|The first acquisition of Archduke Ludwig Salvator was in 1872, the area of Miramar in Valldemossa. At that time, the limits of this property extended to the top of Teix and continuing the coast eastward to Son Marroig in Deià. The property included the monastery of Miramar, founded in 1276 by James II at the request of Raymond Lull (Ramon Llull in Catalan) to set up a college of missionaries who were there teaching Arabic and other oriental languages.|
Miramar so became the center of all its properties, where he received the visits of personalities attracted by the beauty of the landscape and we can consider the first tourists in Majorca: the French painter and writer Gaston Vuillier, prehistorians Bartoli and Cartailhac the Odon de Buen Spanish naturalist, botanist and rector of the University of Geneva Roberto H. Chorat, writer Margarita D'Este, the poet Rubén Darío and Jacinto Verdaguer… and his great friend Sissi. The Empress of Austria shared with his cousin Archduke Louis Salvador his love for nature and for the island, and visits and stays were common.
Miramar now houses a museum where they keep some objects, documents and works of art that evoke the world of Llull and the Archduke. You can visit the area with his former "tafona" (oil mill), the cloister and gardens that Archduke rebuilt from the Gothic arches of the thirteenth century, the library, the hall, the Torre del Moro the gazebo with its wonderful views of the sea, the chapel…
Address: Carretera Ma-10 (Valldemossa, Deià), 67.5 km
Summer hours (April to October): Monday to Saturday, from 10:00 to 17:00.
Winter hours (November to March): every day, from 10:00 to 16:00.
Entrance fee: 3 €
Phone: 00 34 971 616 073