The Local Area - Pollensa
Pollensa has a fantastic mixture of old town culture, beaches, casual dining and fine dining.
We started going to Pollensa for the beaches to please the children during the day, with fine restaurant in the evening for the adults. We have now found that we all enjoy each others holiday!
Pollenca (Pollensa) is a town and municipality situated in the far north corner of the island of Majorca, near Cap de Formentor and Alcúdia. It lies about six kilometres west of its port, Port de Pollença (Puerto Pollensa). It was founded in the 13th century around 6km from the coast in an effort to avoid pirate attacks.
Most of its houses were built in the 17th and 18th centuries and many of its streets are very narrow and compact, a leftover from its medieval past. The central square is called Plaça Major with many outdoor cafes and dominated by a large 13th century church Esglèsia de Nostra Senyora dels Àngels, which was built by the Templars.
One of the town's most distinctive features is its 365 step stairway north of the square, which leads up to a chapel on top of the hill known as Calvary. On Good Friday this is the setting for the most dramatic parade of the year. Pollenca is also a real town, not just a holiday resort, with many banks and also both supermarkets and local speciality shops. There is an amazing market on Sunday morning in Plaça Major. In the evening there are plenty of excellent restaurants, with an atmosphere as good as the food.