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Mallorca Guide, Arta

Mallorca Towns - Artà Guide

Artà is both the name of a municipality in Mallorca and, confusingly, also the main town within that Municipality. Artà the municipality is a really quite beautiful area that is one of the most unspoiled parts of all of Mallorca. It covers the Eastern tip of the island. Artà, compared to some of the areas in the south, is still relatively undeveloped as a whole so offers visitors an opportunity to see a side of Mallorca that is not often viewed.

Artà the town is roughly 70km (44 miles) North East of Palma de Mallorca Airport. Enough of a distance, if your transfers are not laid on, to consider hiring a car or getting one of the hundreds of a taxis. That compete for your custom outside of the arrivals gate. Among the gentle inclines of the Serres de Llevant mountains, Artà has a quaint feel and is somewhat sleepy even by Mallorca’s standards! One of the best reasons for visiting Artà is the Santuari de Sant Salvador an ancient fortress and fortification since Moorish times; this is a popular place of pilgrimage on the island. If you are able, the climb up the couple of hundred steps is well worth it as the view from the top, over the roofs and winding streets of the town, is a lovely reward. Market day in the town is every Tuesday. The market is pretty unspectacular.

Things to do and see in and around Arta

Play a round of Golf:
Arta is ideally located for several of Mallorca professional quality golf courses of international standard. Capdepera, Pula Golf and Son Servera are within a short drive away.

Other places to visit:
Coves d’Arta - Brilliant for children of all ages a trip to these amazing, beautifully illuminated caves will entertain the whole family.
Ses Paisses - Facinating 3000 year old talayot settlement about a mile from Arta.
The Hermitage of Betlem in Artà
Llevant Natural Park
Artà theatre

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