Pollensa Travel Guide

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    Those pesky 365 steps !
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Pollensa Things to Do

  • Climb the Calvari Staircase.

    When in Pollensa this makes for an interesting if not steep climb up 365 steps to the chapel that houses a Gothic statue of Christ.The statue is carried around town on Good Friday,in a moving torchlight procession. Once at the top you have nice views looking across Pollensa.Have always done this walk early in the day or in the evening,as there is...

  • Chapel of Calvari

    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...

  • (House &) Museum of Dionís Bennàssar

    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...

  • A look on your way in to town

    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.

  • 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.

  • Ancient 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.

  • Church on the base of the calvary

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

  • Church on the base of the calvary

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

  • Stairsway to the Calvary

    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

  • Pollenca 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.

  • Visit the Polleca Port

    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...

  • The Calvari staircase

    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...

  • Sunday Market

    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...

  • Nostra Senyora dels Angels Pollenca

    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.

  • 'Calgary Steps'

    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)....


Pollensa Hotels

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  • Grupotel Molins

    Cala Molins s/n, Pollensa, Cala San Vincente, Majorca, 07469, Spain

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

    Hotel Class 4 out of 5 stars

  • Hotel Desbrull

    I do not recommending wasting your money at the Hotel Desbrull. It was among the most expensive of...

  • Hotel Juma

    Placa Major 9, Pollenca, 07460 , Spain

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

    Hotel Class 3 out of 5 stars

Pollensa Restaurants

  • Before or after THAT climb.......

    Before we tackled the 365 steps to the chapel atop the Calvari steps for the magnificent views....... Waitress service here sometiems looks like it will take one day for each of those 365 steps! But we were in no hurry and it was sunnily pleasant at the outdoor tablesWell we 500ml San Miguel beers at Eu3.50, and they do tapas in a deal where you...

  • Best family value in Puerto Pollensa

    A great place to dine with or without the family,try the fantastic Tango Mussels to start followed by the most tender suckling pig or my favourite the roast shoulder of lamb just falling off the bone,friendly and efficient staff make this place one you'll keep going back to. Roast shoulder of lamb

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Pollensa Transportation

  • Hire a bike

    Whilst in and around the Badia d' Pollenca area. Why not hire a bicycle to get around. The area around the bay and up to Pollenca is flat and most of the roads are safe (see my warnings tip), most roads have a cyle lanes and traffic seem to respect these lanes.Bikes can be hire for very little and remeber to ask for a helmet. I found a bicyle hire...

  • Train to Pollenca

    As usual, take the train on Palma and go to Sa Pobla, then take a bus, taxi or rent a bicycle and there are still more 12km to Pollenca. The train ticket there and back is 4.90€.

  • Don't Forget Insurance

    If your current health insurance doesn't cover you while your abroad, you should consider getting international travel insurance just in case something should go wrong.

Pollensa Shopping

  • Traditional pottery

    Plenty of small things to buy, plates, wall decorations, etc. Hand made... Spect no less than 3 euros and up to 50

  • Mallorcan typical sandals

    Is a small shop near the main plaza, on one side of the church. Here they sell lot of typical mallorcan sandals, in every color and size. Around 20 euros

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Pollensa Warnings and Dangers

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    Puerto Pollenca - Pollenca road (PM-220)

    by Rob_Johnstone Updated Sep 7, 2004

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    Whilst cycling/walking or jogging from Puerto Pollenca to Alcudia may be a calm and relaxed experience. trying the same from Puerto pollenca to pollenca allong the PM-220 can only be compared to doing the same on the hard shoulder of the M25 on a friday tea time. Not to be adviced!.
    instead take the Alcudia road along the bay ( PM-222) take the K61 road at Llenaire and follow this "old" road to Pollenca. A little longer but far more rewarding in views and peace and quiet not to mention arriving safe and sound.

    PM-220 (Note car ahead driving in cycle lane!)

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Pollensa Sports & Outdoors

  • Puig Tomir

    Puig Tomir:Standing at 1103 m this is by far not the highest mountain in Mallorca, but don't be mistaken this is a mountain.My climb started at Lluc monastery, I headed towards Binifaldo and the bottling plant. from there the climb became steep and in places quiet dangerous as you traversed a few scree fields to what turns out to be a false...

  • Sierra De Tramuntana

    Most people don't realise that the highest peaks on Mallorca, Puig Major which stands at 1447 m and the second highest Puig Massanella1382 are both higher than Ben Nevis 1343 which is the highest mountain in the UK.Puig Major : Altough the highest your not allowed to climb it. It has an Army base at the summit, so the Public aren't allowed...

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