18 / 08 / 2021
Top things to visit in Pollensa
Situated halfway between the sea and the mountains, Pollensa is a Mallorcan village that receives thousands of visitors every year due to its numerous tourist attractions. A study carried out by the Geography Department of the University of the Balearic Islands (UIB) in 2018 ranked Pollensa among the municipalities with the most tourists per inhabitant in the world.
This village in the north of Mallorca is so charming and has so much to offer that it attracts visitors to the island as well as locals and residents.
Pollentia Rentals, the leading holiday rental company in Mallorca, wants you to discover the main attractions and must-see places in Pollensa. Would you like to know what they are?
Must-see landmarks in Pollensa
Visitors wondering what to see in Pollensa should definitely not miss such emblematic places as El Calvario or Puig de Maria. Let's take a closer look at these and other places of interest in this Mallorcan municipality:
Climbing the 365 steps of El Calvario is especially meaningful during Mallorca’s Easter Week celebrations because it symbolises the suffering of Jesus Christ on his way to the cross, but any time of the year is perfect to climb to the top.
The ascent up the impressive staircase, lined with sculptures and cypress trees, ends at the Calvario hermitage. There you will find a viewpoint that offers unbeatable panoramic views of Pollensa and Formentor. El Calvari, as the locals say, is certainly worth a visit.
The Roman bridge, better known in Mallorca as Pont Romà, crosses the torrent of Sant Jordi and, although its exact origin is still a mystery, everything suggests that it was built by the Romans to supply water to the municipality of Pollensa. A walk across the bridge is the best way to experience the magic of the place and get in direct contact with Pollensa's history.
Puig de Maria
Not the easiest of excursions, but very rewarding, as it consists of following a mountain path for just over an hour until reaching the top of the Puig de Maria. This solitary hill is 330 metres high and at its summit, there is an 800-year-old monastery and a bar-and-restaurant where visitors can recharge their batteries after the climb. The path ascends steadily and zigzags between trees and rocks to the top, which offers breathtaking panoramic views.
The construction of the Plaza Mayor dates back to the 19th century and, ever since it was built, it has been the meeting point for the inhabitants of Pollensa. Here we find the parish church of Mare de Déu dels Àngels, Pollensa's Patroness Saint, as well as plenty of bars and restaurants for thirsty and hungry visitors.
Every Sunday, from 8 a.m. onwards, the weekly market fills the Plaza Mayor with more than 300 stalls selling everything from groceries to clothes, shoes and handcrafted items.
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