Top things to do in Artà

Top Choice Mediterranean in Artà

Forn Nou

Forn Nou's terrace perches high above Artà's medieval maze and peers across the rooftops to the church and fortress. The season-driven menu changes twice monthly, but you can expect clean, bright Mediterranean flavo…
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-…
Arts & Crafts in Artà

d'Artà

Housed in Artà's handsome, disused train station and incorporating the tourist office, this collective venture displays the wares of local, traditional artisans for sale. Beautiful leatherwork, handsome ceramics and…
Mediterranean in Artà

Salvador Gaudí

Gathered around an inner courtyard lit by tealights and purportedly designed by Antoni Gaudí, this is a fabulously intimate setting for lunch or dinner. Dishes such as sole meunière with Sòller oranges, ham and arti…
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 …
International in Artà

Mar de Vins

Our favourite hangout to linger over coffee and a good book, this cafe conceals one of Artà's loveliest garden patios. The interior is cosy, with its cobbled floor, paintings and marble-topped tables, and there are …
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…
Mediterranean in Artà

Cafe Parisien

White wrought-iron chairs, modern art and swing music give this boho cafe a dash of Parisian class. Swathed in jasmine and vines, the courtyard is a beautiful spot on a balmy day. The food has a market-fresh, intern…