Museums, churches and monasteries in Deià, Majorca

In Deià there are numerous places of interest for the visitor, due to their historical and cultural character. Here are the most important ones:

Museums in
Deià, Mallorca


Parish Museum

Located next to the church that crowns the hill, the museum preserves the works of art and devotional objects that have been given to the temple throughout its history.

Open Saturdays, from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tel. 630 015 574


Son Marroig (Museum of Arxiduque Luis Salvador)

On the Son Marroig estate, located next to the Miramar monastery, it was created in 1929 by Antoni Ribas Prats. The museum contains memorabilia from the stay of Archduke Ludwig Salvator, as well as paintings by Joan Bauçà, Joaquim Mir and Ribas himself. The collection is completed by an exhibition of Phoenician, Greek and Roman ceramics, as well as Hispano-Arabic dishes.

Open from Monday to Saturday, from 9,30 to 18 h. (Winter) or from 9.30 am to 8 pm. (Summer). Closed on Sundays.


Archaeological Museum

Founded in 1962 by the American painter and archaeologist William Waldren, this museum concentrates the findings from several sites in the area, especially Muleta (Sóller), with the first remains of Myotragus found in association with human remains, and Son Ferrandell - Olesa. The findings on display here were the reason for holding two international conferences on prehistory in the western Mediterranean in 1980 and 1982.

Open Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, from 3 to 6 pm. (June-September, from 16 to 19 h.) Special visits and groups, call Tel. 971 639 001.


Ca n'Alluny - Casa de Robert Graves

"Robert Graves lived in Deià, in Ca n'Alluny, the house he built, from 1929 until his death in 1985. The house maintains its original appearance and atmosphere, just as it was when Robert Graves lived there".

Opening hours Monday to Friday, from 10.00 to 16.20 h. Saturdays from 10.00 to 13.00 h. Sundays closed.

Churches in
Deià, Mallorca


Iglesia parroquial

It is a church with a single nave, located next to a defence tower, which serves as a bell tower. The first information we have about this church dates back to 1497, the year in which an oratory is documented under the patronage of the Virgin of the Rosary. From 1511, a baptismal font was installed. In the second half of the 16th century, a certain degree of autonomy was achieved, allowing the deianencs to receive the sacraments without having to go to Valldemossa.

In 1584, Saint John the Baptist was named patron saint, and in the following years the church was endowed with objects of worship. But in 1752, much of this heritage was lost in a fire. In the following decade, the church was rebuilt and equipped with a clock and bell. Finally, in 1958, the presbytery was renovated.

Open every day. Mass from October to March on Saturdays and Sundays at 7pm and from April to September on Saturdays and Sundays at 8pm..


Posessió de Son Marroig

Like the neighbouring Miramar estate, it is one of the properties that Archduke Ludwig Salvator of Austria (1847-1915) bought after falling in love with the scenery of Mallorca's northern coast. The author of the work Die Balearen renovated the old house, preserving the 16th-century fortified tower and making extensions in an Italianate style.

He also built a small neoclassical temple in Carrara marble at one end of the garden, from where the point of Sa Foradada is overlooked and on very clear days you can see the island of Sa Dragonera. When the Archduke died, ownership of the estate passed to his secretary, the Mallorcan Antoni Vives, and in 1928 the current museum was installed. Son Marroig has hosted the annual Deià International Chamber Music Festival since 1978.

Open from Monday to Saturday. Price: 3 €.