Are you seeking a place where you can relax and take in the scenery? Then we recommend that you visit Pollensa, or Pollença in Mallorcan, a quaint village in the island's northwestern corner from which you may enjoy views of the Tramuntana mountain range.
Pollença is one of the most picturesque settlements on the island, and the traditional characteristics, heritage, and cuisine make it the ideal location for anyone looking for a fantastic rural tourist vacation.
If the sights from the outside impress you, wait till you see what's in store for you in the town centre! Read on for some recommendations for places to visit in the region.
The Plaza Mayor, the undeniable nerve centre of activity and movement, is a fantastic place to start the tour. On Sundays, you can enjoy its market under the watchful eye of the church of Mare de Déu dels Àngels. The Sunday market is a must-see, featuring handcrafted goods and plenty of crafts to take home.
Continuing in the city centre, we recommend visiting the Convent of Santo Domingo. Here, you can see the beautiful interiors and the Museum of Pollença, and, when you have had your fill of sightseeing, take a stroll through the Joan March Gardens, where we highlight a Gothic sculpture like the Desbrull Tower.
Discover the Dionis Bennassar House Museum, without leaving museums and culture behind, which will open your eyes to the Mallorcan art and scenery.
If you've seen the town centre and want to venture out into nature, the majestic El Calvario Mountain, one of the town's symbols, is waiting for you. It can be reached by ascending 365 steps, one for each day of the year. When you reach the top, take in the sights from the vantage point! A panoramic view of Pollensa will astound you.
Is it true that there is not much to see in the town centre? No. Even if you leave the town centre, Pollença has a lot to offer. The Pont Romà de Pollença, a jewel of Roman construction worth immortalizing, awaits you in the surrounding area. The Sanctuary of the Virgin Mary is located on the outskirts but inside the jurisdiction of Pollensa, is about 40 minutes from the centre but at an altitude that allows you to appreciate another excellent viewpoint.
We are on the island of Mallorca, and we haven't mentioned the beaches yet, have we? Don't worry, because two jewels await you in the vicinity of this town: Cabo de Formentor and Cala Sant Vicenç, two places where you can throw in your towel and begin to relax under the Mallorcan sun and on that fine golden sand that will serve as the perfect place to relax while you listen to the waves crashing on the shore.
Don't miss the Port of Pollensa, which is only 7 kilometres from the town centre and offers one of the most delightful walks in the area. If you are looking for adventure and exploration, we recommend a trip to Cala Bóquer, perfect for snorkelling.
As you can see, exploring Pollença will give you the perfect vacation. Holidays aren't complete until the final touches are applied, and you are in luck because Mallorca's cuisine is diverse and rich in natural products that form the foundation of Mediterranean cuisine, such as olive oil and the always delicious ensaimada. Who can say no?