Pollensa is a stunningly beautiful town packed with cultural and historical delights.
The old town of Pollensa is situated in northern Majorca, and like many of Majorca's towns, was built inland from its port area. Four miles to the east, the port area of Puerto Pollensa has itself developed into a major beach resort and attracts many holidaymakers.
Pollensa town itself sits within an area of spectacularly beautiful countryside, close to the northern part of the Serra de Tramuntera mountain range. Packed with pretty, winding streets and traditional Mallorcan style low-rise buildings, this is arguably the most beautiful town in Majorca. All around are spectacular contrasting views of lush green rural landscapes, pine forests, mountains, craggy cliffs and then the gorgeous deep blue waters of the Mediterranean Sea. This is a great area for exploring, rambling and cycling, whether you prefer a leisurely afternoon stroll or something more challenging.
As well as the stunning scenery, Pollensa has plenty to offer visitors seeking culture, history and medieval architecture. The vibe is quite cosmopolitan and chic; Pollensa is a more traditional town than many of the modern resorts on the island, providing a marked contrast to some of the other larger resorts. This is an arty and stylish town, with art galleries, chic boutique shops and cafes, and plenty of character.
Pollensa, like many Mallorcan towns, has a central plaza which is a focal point in the town - at the foot of an ancient stone staircase known as the Calvari steps, of which there are 365. In the centre of the plaza is a fountain, and the square is lined with cafes and restaurants. Indeed, Pollensa is blessed with a great number of fine restaurants, with a wide variety of local and international cuisine and fine wines. Fresh local produce is in abundance everywhere - this is a great place for foodies!
The town is also home to a beautiful church, Nostra Senyora Del Angels (Our Lady of the Angels). Another notable church in Pollensa is the Gothic church of Sant Jordi, and there are several ancient chapels.
A weekly street market is held in Pollensa town on Sunday mornings, when the square is packed with stalls offering local produce and crafts. You will find a good selection of fresh fruit & vegetables, meat, fish, seafood, plus locally grown olives and olive oil.
The town also comes alive for celebrations and festivals throughout the year.
For some beach time, head down to Puerto Pollensa, where you will find plenty to see and do.
“Pollensa is a pretty, old town, packed with cultural delights, from historic relics to art galleries and nature trails.”