Raixa Gardens - Bunyola (Mallorca)

An interesting visit in the region of Serra de Tramuntana in the Western region of the Mallorca  is Raixa Gardens, an estate (is called "posesio") dating from the XVIII century and gardens from XIX century, with an Italian revision later on.

The region by itself deserves as many days as you can, and now it has been declared by UNESCO World Heritage site in the category of cultural landscape for landscape, cultural, historic and ethnological values.
The images are from the entrance gardens and lower gardens on a day with stormy weather.









Comments

This place looks like it is from a movie with old world charm.
Carolyn @ Carolyn's Shade Gardens said…
Your photos are so beautiful and clear that it looks like a movie set.
PlantPostings said…
Hi Lula: Looks like a fascinating destination! Is the climate hot and dry? I'd take that over the humidity we're experiencing here lately. And your photos, as always, are fantastic. Thanks for taking us on the tour.
lula said…
Donna, you just guessed it! The estate was set to a famous movie in Spain "Bearn" you can check it here http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0085220/combined. It ermines me of "Il Gatopardo" (Visconti) Thanks, Lula
lula said…
Carolyn, what a coincidence in your comment with Donna! Thanks,
lula said…
Liz, Indeed it is hot! but not dry at all, can be really humid, but the vegetation is completely Mediterranean, vines, pine trees, orange trees, all climbers, jasmines, many. I will be posting all I find. Thanks, Lula
Lucky you ! Enjoy your holidays, Lula. Reminds me when I went there long time ago... Such a great island with beautiful gardens and landscapes.
do not miss the restaurant on the beach at Cape Formentor...
Gabriel
Anonymous said…
It was in the one of the locations in the 1982 movie - Agatha Christie's Poirot, Evil Under The Sun.
lula said…
Thank you for the information about being the garden in another film!