Son Moragues is a public estate that was acquired by the former ICONA (Institute for the Preservation of Nature) in 1979. Covering a surface area of 580 hectares, it is currently managed by the Environmental Department of the Regional Government of the Balearic Islands.
Son Moragues is home to remains of great ethnological value such as lime furnaces, “sitges” and a snow house, as well as old paths created under the auspices of Archduke Ludwig Salvator, one of the old owners. These elements help to promote the aims of the estate which can be summarised as preserving nature, and fun and educational use of the estate for the public, thanks to its ease of access.
It is worth mentioning the existence of a refuge that is suitable for use by those on excursions; it was the result of the restoration of the old house used by the “nevaters” (the snow men).