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Nudist Beaches in Artà

Artà

Situated in the north east of Majorca is the pretty rural town of Artà. In the past the town was also referred to as Jartan, derived from the Arab word ”Gertan” meaning garden. Some archaeological finds in the area date back to 1300 – 100 BC, and coins and artifacts of the Talaiotic culture can be found in the Artà Regional Museum. Dominating the town are the dramatic Medieval walls of the Church of Sant Salvador and below it a fortified Gothic Church, both boasting lovely views across the town’s multi-coloured tiled roofs to the surrounding hills and coastline. Other places of interest in Artà are the town hall with a library and exhibition rooms. Next to the town hall is the Regional Museum displaying archaeological finds from the Roman and Greek periods. There is the Islamic fort of Almudaina d’Artà and the remains of a prehistoric Talaiotic village.

Artà town is a sleepy place of winding alleys and tree lined avenues, inviting visitors to enjoy a slower pace of life, relax in one of the quaint cafes or visit the local arts & crafts shops. The town does somewhat revive itself from slumber each Tuesday morning when there is a local market in the Conqueridor Placa. Like towns and cities throughout Spain, Artà enjoys its fairs and festivals and in June each year the town holds the Festival of Sant Antoni de Padua where traditional dances are performed by the local children. In August there are festivals dedicated to the town’s patron Sant Salvador and in September there is an Autumn agricultural fair and market. The largest Festival of Sant Antoni de Juny takes place in January and features parades of dancers wearing colourful horse costumes.

To the north are the rugged hills and valleys of the Llevent Natural park, offering hikers and bikers a great choice of scenic paths with some stunning views. Within a few kilometres of the town there are a selection of unspoilt beaches, rocky coves and a choice of 10 official nudist beaches in Artà.

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