Because of its great number of plants and its considerable expanse, the Botanical Gardens of Mar i Murtra is the most important collection of living plants in Catalonia and one of the most outstanding in Europe. Each year it attracts a large number of visitors, seduced by a space for leisure and contemplation next to the Mediterranean.
Located in Blanes, this historic garden notable for the abundance of cacti and Mediterranean vegetation, however it is possible to see a great variety of plants from all over the world (with more than three thousand species). During the tour, visitors will enjoy the great wealth of botanic specimens as well as thebeautiful nooks in which to rest, sources of drinking water, the architectural legacy (the Carl Faust Library House and the Temple of Linnaeus) and viewing points with spectacular views over the Mediterranean.
The garden was created by the German industrialist, Carl Faust in 1924. He completed his naturalist hobby with the launch of the International Mediterranean Biology Station, the first in the country.
Beyond its great scenic interest, currently the institution follows the path marked out by its founder, making active efforts in conservation, research and dissemination in the field of botany.
What this historic garden has to offer goes beyond the route with its spectacular botanical background and it periodically organises seminars, concerts, courses and workshops.