There will be a new attraction for visitors to Mallorca from early 2017, when the gardens of the summer residence of the King and Queen of Spain open to the public. Marivent Palace was built in 1923 for the painter John Saridakis. When he died, the house was donated to the local authorities on condition that it would be a museum, but was soon adopted as a summer home for the Royal Family.

There has been recent political pressure to open the 33,000 sq m of gardens, and the King has given his blessing for public access to Marivent for over 9 months every year (it will remain closed when the King and Queen are in residence). Toilets and benches are being installed, and there will be access for disabled visitors.

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