Pollensa or Pollença
in Majorca lies at the Northern tip of this beautiful Spanish Balearic
island. It is around 6 kilometres west of the coastal resort of
Pollensa, and close to the mountain ranges of Sierra
Del Norte and Sierra De Tramuntana. The large resort of Alcudia
is also close by.
Pollensa is approximately a one hour drive north of the capital
and airport location of Palma, which is approximately 65 km away.
Pollensa is steeped in history and its name is derived from the
Roman name Pollentia. The town has largely been unaffected by tourism
and maintains its old village charm. Pollensa was built around the
base of a hill, where a chapel named El Calvari can be found, famous
for its 365 steps which lead up to it. Characteristics of the town
are its narrow cobbled lanes; it is a maze of winding streets and
attractive old buildings, some dating from as early as the 13th
century. There are many cafes and restaurants in the town, serving
all types of international and Spanish cuisine.
The town of Pollensa with its diverse landscape attracts many
artists and painters. There are many fantastic galleries and art
shops here. The weekly market is held every Sunday morning in the
main square, and sells fresh flowers, fruit and souvenirs.
Pollensa holds many festivals throughout the year, the annual
carnival takes place in February and the patron saint day is held
in July. The Pollensa International Classical Music Festival also
takes place in July and August and attracts international stars.
At Easter time there is also a festival in Pollensa.
When taking a holiday in Pollensa, it is highly recommended to
hire a car to be able to discover the natural beauty and landscapes
of the stunning island of Majorca.
A 15 to 20 minute drive away from Pollensa is a large water park,
‘Hidropark Alcudia’ which is open from May to October,
which is a fantastic attraction for families on holiday.