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ROYAL HOUSE La Mareta To Open To The Public

Wednesday March 9, 2016

ROYAL HOUSE La Mareta To Open To The Public

Plans are afoot to open La Mareta - the Spanish royal family’s former residence in Costa Teguise - to the public. So creating what should prove to be a popular new attraction for tourists.

The palatial property is located on the seafront in the outskirts of Costa Teguise, and was originally owned by King Hussein of Jordan, who visited the island during the 1970's and commissioned the famous local artist and architect Cesar Manrique to create some opulent private accommodation for his family.

King Hussein never actually stayed at the property though and in 1989 he gifted La Mareta to the Spanish royal family. Who used the residence on a regular basis as a vacation home, whilst also inviting influential guests to stay in order to help promote tourism on the island.

La Mareta is now owned by the Patrimonio Nacional - Spain’s equivalent of the National Trust - and plans are currently being progressed to share this historic slice of local heritage with both residents and visitors alike.

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