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Jardín de la Marquesa

Gran Canaria

Very close to the town of Arucas, in the north of the island of Gran Canaria, the first marquis of Arucas, Ramón Madan y Uriondo, and his wife María del Rosario González y Fernández del Campo had this large romantic garden, known as the Jardín de la Marquesa, built in 1880. The site they chose couldn’t have been more perfect: the shelter provided by the Arucas mountain and the proximity of the coast create a pleasant micro-climate that lends itself to the dense growth of the over 2,500 plants belonging to 400 tropical and subtropical species that currently exist in the garden. The marquis was a keen botanist and managed to collect flora from the five continents for this five-hectare garden with its irregular layout. One of the most notable tree species is the magnificent dragon tree, which is estimated to be between 400 and 500 years old and is the most symbolic tree in the whole garden.

Jardín de la Marquesa

Las Hoyas 2

35400  Arucas, Gran Canaria  (Canary Islands)