The Franciscan convent of Sant Antoni de Pàdua is home to one of the most beautiful cloisters in Mallorca
The convent is composed of a cloister and a church.
A community of Franciscan friars arrived to Artà after the Catholic euphoria of the Council of Trent, in the 16th century. The convent was founded in 1585, however, the church dates from the beginning of the 17th century.
A series of stands lead to the building’s main facade. This ornament-free facade is divided into three separated bodies. The church has a typical Baroque portal. A rose window is located in the centre of the main portal, flanked to the left by a square plan bell tower. We move on now to the cloister attached to the church. It is a 24 column portico with 20 stone arches. A cistern is located in the centre of the structure. Currently, the classrooms of the Franciscan School of Saint Bonaventure surround the cloister.
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Artà is a cultural stronghold of Mallorca, it boasts diversity and wealth in many ways. The area has been occupied by human since the Bronze Ages which has left numerous landmarks and point of interest to discover all over the municipality, such as the Talayotic settlement of ses Païsses, the pilgrimage church of Sant Salvador, the modernist architecture in Ca’n Epifani, the railway station, the Franciscan convent, the Betlem hermitage, the Llevant nature park and so much more, there is really something for everyone to enjoy in Artà. In addition to the many places to visit in the area, Artà is also home to some great restaurants and romantic petit hotels situated in historical fincas and manors.