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Pollensa Sehenswürdigkeiten

Our top sights in Pollensa

If you want to visit Pollença, whether it is a public holiday or a vacation day: In this article we would like to talk to you about the sights in Pollenca, which are the most famous places or what you can find in the village square on a Sunday.

Pollença is a small village on Mallorca in the heart of the Tramuntana mountains, in the north of the island. Pollensa is located in a privileged place, surrounded by rock formations and green fields, where olive trees and holm oaks predominate. Pollenca combines sea and mountains. It consists of tempting restaurants to eat and a wide range of places of interest. The village was founded during the Catalan-Christian conquest in the 13th century.

Pollenca can be reached both by the road that runs from the port of Pollença to Pollença and by the general motorway to Sa Pobla and then by a country road.

When you reach the village, the entrance to the town is really well signposted and will take you to the centre, where you will find the huge square and the old town.

The main attractions in Pollensa

For us, the most important sights in Pollenca are those that we describe here and which you should visit if you really want to get to know this area.

Main square

The main square is a closed area surrounded by large mansions, bars and restaurants and accessed by narrow cobblestone streets. In the centre is the church of Pollensa, known as the Church of Our Lady of the Angels, whose name is dedicated to the patron saint of Pollença. Its construction dates from the 13th century and it can be said that it was built by the Knights Templar. It remained intact until the 18th century, when it was rebuilt in Baroque style.

In the small streets around the square you will find the various shops selling all kinds of handicraft products, such as olive wood kitchen utensils (traditional on the island), bags or jewellery, all handmade. Although these products are more intended for tourism, it is true that these little paradises enliven the village and embellish the streets with their ornaments.

We must not forget the terraces of the restaurants in Pollença that surround the square, like those in the surrounding streets, where there is a pedestrian-only area.

On each of these terraces you will find the laughter and long conversations after a fresh beer on a hot day or a glass of vermouth before dinner, accompanied by olives and bread with garlic.

El Calvari

El Calvari is a small mountain with an oratory in Pollensa, which can be reached both by its three hundred and sixty-five steps and by car from the road. The upper part dates from the end of the 18th century and contains a statue of Our Lady del Peu de la Creu from the 13th or 14th century.

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The monastery of Beato Domingo

Built between 1588 and 1616, this monastery has served as a refuge for many people and also for various institutions. Dominican monks lived here until the middle of the 19th century, and later it served as barracks for the Civil Guard, the school and the museum.

Today it houses the Pollensa Museum, which was founded in 1975 and where various exhibitions have been held, as well as all kinds of objects that are permanently integrated into the exhibition.

Joan March Gardens

In the centre of the village there are these fantastic gardens, where you can still see a huge medieval Gothic tower, which was owned by one of the wealthy families of Pollensa. With a beautiful presentation of autochthonous plants, the figure of Joan Pero, the hero of Pollensa who saved the Pollencines from the Arabs, can also be admired.

Pollensa market

The Pollença market is held every Sunday in the square. This market has always taken place, the town market is a meeting place and a weekly event, as people not only buy food but also make contacts or take the Sunday wormwood, an excellent opportunity for those who go to restaurants in Pollensa.

At Pollença’s market you can buy fruit and vegetables that the local farmers sell to the inhabitants, thus offering the full quality of local food, promoting the consumption of their own produce and supporting the local economy.

Roman bridge

Although there is no exact date for the construction of this bridge, it is one of the most symbolic constructions of Pollensa, connecting Pollensa to l’Horta i Ternelles and crossing the Sant Jordi stream.

Do you know of any other monument in Pollensa?