Arta © Dmottl
An ancient hilltop town close to the east coast of Mallorca, Arta has been occupied for about 3,000 years and today welcomes visitors to the remains of its Bronze Age settlement. The ruins of Ses Paisses are just outside the town in a grove of olive, carob, and holm oak trees, date back to about 1300 to 100 BC. Interesting archaeological artefacts can be viewed in the Regional Museum of Arta, while the Sanctuary of Sant Salvador provides picturesque views of the town with its bleached rooftops spilling down the hillside below Moorish battlements. The Baroque church was built in 1892 and is connected by a staircase of 180 steps to the parish church of Transfiguracio del Senyor at the foot of the hill, which is a Gothic structure built in 1573, on the foundations of an older mosque. The town is particularly lively on Tuesdays, market day, but the narrow streets and palpably ancient feel of the place is thrilling on any day.
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