About Cas Marqúes
Cas Marquès was property of one of the most important noble families of Mallorca, the marquess of Bellpuig, who owned a large number of properties in Artà as in the rest of the island.
The house, belonging to the Middle Age period, has been completely renovated and enlarged during the last centuries. It is a two storey building occupying a whole block of houses, which means it has two facades.
On the facade facing Rafel Blanes street we find the main round arch portal with the coat of arms of the marquess of Bellpuig and the Cross of Saint James. Highlights are the balconies and the roof eave supported with large cantilevers. The other facade, facing Trespolet square, features a secondary portal and another portal, which is currently walled in and gave access to the garden. Inside the garden, enclosed by a big wall, we can observe different apertures that permitted the access to horsemen and carts. Due to the constant nobility battles during the 17th century, walls were reinforced developing its present fortified appearance.
Artà is the cultural capital of the east side of Mallorca, the town and surrounding area is like an open-air museum exhibiting the most emblematic building constructions on this side of the island. Artà is a great choice of holiday base if luxury and romance is to be combined. The accommodation and holiday offers in Artà are plenty and indeed versatile, because you can choose from fincas, flats, villas, hotels and agroturismos, you can even choose if you want an urban holiday base or a rural countryside oasis. The local area of Artà is full of treasures and cultural heritage, exhibiting the long and interesting history, such as the fortified church of Sant Salvador, the talayotic village of Ses Païsses and the many impressive manors documenting the wealth of the area. Artà is also the gate to the Llevant mounntain park where amazing and scenic wildlife and vegetation awaits you, along with breathtaking viewpoints and historical constructions. If you have not yet visited Artà, now is the time.
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