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Jardín Botánico Marimurtra, a tropical paradise on the Costa Brava

Jardín Botánico Marimurtra is a botanical garden in the hills of Blanes. It is definitely one of the most beautiful botanical gardens in the Mediterranean. Besides the great diversity of plants and flowers in a beautifully landscaped garden, it is especially the view over the azure blue water of the Costa Brava that makes Jardín Botánico Marimurtra so impressive.

Jardín Botánico Marimurtra, a panoramic view of the Mediterranean Sea

Jardín Botánico Marimurtra enjoys a beautiful location in Blanes. As you drive up the winding road to the Jardín Botánico Marimurtra Botanical Garden, you look out over Blanes harbour. Then you immediately see how high Jardín Botánico Marimurtra is based in the hills of Blanes. You don't see this view immediately when you enter Jardín Botánico Marimurtra, but believe us that when you walk further through this garden the view is no less than impressive. The boats that lie in the azure blue water, combined with the cliffs and rugged coast of the Costa Brava, make this panoramic view truly breathtaking.

Jardín Botánico Marimurtra, vijf hectare paradijs in Blanes

Jardín Botánico Marimurtra is a large botanical garden on the Costa Brava and is no less than five hectares in size. These five hectares are full of a wide variety of Mediterranean and tropical flowers and plants. In total there are no fewer than 4,000 different types of flowers and plants in Jardín Botánico Marimurtra. It is really wonderful to walk through this botanical garden and enjoy all the floral scents and the summer feeling that Jardín Botánico Marimurtra gives you.

Jardín Botánico Marimurtra, a botanical garden over a hundred years old

Jardín Botánico Marimurtra has been around for over a hundred years. In the 1920s, this botanical garden in Blanes was founded by a German, Carl Faust. As a child Carl Faust already had a great passion for everything to do with nature. And when his professional career brought him to Barcelona later in life, he decided to combine his passion for nature with his fascination for Catalonia and start a botanical garden in Blanes. In the end, he gave up his job completely and devoted himself completely to Jardín Botánico Marimurtra. A bronze statue of founder Carl Faust can still be seen on the promenade of Jardín Botánico Marimurtra.

The 3 different gardens of Jardín Botánico Marimurtra

Jardín Botánico Marimurtra consists of three different gardens. The three gardens of Jardín Botánico Marimurtra are filled with flowers and plants from no fewer than five different continents. The three gardens all have their own distinct characteristics. There is a large garden which is completely filled with cacti and succulents. This is one of the oldest parts of Jardín Botánico Marimurtra. In the other gardens you will find a wide variety of different trees, flowers and plants. For example, you can see Chilean palms, Mexican trees and different types of bamboo plants. Walking through the different gardens of Jardín Botánico Marimurtra feels like traveling around the world.

Templet de Linne, the most special place of Jardín Botánico Marimurtra

It is very special to walk through Jardín Botánico Marimurtra and admire the different flowers and plants from all over the world. But Templet de Linne certainly goes a step further. Templet de Linne is one of the most iconic places on the Costa Brava. When you arrive at the last part of Jardín Botánico Marimurtra you will see the high stairs that descend towards Templet de Linne. That only gives Templet de Linne more charisma. This classically built temple offers a breathtaking view over the beautiful bay, with the azure blue water and the high cliffs that lie below Templet de Linne. What a heavenly piece on the Costa Brava.

Jardín Botánico Marimurtra, practical information

Jardín Botánico Marimurtra is open all year round. However, the opening times vary per season. For the exact opening times in the period when you want to visit Jardín Botánico Marimurtra, we advise you to look on the website of this botanical garden.

Address: Passeig de Carles Faust, 9, 17300 Blanes, Girona


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