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Palacio de Marivent

The Palau Marivent is a well appointed property located in Cala Major, just outside of Palma de Mallorca. The premises have been used for the last 35 years by the Spanish Royal family from Madrid as their annual summer residence.

The house was originally built by architect Guillem Forteza between 1923 and 1925 for the painter Juan de Saridakis, who lived here until his death. His widow, Anunciación Marconi Taffani, ceded the property to the Diputación Provincial de Baleares in 1966, subject to creating a museum that was named after the painter, and which would remain open to the public. These conditions were met until 1973 when the Consell Insular de Mallorca ceded the property to the then Principe de España, now King Juan Carlos I. The descendants of Saridakis took the authorities to court for breach of conditions of the transfer, and recovered the contents of the finca, but not the property.

King Juan Carlos and Queen Sofía were here on holiday, on and off, from July 19th until September 1st, 2008.

The property is now not open to the public, not even in parts, even when the Royals are not visiting. What a shame.

The photo was taken in Palma de Mallorca, Baleares, Spain. The date: September 4th, 2008. The time was 13:49:15.

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