Jardí Botànic Marimurtra

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Jardí Botànic Marimurtra
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A garden where you can see plants from all around the world without having to leave the Costa Brava

Carl Faust was a German industrialist who dedicated the first part of his life to making himself rich enough to be able to build his dream garden in Blanes. A century later, the grounds, which cover five hectares and are somewhat uneven but have a multitude of steps and paths, are one of the town's main attractions; however, it's not just a tourist spot but also an important research centre for botany and biology. The entrance, which is found in the old Faust house and has a slight Tyrolean style, is a good indicator that the place you're about to visit is anything but predictable. In a jumble of greens and colours that, despite everything, sticks to a rigid internal order, and runs from the slope of the mountain of Sant Francesc to the cliffs of Sa Forcanera, you'll see plants that represent all the climates of the world: monumental palm trees, unbelievable flowers, and happy insects immersed in some first-rate polinisation. Prepare to wander open-mouthed through the work of a true visionary. If you want to enjoy the gardens with a certain calm, try the suppers and concerts they host during the nights of summer, or even hire the space for a special event.  

By: Esperança Padilla

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Venue name: Jardí Botànic Marimurtra
Contact:
Address: Psg. de Carles Faust, 9
Blanes
17300
Opening hours: 9am-6pm (last entry: 5pm)
Price: General: €6.50; Groups: €4.50.