The House

Poet and author Robert Graves (1895-1985) lived in Deià, Mallorca, from 1929 until his death. He is buried under a great cypress tree in the lovely churchyard next to the church.

His house in Deià was acquired by the Fundació Robert Graves and has been refurbished and adapted for visitors. It opened to the public in the summer of 2006.

The Visit

 

The Foundation

Fundació Robert Graves

The Foundation

The Robert Graves Foundation, in which the Government of the Balearic Isles and the Deia Town Hall participate, owns and maintains the house open to the public and its aim is to disseminate the cultural heritage that the author created on Mallorca through visits to the house, conferences, and resources for schools.

Robert GravesBiography

His Biography

Robert von Ranke Graves (Wimbledon, July 24, 1895 – Deia, December 7, 1985). Poet, writer, novelist, remembered for I, Claudius, Goodbye to All That, his love poetry, and as a poet of First World War. He came to Mallorca in 1929, and remained there to his death. He is buried in the Deià graveyard.

Robert Graves works

His Works

Robert Graves considered himself first and formost a poet. He wrote novels and an non-fiction on subjects which interested him. He published over 140 books: on mythology and on poetry, historical novels, translations, biographies, childrens stories, and many collections of poems.

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Bookings and Contacts

SUMMER (1st April to 31st October)
Monday to Friday 10:00 to 17:00 (last visit 16:20)
Saturday 10:00 to 15:00 (last visit 14:20)

WINTER (1st November to 30 March)
Monday to Friday 09:00 to 16:00 (last visit 15:20)
Saturday 09:00 to 14:00 (last visit 13:20)

During staff vacations December/January
Monday to Friday 10:30 to 13:30
Closed Saturdays, Sundays, and Feast days.

  • * The dates these apply to will be posted nearer the time.
Normal entrance fee 7,00 €
Retirees and students 5.00 €
Children under 12 years old (accompanied) 3.50 €
Groups of over 10 persons 3.50 € each

To arrange group visits please contact in advance.

In the unlikely event that at the time you wish to visit, a group booking has been made, or that we might be closed due to major maintenance, please phone +34 971 636 185 during opening times or e-mail: [email protected]

  • The visit is self guided. Laminated description sheets are provided for each room and for the garden. The tour takes some forty minutes.
  • No tripod or flash photography is permitted in the house.
  • No smoking inside any of the buildings.
  • Please switch off mobile phones during the film projection and when visiting the house.
  • The film can be listened to in the following languages: Spanish, Catalan, English, German. A subtitled version for those hard of hearing is available.
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Location

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How to get there

  • Bus route 210 from Palma, Valldemossa or Sóller. Stops: Deià or s’Empeltada. For timetables see: Transport públic de Mallorca
  • By car. The closest parking to the Casa de Robert Graves is next to the bus stop at s’Empeletada (four minute walk). Visitors with reduced mobility may be dropped off by the front gate.
  • An eight minute walk from Deià by the footpath next to the road.
  • GPS Coordinates: Lat 39°45’10.72″N; Long 2°38’50.11″E