About Torre Cega
Torre Cega is not only a beautiful heirloom of Mallorca’s medieval architecture, but also an engaging and authentic scene for art and music lovers.
Back in the Middle Ages, Torre Cega got its name from its situation hidden among the pine trees of Cala Ratjada – ‘Cega’ means blind.
The architect behind the transformation of Torre Cega, was the famous Catalan, Guillem Reynés i Font, a close friend of Juan March, and, known for his dedication to the mix of modernism and regionalism.
Founded in the 1960s and ’70s, Torre Cega underwent numerous changes as a result of inheritance to Bartolomé March Servera, son of Juan March (founder of Banca March), who wanted modifications to the interior as well as construction of the property’s beautiful gardens and sculpture park.
Bartolomé March Servera was a particularly dedicated art collector, devoted to contemporary art. After many years as a resident of Paris and London, he founded the Fundación Bartolomé March´ in 1975 and brought the many works of art, both paintings and sculptures, to Mallorca and made the family two properties, Palacio March in Palma and Torre Cega in Cala Ratjada, for exhibition scenes . Bartolomé March Servera died at his home in Paris in 1998.
The Botanical Garden of Torre Cega
The enchanting gardens surrounding Torre Cega, were created already when the March family bought the property in 1915.
Leonor March Servera – who also came from Capdepera – spent the summer months in Torre Cega, where she enjoyed walking around the garden. She was also the mastermind and initiator of the changes in landscape architecture, which was executed by architect, Guillem Forteza Piña in the 1930s.
When Bartolomé March Servera took over the property, the gardens were also reformed, to the same extent as the interior of Torre Cega. Bartolomé March Servera had inherited his mother’s interest in botany and found flowers as nature’s own works of art.
For the project he hired landscape architect, Gabriel Alomar Esteve, who specialized in Italian botany. The botanical gardens of Torre Cega now have their own distinctive character, with aesthetic contrasts between botany and sculpture.
The Sculpture park
The sculpture park includes more than 40 sculptures collected by Bartolomé March Servera between the 1960s and the 80s, all from the 20th century.
Bartolomé March was ahead of its time, compared to creating such a large outdoor showcase. Even more conspicuous at the exhibition is its harmony with the rest of the botanical garden around Torre Cega.
The sculpture collection perhaps tells as much about the personality behind the collection, Bartolomé March, as the sculptures themselves – a modern, cultured and cosmopolitan individual, always in search of inspiration and fascination.
Get directions to Palau de Can March in Cala Ratjada
Capdepera is a historical stronghold of Mallorca founded post the Catalan’s conquest of the island in the late 1200’s. The rich historical heritage of the area has left a series of landmarks i.e. the Castell de Capdepera which used to be the village itself during the late Middle Ages. Capdepera offers a wealth of things to do and see, you have access to stunning nature, beaches, cultural activities, authentic hotels and amazing vantage points.
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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
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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.
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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.