Once you're at the top of the summit after all those steps, take it easy now... The views from the top mean you can see pretty far across the island in all directions. The centrepiece of the fortess is a small church. Inside this you've got some very very old rather random exhibitions in a few musty side rooms, including a scale reproduction of the...more
From the parish church, 180 steps take you up to the Santuari Sant Salvador, the highest point in Arta, with great views across the town and the surrounding landscape. This fortress dates back to the Moorish days of the 10th to 13th century and used to serve as a sanctuary from the threats of pirates who occasionally ransacked Mallorcan towns and...more
The Parish Church of the Transfiguration lies just before the the steps to the Santueri de Sant Salvador. This place is huge and boxy from the outside, with vaulted gaps up on the roof. A side door leads to a smalll museum with an entry fee of 1.30 euros. You enter the church from the museum at the level of the mezzanine balcony above the main hall...more
Fortunately it's a bit off the beaten path to go there. The road to get there is very narrow and there are not so many places where two cars can pass each other easily, and you should be a bit used to drive serpentines too. Once on top of the pass you will get a nice view over the bay of Alcudia, but don't expect a parking there.....When we have...more
This fortress is the eyecatcher of Arta. You should make your way up there to enjoy the view over the town and the nearby coast. For those of you who are lazy you can drive all way up and park your car in front of the fort. Otherwise you can take the steep but shady stairway leading up..........more
This modern cafe is among the restaurants on the main strip. It's popular with local teenagers, possibly the trendy set, the bright young things who hang around the counter chatting with the waiter looking disinterested! Kind of funky music though...At the back are some computer terminals to surf the web or check your email. The chrome seating...more
The food in this place is a combination of some Spanish, most more contemporary European. It's another one listed in That Guide Book as medium priced, and again, really this is one of th most expensive on the stretch.I didn't eat here as I generally didn't like the atmosphere. As it's quite expensive, but the menu looked rather average, we came in...more
This one is listed in RG guidebook as low price, which I'd disagree with. It's a nice restaurant, obviously very popular too serving some very nice Spanish and Mallorcan dishes, but it isn't what I'd call cheap, more mid-range.The staff were very friendly and attentive. The food took a while to arrive at any of the tables, but to be honest it has...more
This is quite a special, albeit expensive florests. From here I bought my Mallorca souvenir (I have to take something home from each trip!), which, unusually for me, ended up being a plant pot with a kind of torquoise cracked glaze.
They were selling some rather quaint Christmas decorations as well as flowers and plant holders at the time I was here
There is a very small cafe on site too. Be careful, they take credit cards and you might end up leaving with more than you think!!
What to buy: Well, flowers or, as mentioned above, there are some really nice plant pot holders. Just that little bit different.
What to pay: From 10 to 20 euro.
Handicrafts made from palmito leaves are Artà's most important point of artisan reference. Baskets, hats and other products delight tourists, who visit the municipality to discover how tradition is harmoniously combined with modernity. The holiday season begins with a celebration in honour of Sant Antoni de Pàdua on June 13. Various events are held...more
Artà has a rich cultural life and historic heritage of great value. Both of these two characteristics can be found in centres such as Na Batlessa, which is owned by the town hall. Today, this ancient manor home serves multiple purposes; it houses the public library, a youth centre and two exhibition halls, as well as documentation on painter Miguel...more
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The municipality of Artà offers a rich and varied landscape. The municipality's highest mountains - Talaia Greda (561 metres) and Puig de Ferrutx (519) - are carpeted with beautiful pine groves, Holm oak forests and scrubland with wild olive trees. The main geographical features of the 25 kms of coastline that stretch along the artanenc shore are...more