About the Franciscan convent of Sant Antoni de Pàdua
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.
Artà is the cultural capital of the east side of Mallorca, the town and surrounding area is like an open-air museum exhibiting the most emblematic building constructions on this side of the island. Artà is a great choice of holiday base if luxury and romance is to be combined. The accommodation and holiday offers in Artà are plenty and indeed versatile, because you can choose from fincas, flats, villas, hotels and agroturismos, you can even choose if you want an urban holiday base or a rural countryside oasis. The local area of Artà is full of treasures and cultural heritage, exhibiting the long and interesting history, such as the fortified church of Sant Salvador, the talayotic village of Ses Païsses and the many impressive manors documenting the wealth of the area. Artà is also the gate to the Llevant mounntain park where amazing and scenic wildlife and vegetation awaits you, along with breathtaking viewpoints and historical constructions. If you have not yet visited Artà, now is the time.
Things to do and see in Artà