- Mallorca -
While driving from Cala d'Or towards Pollenca the landscape of Majorca impressed us. The inner land reminds us of the Tuscany landscape. Large fields lie all around. A road trip around Mallorca island is a must. And not only the costs line, but it is also worth to explore the inner landscape and little villages of the island which are not yet subordinated to mass tourism.
We planned our trip to go from the south side of the island along the north coast towards northeast Majorca. It is shared by the municipalities of Arta and Capdeperaa and it combines the charm of the mountains - the Serres de LLevant massif - and the sea, a string of coves with shimmering, turquoise waters including one of the most beautiful calls of Majorca, that is Mesquida and Agulla. But also the inner villages treasure the pride of their heritage. We visited Arta.
"Any landscape is a
condition of the spirit"
Arta nestles in a wide valley crowned by the hill, the Puig de Sant Salvador, which has a walled precinct and a popular sanctuary at the top. In June this small village gives the impression no one lives there, even thought there is around 7000 residents of Arta. During our visit the streets were empty and shutters were closed not to let the hot sun into living spaces of the houses of Arta.
In the center of the village, there is a large town square surrounded by high trees and small coffee shops and restaurants rests in their shadow.
Arta’s biggest attractions relate to the cultural heritage of the area. The most popular is undoubtedly the Sanctuary de San Salvador to which you have to walk 180 stairs. But it is worth it as the view from the top is quite priceless.