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Botanical Garden Marimurtra

The Marimurtra Botanical Garden is situated right on top of the first cove of the Costa Brava called Sa Forcanera. It is a privileged place where you can enjoy its rich botanical, architectural, landscaping and human heritage. A paradise of the plant kingdom that, thanks to its geographical context, is closely related to the Mediterranean Sea. With more than 4,000 species from five different continents, Marimurtra welcomes families, schools and visitors from all over the world with the aim of making known the botany, science and wonderful landscapes of the Costa Brava, as well as the history of Carl Faust, the founder of Marimurtra. The diversity of species and spaces in Marimurtra allow the visitor to travel around the world thanks to the musical bamboo forest of the Orient, the arid areas of America, corners of Australia or the jungle Pergola among others.

Carl Faust

The Founder
Carl Faust was born in Hadamar, a small town in Frankfurt, in 1874. His birthplace is still preserved on a street dedicated to his name. Despite showing a clear inclination for the natural sciences from an early age, his family pushed him into the commercial activity that took him to Barcelona where he founded the company with a partner -which is still active- Faust & Kammann, SA. The naturalist hobby led him to find the ideal location for the creation of a botanical garden. He chose Blanes and, at the age of 50, in 1924, he left his managerial duties to the company and dedicated his effort and heritage to the realization of his dream, the Marimurtra Botanical Garden. The Marimurtra Botanical Garden was declared a Cultural Asset of National Interest by the Generalitat de Catalunya and in 2009 received the Creu de Sant Jordi. In addition, it is one of the only two botanical gardens in Catalonia (with the one in Barcelona) and the only one under private management. It is also the oldest active scientific garden in Catalonia.

The Private Foundation Carl Faust

Carl Faust died in April 1952 at the age of 78. The last years of his life he had felt very anxious, precisely, for the future of the Garden, but he left with the conviction that that great work of his would have continuity. Before his death, Faust created the Carl Faust Foundation. The government and the representation of the Foundation correspond to its Board, which has the responsibility of fulfilling the foundational objectives:



  • The protection and promotion of Mediterranean biology studies, especially in botany.
  • Conserve and improve the Marimurtra Botanical Garden.
  • Seek international cooperation and relations for the benefit of scientific research and dissemination.

Keeping up a botanical garden is a huge challenge, but it is possible thanks to the people who trust us and believe in our cause. This is why we want to thank you all for having thought of this beautiful spot on the Costa Brava. Thanks to you we can keep on enjoying this natural wonder.

Jardì Botanic Marimurtra
Passeig de Carles Faust, 9
E-17300 Blanes (Catalonia)

Opening Times


– Monday to Sunday from 09:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
(Last admission 1 h before closing)

– Adult ticket: 7 €

– Children under 4 years (accompanied by an adult): Free

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