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Cathedral and Fortress of San Salvador in Arta

N 3941.784', E 321.224'
2019-12-28
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There are two places on the island of Mallorca called San Salvador, so there may be confusion. In Arta located the cathedral (sanctuary) and near the town of Felanitx - a monastery and a hotel. Both places are located on the hills and offer scenic views.

Cathedral and Fortress of San Salvador in Arta
Cathedral and Fortress of San Salvador in Arta Yuriy Buriak


Cathedral and Fortress of San Salvador in Arta
Cathedral and Fortress of San Salvador in Arta Yuriy Buriak

Initially, the Muslim fortress of Almudaina stood on this site. After the capture by the Catalans, the local mosque was converted into a Christian church. The walls were fortified in the 16th century to protect against pirates. And in 1825 appeared a modern church.

Cathedral and Fortress of San Salvador in Arta
Cathedral and Fortress of San Salvador in Arta Yuriy Buriak


Cathedral and Fortress of San Salvador in Arta
Cathedral and Fortress of San Salvador in Arta Yuriy Buriak


Cathedral and Fortress of San Salvador in Arta
Cathedral and Fortress of San Salvador in Arta Yuriy Buriak


Cathedral and Fortress of San Salvador in Arta
Cathedral and Fortress of San Salvador in Arta Yuriy Buriak


Cathedral and Fortress of San Salvador in Arta
Cathedral and Fortress of San Salvador in Arta Yuriy Buriak


Cathedral and Fortress of San Salvador in Arta
Cathedral and Fortress of San Salvador in Arta Yuriy Buriak


Cathedral and Fortress of San Salvador in Arta
Cathedral and Fortress of San Salvador in Arta Yuriy Buriak

In 1967, a large-scale reconstruction was carried out, the walls were strengthened and the tower was completed. There is a restaurant and a toilet on the territory.

Cathedral and Fortress of San Salvador in Arta
Cathedral and Fortress of San Salvador in Arta Yuriy Buriak

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Cathedral and Fortress of San Salvador in Arta
Cathedral and Fortress of San Salvador in Arta Yuriy Buriak


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Cathedral and Fortress of San Salvador in Arta
Cathedral and Fortress of San Salvador in Arta Yuriy Buriak


Cathedral and Fortress of San Salvador in Arta
Cathedral and Fortress of San Salvador in Arta Yuriy Buriak

Getting there: you can go by car to upper parking lot N 39 41.777 E 3 21.176. From Palma to Arta there is a bus 411 (timetable and map).
Tags, Spain: cathedral, fortress, observation deck

Tags, all countries: cathedral, fortress, observation deck
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