The charming old town of Pollensa sits a few kilomtres from its port, at the the furthest point north of the Tramuntana mountain range. Its challenge is to keep us fit! A twist of alleyways off the main square, leads you to the Calvari Steps Pollensa, 365 to be precise.
Well worth the effort, these steps lead up to a tiny church, the Calvario Chapel.
Once you have popped your head inside this dinky Chapel, you can take in the spectacular view, out to the coast and the Formentor peninsular beyond. Not too much of chore in these cooler months.
When you have descended, make sure you have time to have a good look around.
Pollensa has become very smart in recent years with a huge influx of international visitors who have bought holiday villas in the area which in turn has led to the opening of new boutiques, gift shops, interior design shops as well as gourmet delicatessens and restaurants to cater for these new tastes.
Pollensa has its fair share of fiestas throughout the year, one of the most popular being the Wine Fair in April, held in Pollensa’s Santo Domingo cloister. A wonderful opportunity to discover and taste some of Mallorca’s excellent wines, many of which are harvested just minutes away.
See www.firadelvi.org for more information about the fiesta.
Pollensa and its surrounding area is great to visit any day of the week, whatever the Mallorca weather but if you can drop in on a Sunday, when the weekly market rolls into town, then all the better.
There are the usual fruit and vegetable stalls but also an array of handicrafts and jewellery. Its a classy affair.
If you haven’t hired a car, there is a regular daily bus service from Palma, taking about an hour.
Pollensa is easily do-able as a day excursion from Palma.
Why not consider a two centre holiday? A taxi direct from the airport is around €60.
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