Son Marroig is a country house & museum dedicated to the Archduke Ludwig Salvator of Austria (1847-1915). The Archduke's home at Son Marroig, outside Deia, has been turned into a shrine to his memory, with his photographs, paintings and books and a museum devoted to his life in 1928. In the gardens is a white marble rotunda, made from Carrara marble and imported from Italy, where you can sit and gaze at the Na Foradada ('pierced rock') peninsula, jutting out to sea with a gaping 18-m hole at its centre. Ask at the house for permission to walk onto the peninsula. The house plays host to concerts throughout the year.

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Founded: 1928
Category: Museums in Spain

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Pavel Sedlacek (15 months ago)
This place exceeded all our expectations. The building and interiors are nice, well maintained. And... breathtaking view.
Anupam Sinha (15 months ago)
Must visit...amazing view of ocean from mountain uptop. Best suited for sunset viewing espically if you have kids or elderly and you DO NOT want to climb many stairs - you can directly drive to the point and walk like 2mins to the edge for sunset. Few restaurants also at the view point.
Tom Etty (16 months ago)
Looks amazing from the photos on the internet. I arrived there 3 o’clock on a Friday afternoon and it’s CLOSED?!
Dušan Okanović (16 months ago)
A truly magical place. You can feel it in the house itself and everywhere around.
Shelley Fox (18 months ago)
Lovely holiday to Majorca. On the east side of Majorca. You can walk around the house and grounds and the view was breath taking
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