop terraces offering magical views.
The Antique Train
The antique train is a great attraction for young and adults. The ride takes you through some of the most beautiful areas of the Tramuntana, passing through orange plantations, olive groves and green valleys. The authentic feeling of the old marhogany cars bumping along the rails completes the experience.
Castell de Bellver
Castell de Bellver is a unique castle, due to its round shape and splendid location on a hilltop above Palma's bay. Much of Mallorca's most dramatic times are linked to the Bellver castle, and you will also find Palma's historical museum here. It's a great attraction for all ages.
Cuevas del Drach
Cuevas del Drach (Dragon Caves) is a great attraction to visit for all ages. Inside the stalagmite and stalactite caves in Porto Cristo, you will meet a true wonder of nature, along with the biggest underground lake in Europe on which an orchester will play a beautiful live concert on before you can enjoy a short ride.
Santuari de Lluc
Santuari de Lluc is a monastery situated deep in the highest areas of the Tramuntana, in divine natural surroundings. Lluc is a great attraction for everyone, you can discover the ethnological museum, enjoy a concert by the famous child choir, visit the botanical gardens and see the holy Madonna.
A visit to the ethnological museum of La Granja in the mountain village of Esporles takes you on an interesting journey back in time to discover how life in mallorca was for the wealthy landowners and their servants. La Granja is a museum suitable for all ages, there is plenty to see and do here for young and adults.
Sa Dragonera is an island and protected nature reserve just off the coast of Sant Elm, Andratx. Sa Dragonera is home to indigenious lizards that are very human-friendly, and has become a trademark of Mallorca. About on the beautiful island, you can walk along multiple trails to some of the most amazing vantage points and find ancient watchtowers from the time of pirates.
The royal Almudaina Palace is closely linked to multiple epochs in the history of Mallorca. The ancient palace was built as the seat for the Moorish governor back in the 10th century, and was the first building in the city of Palma as we know it today. Inside you will discover an impressive collection of ancient artifacts and artworks, along with the authentic surroundings of the palace that is now used by the royalties of Spain when visiting the island.