Artà attractions

Top Choice Archaeological Site in Artà

Ses Païsses

Just beyond Artà proper lies the remains of a 3000-year-old Bronze Age settlement, the largest and most important Talayotic site on the island's eastern flank. The site's looming stone gateway, composed of rough, 8-…
Beach in Artà

Cala Matzoc

Eleven kilometres from Artà, or a 20-minute trek along the coast from Cala Estreta, Cala Matzoc comes into view. A quiet cove of sand and stone, it backs onto a hill where the ruins of a prehistoric talayot (watchto…
Castle in Artà

Santuari de Sant Salvador

Rising high and mighty above Artà, this walled fortress was built atop an earlier Moorish enclave and encloses a small church. The 4000-sq-metre complex, extensively restored in the 1960s, reveals all the hallmarks …
Church in Artà

Transfiguració del Senyor

This church, built atop the foundations of a Moorish mosque, was begun soon after the Christian reconquest, although the facade – restored in 2016 – dates to the 16th century. Inside, note the large rose window, the…
Museum in Artà

Museu Regional d'Artà

This little museum opens a window on Artà's fascinating past. There's a natural history section, and another tracing the development of the city through time, with Bronze Age, Talayotic, Punic, Roman and Moorish art…