Juan Waelder
Resident Sculptor
Hotel Belmond 
La Residencia
Deià, Mallorca

Art Workshops
Poet’s Walk
& Sculpture Garden

Poet’s Walk & Sculpture Garden

A Project for La Residencia, a Belmond Hotel, Deià

The Poet's Walk is a project by Juan Waelder for the Hotel Belmond La Residencia. Located in Deià, a spectacular mountain village in the Sierra de Tramuntana, a UNESCO World Heritage site, the Poet's Walk is a captivating experience that takes guests on a stunning journey through the hotel's hillside and terraces.

The project includes twelve granite columns with corten steel portraits that pay tribute to a selection of poets that range from Safo to Gloria Fuertes, Robert Graves, Pablo Neruda, Gabriela Mistral, and Fernando Pessoa, among others, offering guests a chance to experience their poetry in a unique and immersive way.

Along the walk, guests can enjoy stunning views of the charming village of Deià and the shimmering Mediterranean Sea while enjoying a path with sculptures and beautiful landscaping created by the local company, Fronda. Rest, read, and take in the views on specially designed wooden benches by Juan Waelder.

One of the walk's highlights is The Sculpture Garden, which features breathtaking works by artists such as the world-renowned Joan Miró. This addition adds an extra layer of artistic wonder to the already captivating experience of the Poet's Walk.

If you love poetry and art, a stroll along the Poet's Walk and Sculpture Garden is an experience you cannot afford to miss during your stay at Hotel Belmond La Residencia—a must-do activity for anyone seeking a memorable and inspiring experience during their visit to Mallorca.

Robert Graves
Gabriela Mistral
Rosalía de Castro
Pablo Neruda
Fernando Bergamín
Federico García Lorca
Gloria Fuertes
Fernando Pessoa
Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz
Costa i Llobera

Joan Miró
Marcelo Arce Calvo
Juan Waelder
Françoise Francq
Ángeles Jiménez
Joan Punyet Miró
Antoni Clavé
Susan Hecht

*The sculptures 
are available for purchase.