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Local poet Costa i Llobera masterfully transmitted the beauty and classical resonance of “The Pine Tree of Formentor”, which is still revered at the Literary Conversations held since 1959 at the present-day Hotel Barceló Formentor. In a similar vein, the town’s commitment to the world of culture remains firm to this very day. Tales that are within your reach to listen to, feel, experience or share with whoever you may wish. If you’d like to receive alerts about free activities, concerts or specific shows, or you’d like further information on any of the content on this site, all you have to do is sign up. Start planning your holidays right now!
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Pollença, a place with stories to tell
Picture a place where verdant pine-clad mountains descend to meet an intensely turquoise sea. A town where stunning backdrops, a fascinating past and friendly locals are part of everything you do.
Imagine for a moment the authentic character of a dynamic town, with lively and creative people making Pollença a place with a full of content.
The town, with its old quarter, is the hub of social activities. Outlying resorts round off the destination: the Port, with excellent accommodation and tourist amenities, and Cala Sant Vicenç, with some of the best hotels on the island.
And, of course, the Formentor peninsula. Its famous hotel, its viewing point or its lighthouse have been sources of inspiration for politicians, artists and thinkers alike. Now you can discover them too.
Welcome to Pollença, a place with stories to tell.
How to get to Pollença
The distance from Palma Airport to the town is 60km and the journey should take around 45 minutes.
- Leave the airport and follow signs for Palma on the Ma-19 motorway.
- After just over 4km, turn off at Exit 3 and join the westbound lane of the Ma-20 motorway.
- After 2.6km, on the outskirts of Palma, turn off at Exit 3 and join the Ma-13 following signs for Inca/Port d'Alcúdia.
- After almost 40km, turn off at Exit 40 (signposted Pollença), cross the bridge over the motorway and join the final 10km stretch of road to Pollença.
- At Palma Airport there are taxi stands and coach stops with information about fares and routes.
- A taxi costs around 70 euros, slightly less if leaving from central Palma.
- The website of the local public transport company (TIB) has information about coach routes and timetables:
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Discover the fishermen's harbour and the sea promenade
Port de Pollença is the second biggest town in the area of Pollença.
The main square of the Port, surrounded by trees, is dedicated to the musician and composer Miquel Capllonch i Rotger. One element of note here is the wind-rose located in the centre of the floor of the square.
On the edge of the square we find the parish church dedicated to Our Lady of Carmen. It is a Neo-Gothic style church. If we take Ecònom Torres Street from the square we reach the Enginyer Roca Square. A little further on there are the port facilities, located in what is popularly known as the old wharf or fishermen’s pier. Alongside the traditional fishing boats or llaüts you will find the old fishermen’s marketplace.
The Royal Yacht Club building, also located on the old pier, remains very active in promoting sports. From the breakwater enclosing the harbour you can see the beautiful view of the Bay of Pollença, situated between Cape Formentor and the Cap del Pinar. The Punta de l’Avançada protects the port from storms and here you can see the remains of a seventeenth-century fortress: the Fortalesa, built between 1682 and 1692.
Also from the Enginyer Roca Square you can choose to go along the Saralegui Promenade or walk down the seafront along the Anglada Camarasa Promenade.
- The Anglada Camarasa Promenade and the Voramar Promenade. The Anglada Camarasa Promenade is on the right hand side of the roundabout and at the end you will find a bust of the painter Hermenegildo Anglada Camarasa, promoter of the Pollença School of Painting. From there the walkway narrows and leads to the Voramar Promenade, which runs all the way along to the military airfield. This quiet and relaxing promenade is undoubtedly one of the most frequented.
- The Saralegui Promenade is on the left of the roundabout and this street is home to the Fishermen's Association founded in 1944. On the other side of the street are the entrance channels for the boats. Following the beach along the pedestrians’ walkway we come to the area of Llenaira.
Nowadays Port de Pollença is an area with a huge touristic activity and with much to offer to the tourists.
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