Visit the old train/railway station in Artà, a monument of industrialization
Artà connected to Mallorca’s railway in 1921. This brought in faster communication with Manacor and Palma, thus increased the transport of people and goods.
It’s worth noting, that the project was promoted with private funds, mainly from the wealthy businessman, Rafel Blanes. The station and the group of secondary buildings, were raised at the sides of the railway track, on the stretch along Costa i Llobera avenue.
The train stopped working in 1997, leaving these group of buildings unusable for several years. The main building, of perfect symmetry, has three floors and rectangular shape. The lintels over the windows are decorated with geometric motifs of red and white ceramic. They are worth a look! Beside, we find an old coal cellar and the toilets. Finally, in the area we find three more buildings that are private properties nowadays.
Get directions to the train station of Ártà
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.