Discover the marvellous Marimurtra Botanical Garden
In Blanes we have one of the most beautiful, spectacular and interesting gardens you will find on the shores of the Mediterranean: the Marimurtra Botanical Garden.
The Marimurtra Botanical Garden is located just above the cliffs of Sa Forcanera. Thanks to its location, visitors can enjoy spectacular views of the sea.
The garden covers an area of sixteen hectares, four of which are open to the public. They are divided into three gardens of different characteristics:
- The Subtropical Garden, the Temperate Garden and the Mediterranean Garden.
Carl Faust, the founder of the Marimurtra Botanical Garden
The founder of the garden was Carl Faust, a German businessman who settled in Catalonia in 1897. Despite his commercial activity, he was a person who always showed a great passion for the natural sciences.
In fact, his love of nature was so great that when he retired he invested all his fortune, effort and enthusiasm in the construction of the garden. In fact, from 1924 onwards, he devoted himself fully to it in order to fulfil his great dream. He wanted to build a meeting place for sages and young disciples that would favour their concentration and inspiration, and he succeeded in doing so.
The garden was classified as a Cultural Asset of National Interest by the Generalitat de Catalunya. The Carl Faust Foundation was also awarded the Creu de Sant Jordi Prize in 2009.
Activities and guided tours in the garden
From Hotel Beverly Park & Spa we encourage you to visit it. You will enjoy breathtaking views of the coast and you will get to know more than four thousand species of plants.
To learn more about the history of the garden, the botany and the species found in it, visit the following section of activities and guided tours. You will find several proposals for you to choose the one that best suits your tastes.
You can buy tickets to visit the Marimurtra Botanical Garden here
Photographs: www.blanescostabrava.cat (Marimurtra) // www.marimurtra.cat (Carl Faust)