Son Marroig and Sa Foradada

Son Marroig – one of Deià´s country estates – is situated on the left of the road which runs from Valldemossa to Deià and is located just before Sa Foradada. It is on a small peninsula with a large rock at the end (Sa Foradada), which has an 18-metre-diameter hole in it and which is one of the most emblematic and photographed images of Mallorca. To get here it´s necessary to walk for 3 km along the track which leaves from the houses after a cattle grid, travelling down through a pine forest next to the sea; after a pleasant walk of around 1 hour you´ll reach a small landing dock, where you will be able to swim in front of Sa Foradada.

The house has a fortified tower from the 16th century and now houses a museum dedicated to Archduke Lluís Salvador of Austria, who owned the house and who, in 1870, established it as the centre of his vast estate on the Serra de Tramuntana mountain range. Following his taste for Italian style, at one end of the garden he built a small Neoclassical temple from Carrara marble. The temple provides spectacular views over the mountains and the coast of the region, looking out over Sa Foradada and providing views of the island of Dragonera on clear days. Son Marroig hosts the annual Deià International Festival, which is dedicated to chamber music. There is a restaurant here with some breathtaking views.
The museum is open from Monday to Saturday, from 9:30 am until 18 pm in winter, and from 9:30 am until 8 pm in summer. On Sundays is closed.

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