Museums, churches and monasteries in Deià, Mallorca
Deià offers many places of interest for visitors thanks to its historical and cultural character. The most important places to visit include:
Museums in Deià, Mallorca
Located next tothe church on top of the hill, this museum exhibits the art works and devotional items that have been donated to the temple in the course of its history.
Open Saturday, from 9 to 19 h. Phone 630 015 574
Son Marroig (Museum of the Archduke Luis Salvador)
The museum is located in the possessió of Son Marroig, next to the monastery of Miramar. It was created in 1929 by Antoni Ribas Prats. The museum displays several objects that belonged to the Archduke Luís Salvador, paintings by Joan Bauçà, Joaquim Mir and Ribas himself. There is also a collection of pottery from the Phoenician, Greek and Roman periods, as well as Hispano-Arabic plates.
Open Monday thorugh Saturday, from 9,30 to 18 h. (Winter) or from 9,30 to 20 h. (Summer). Sunday closed.
Founded in 1962 by the American painter and archaeologist William Waldren, this museum exhibits several findings from local sites, in particular the one at Muleta (Sòller), where remains of the Myotragus were first found related to human dwellings, and the one at Son Ferrandell-Olesa. The findings which are exhibited here originated the celebration, in 1980 and 1982, of two international conferences on the prehistory of the western Mediterranean.
Open Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, from 15 to 18 h. (June--September, from 16 to 19 h.) Special visits and groups, call: 971 639 001.
Ca n'Alluny - Robert Graves' house
"Robert Graves lived in Deià, in Ca n'Alluny, the house he built, from 1929 until his death in 1985. The house maintains the original look and atmosphere, just as it was when Robert Graves inhabited it"
Schedule From Monday to Friday, from 10 a.m. to 4:20 p.m. Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sundays closed
Phone: 97 163 61 85
Churches in Deià, Mallorca
With a single nave, it is located next to a defense tower, which is used as a belfry. The first document related to the church goes back to 1497, when an oratory was dedicated to the Virgin Mary on that site. In 1511, a christening font was installed. In the second half of the XVI century, the growing independence achieved by the inhabitants of Deià, allowed them to have services, thus there was no longer need to go to Valldemossa.
In 1584, Saint John the Baptist is established as the town's patron saint, and the temple is furnished with the proper devotional items. But in 1752, a fire destroys part of the building and most of these objects are lost. In the next decade, the church is rebuilt, as well as the clock and belfry. Finally, in 1958, the final restoration works are completed.
Open every day. Mass on Satudays and Sundays at 19'00 h. (October-March) and at 20'00 h.(April-September)
Possessió of Son Marroig
Son Marroig, as well as Miramar, are two of the many properties acquired by the Archduke Luís Salvador de Austria (1847-1915) who, when he arrived to the island, fell in love with the landscapes of its north coast. The author of Die Balearen refurbished the old house, restored a fortified tower dating from the XVI century and added new constructions in an italian-like style.
He also built on one end of the garden a small neoclassical temple in Carrara marble. It is a privileged mirador from where it is possible to see Sa Foradada and even the island of Sa Dragonera. Upon the Archduke's passing, the property was passed to his secretary, the Mallorquin Antoni Vives. In 1928 the actual museum was installed. Since 1978 Son Marroig hosts the annual Internacional Festival of Deià, dedicated to chamber music.
Open Monday to Saturday. Price: € 3