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  • Those pesky 365 steps !
    Those pesky 365 steps !
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  • The Roman bridge very near the main road
    The Roman bridge very near the main road
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  • Over the Roman bridge
    Over the Roman bridge
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    Chapel of Calvari

    by Paisleypaul Updated Jul 24, 2011

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    The Chapel of Calvari (Eglesia del Calvari) woult test any infidel's faith with the 365 steps tha lead up to it from the central square at Carrer del Ombra. Be aware also that the stairss are not suitable for taking in one stride - nor really two! - so it was a kind of step and a half on the way up!

    Eglesia del Calvari is an unremarkable chapel, but for it's location, and of course the views

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    (House &) Museum of Dionís Bennàssar

    by Paisleypaul Written Jul 24, 2011

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    La Casa Museo Dionís Bennàssar is at the foot of the Calvario steps. He was a local artist born in Pollença 1904 and active until his sudden death in late 1967.

    From farming stock he studied art but was enrolled in the military and in Morocco suffered a debilitating wound thatlost him the use of his preferred hand.

    This museum is tesatament to how he overcame this adversity.

    Interesting abstracts and weaves, and above all his landscapes make the museum well worth a (free) visit for 30 to 60 minutes. Four pictures of his works if you click on!

    Note relative short opening time of 10:30 to 13:30 daily except closed Monday

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    A look on your way in to town

    by Paisleypaul Written Jul 23, 2011

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    The bus drops you on the main road and you cross the seasonal river to somequiet streets to get th town centre.

    There is a Roman bridge here - over a seasonal river - a rvier which at the end of May 2011 was nowhere to be seen.

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    Old olive tree

    by russian_yaz Written Jun 1, 2005

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    2 millenium old olive tree

    Right 10 meters before the roman bridge U'll see an olive tree. Some say that it was planted by the romans when the bridge was builded, almost 2000 years back...can U believe it? There is only the body of the tree, no leafs.

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    Stairsway to the Calvary

    by russian_yaz Written Jun 1, 2005

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    365 steps until the top of El Calvario, the Calvary. On the top U´ll have a wonderfull view of Pollenca town. U can go either walking trough the stairs or in car. U´ll find a small church and a bar on the top where to refresh and enjoy the view.

    Nevertheless I was on my bicycle, I walked to the top carrying it on my back...as U see on the pic

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    Visit the Polleca Port

    by russian_yaz Written Jun 1, 2005

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    Pollenca port beach

    This resort has everything - wonderful scenery, beautiful sandy beaches and a laid-back friendly atmosphere. The sheltered horseshoe shaped bay is set against the stunning backdrop of the Tramuntana mountain range. Long white beaches full with bars, pubs and restorants of all tastes. English speakers will fill here like home, everything is on english an spanish.

    Originally a fishing village Puerto Pollensa retains the time old tradition of the evening paseo or stroll. On warm, balmy evenings everyone wanders up and down between the marina where the yachts are moored, past the pavement cafes and along the celebrated Pine Walk as far as the elegant Illa D'Or hotel.

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    The Calvari staircase

    by Rob_Johnstone Updated Sep 7, 2004

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    Turn into the lane to the left of the church and follow the signs to the steps.
    From the foot of the steps it may be difficult to count all 365 of the steps, but I can reasure you there are 365 of them, I've counted every single one of them. The steps are lined by Cypress trees and there is a small church at the top.
    What makes the climb worth while for me is the views. You can see the town below and Puerto Pollenca at the coast in the distance. If the climb wasn't breathtaking the views certainly are.
    All thats left is to take some photographs and enjoy the slow decent to the bottom.
    You can now see why the locals take such a pride in their steps every single one of the 365 of them.

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    Sunday Market

    by Rob_Johnstone Updated Sep 7, 2004

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    During your stay in the area you really must take a walk around Pollenca market. The market seems to take over the square in front of the church and every side street off it. Get there early for a bargain and to grab yourself a nice spot so that you can sit back , relax and enjoy people watching from the comfort of one of the tables that the many bars surrounding the village square provide .
    What a nice way to spend a Sunday morning and early afternoon.

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    Nostra Senyora dels Angels Pollenca

    by Rob_Johnstone Updated Aug 22, 2004

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    After having relaxed and watched the Sunday market tidy up why not pay a visit to the church which dominates the square.
    It features include a vibrant rose window which has an elaborate arabesque stone tracery, inside you will find an intriguing sculpture of St Sebastian, don't miss the tiles on the floor, the rooster heads are a symbol of the town.

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    'Calgary Steps'

    by CarolynShort Written Mar 21, 2003

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    the cypress-lined staircase

    The main attraction of Pollenca (a quaint town in the North East corner of Mallorca)is a great flight of stone steps leading up to a chapel at the top.... the views from the top make the climb worthwhile (as does the ice-cream you can buy from the shop placed (sort of irreverently) against the chapel)....

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    Ancient roman bridge

    by russian_yaz Written Jun 1, 2005

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    Roman bridge

    There is a small ancient bridge on the outskirts of the town. When going to Formentor or the port, U'll see a small sign pointing right.

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    Church on the base of the calvary

    by russian_yaz Written Jun 1, 2005

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    Church

    This is an old church in the base of the hill heading to the Calvary. The staris begin 50 meters to the left.

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    Church on the base of the calvary

    by russian_yaz Written Jun 1, 2005

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    Church

    This is an old church in the base of the hill heading to the Calvary. The staris begin 50 meters to the left.

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    Pollenca beach

    by russian_yaz Written Jun 1, 2005

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    Bars near the beach

    In the port of Pollenca U´ll find lot of things to do, U can just seat and enjoy the fres sea breeze on the surroundings bars and pubs.

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