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Mystery Tree in Marbella


There is a very unusual piece of art hidden in an old tree on Marbella’s Golden Mile opposite the Marbella Club Hotel. Most people will pass it without even noticing it.

Sculpted into the trunk are the beautiful figures of a fisherman and a mermaid. It dates back many years, but nobody seems to know who the artist was – clearly someone with a great talent. Very little is known about this work of art, except that it was originally commissioned by Señor Perez, the owner  of the La Pesquera chain. Apparently, it was intended to be the centrepiece of a new establishment but the plans were cancelled and the carving had already been completed. Plants grew all around it and for years it was hidden from view. Now, it is clearly visible from the road. Next time you are passing, take the time to stop and have a look at it. It is quite amazing.

Mystery Tree in Marbella