The beautiful gardens and sculpture park of the Casa March in Cala Ratjada open to the public
The beautiful gardens and sculpture park of the Casa March in Cala Ratjada open to the public again tomorrow until November. Visits have to be prebooked, but
the guided tours of this horticultural oasis with ponds, fountains, colourful flowers, trees and shrubbery are well worth the extra effort – and you get no less then 43 sculptures from modern
artists to admire!
The house itself was the summer hideaway of rich Mallorcan banker Bartolomé March Servera, who had inherited it from his parents. They had constructed the house in 1915 in a modernist/regionalist
style and initiated the design of the gardens using the architect Guillem Forteza, whose main claim to fame is the design of the Royal Family's Marivent Palace in Palma.
Banker March also inherited his love of art and gardening from his mother and also employed famous landscape gardeners Russell Page and Leandro Silva Delgado to modernise the gardens. His final
touch was to bring in Gabriel Alomar Esteve, an architect who integrated the collection of contemporary sculptures into the gardens to provide an aesthetic contrast with the exquisite planted
Hopefully our few photos, courtesy of the March Foundation, will have whetted your appetite for a stroll around the gardens
which have magnificent coastal views – the house was once a defensive watchtower – so here are the details;
February to April – Wednesday and Saturday 11.00 to 12.30, Friday 11.00
May to November – Wednesday and Thursday 10.30 to 12.00, Friday 10.30 to 11.00 and 12.00 to 18.00, Saturday and Sunday 11.00 to 18.00
Ayuntamiento de Capdepera - Contact: Martina, Tel. +34 689 027 353
Under 12: free