Our ‘village’ Artà

In the middle of a large valley nestled on a hill lies this town which is so small and rural that their inhabitants still call it village. The very proud, self-confident and traditional artanencs defended for decades their pueblo successfully against the mass tourism and therefore Artà nowadays is one of the most original and unspoiled villages of Mallorca.

The cityscape is dominated by a number of  residences of rich landowners which compete with the city palaces of emigrants who became rich in South America, and the most magnificent of all is unquestionable the today’s Hotel Sant Salvador. Narrow streets lead from the lower village with the baroque Franciscan convent San Antonio de Padua (17th century) uphills passing the majestic church Transfiguraciò del Senyor (16th century) to the top of hill with the fortified church San Salvador, landmark of the city, and at its foot is ubicated our Hotel Sant Salvador.

In the middle of the new huge natural reserve Parc de Llevant, Artà is Mallorca’s community with the longest undeveloped coastline. Untouched unique nature can be found everywhere in the surroundings, spectacularly on the way to one of the most beautiful beaches of Mallorca, Cala Torta, dreamlike the ride to the Ermita de Betlem, a hermitage with neoclassical monastery chapel (19th century) with a breathtaking view over the whole bay of Alcudia – and if you want the most romantic sunset of the East Coast! Brand new, in a fantastic scenery, our natural park  Península de Llevant that starts just behind the hotel. Here found some rare endemic species like the Hermann’s tortoise, booted eagle, peregrine falcon, Egyptian vulture or red kite forever protected habitat. It is the largest and most representative of its kind in Mallorca, with the last two truly deserted beaches to be found even in Mallorca, accessible only by foot.

But Artà is not at all sleepy, it is famous for his exuberant traditional fiestas such as Sant Antoni, 17th of January, or Sant Salvador on 6th of August, for the market on Tuesday, its cultural events, concerts, for its variety of restaurants and bars in the pedestrian main street and the adjoining small streets …….., Mallorca’s oldest, largest most complete prehistoric settlement Sesaïsses (1.000-800 B.C.) where archeologists still dig.

Tradition, culture, Majorcan village and country ans unspoiled unique nature life can be enjoyed for a long time.

Artà is looking forward to visitors who appreciate that!