Marçà Hermann's tortoise visitor and breeding centre
The purpose of the Marçà tortoise visitor and breeding centre is the conservation of Hermann's tortoise, a protected endangered species. It sets out to breed and reintroduce these tortoises to their habitat when they are 3 to 5 years old and their shells have hardened fully. Visitors can see about fifty Hermann's tortoises.
This centre also has the attraction of a smell garden, large beds planted with herbs as part of an educational project about these plants.
Hermann's tortoise has been a protected species since 1973, when keeping them in captivity was banned.
They live in a geographical area taking in coastal, pre-coastal and island regions of the Mediterranean, ranging from the west coast of Italy, through the large islands of Sicily, Sardinia and Corsica to the south of France, the larger Balearic islands and Catalonia.
Workshops, environmental education, courses and guided tours are run by arrangement, and according to the seasonal programme.
From Easter Week to 30th June and from 12th September to 12th October:
Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays: 10.00am - 1.00pm
From 1st July to 11th September:
Monday to Sunday: 10.00am - 1.00pm
Visits by arrangement outside these hours: call 656 955 490 / 653 401 994
The Lula Pérez-MarçàGiné museum of sculpture and painting displays the work of this couple of artists (Marcel·lí Giné 1918-2006), as well as housing an exhibition by local painter Josep Sancho Piqué (Marçà 1872-1959) and some artefacts from Roman times.
The sculptor MarçàGiné was born in Marçà in1918 and worked primarily with terracotta. His work reflects observation of his raw material and the random combinations and qualities to be found in it. In general, they are small pieces that are surprising in their improvisation and acuteness.
Sundays 11.30am - 1.30pm
Monday to Saturday: Call 663 196 486 to arrange visits
Lula Pérez-Marçàginé Museum
De Dalt, 58
Tel.: 977 178 000
The parish church of Santa Maria (St. Mary) dates from the 18th century.
The Font dels Tres Batlles (Three Mayors' Spring) is an ideal spot to go for a walk, located in the Mas del Magrinyà woods, 2.5 km from the village.
Other particularly charming spots include:
La Pallisa, a picturesque spot where the Marçà stream bed gets deeper, where the Font de la Palma spring and a picnic area are to be found.
La Miloquera, a hill where prehistoric remains have been unearthed and on which the village used to stand, with many unexplored gulleys; the Xollat caves, the old wash house and spring and other natural areas like the Estret de Catà.