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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.

Public transport

- 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:

> TIB

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DISCOVER AND ENJOY THE TRUE POLLENÇA

Each place has a tale to tell

Pollença, Port de Pollença, Formentor and Cala Sant Vicenç make up a destination bursting with activities, tours and landscapes that all have a tale to tell.

We’d like to recommend a selection of interesting places for you to discover the true character of Pollença.


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Pollença guide

The Corpus Christy and the Eagles dance

Some authors relate them to the weaver’s union of Pollença, but others attribute these figures a more ...

Saint Antoni’s day

The pine climbing is the main activity of the day. In old times the tradition was to ...

Wine trade fair

It is usually celebrated in April in Saint Domingo’s Cloister. The number of visitors increases yearly, that’s ...

Festival de Pollença

The Festival of Pollença was founded in 1962 at the initiative of the distinguished English violinist Philip Newman. Over ...

Cala de Sant Vicenç festivities

As it is characteristic in this type of celebrations there are sports, recreation, and cultural and religious ...

Mare de Déu del Carme festivities in Puerto Pollença

There is a boats’ route around the Pollença bay, as well as several religious, civic and cultural ...

La Patrona (The Patron Saint festivities)

Since 1970 the celebrations start with the opening speech, which is read in Saint Domingo’s Cloister. Among ...

Saint Sebastian day

An interesting procession in honour of the Saint has been preserved, in which two small horses dance ...

Saint Peter festivities

During some days around 29th June, there are popular and traditional dances, bagpipers meetings, concerts, homage to old ...

Holy Thursday and Friday

Considered of Tourist Interest from 1968, it basically consists in unnailing an articulated Saint Christ situated at ...

La Fira (the main local trade fair)

Nowadays, the Fair (or how is known locally, la Fira) is held on Saturday, Sunday – the ...

Pollença Market

This market has 300 stalls where we can find food, crafts, shoes, clothes, plants... It takes place ...

Port de Pollença market

It started in 1986 and, even though it was a new market, at the beginning it already ...

Pollença Museum

The name of Pollença is linked to the world of painting from the first years of the ...

Plaça de l'Almoina

Plaça de l’Almoina is small in size but rich in history. Its name means 'alms', as it ...

Plaça Major

This square was created between 1854 and 1857 to provide a new meeting point for Pollença locals, ...

Mare de Deu dels Angels Parish

This parish church was founded in 1236, but only four years later it was handed to the ...

Convent and Cloister of Santo Domingo

This convent was built by Dominican Friars (1) between 1558 and 1616 in order to bolster their ...

Joan March Gardens and Desbrull Tower

This site was given to the town by one of the island's most famous clans, the March ...

Montision Building

The Colegio de San Ignacio, popularly known as Edificio Montisión, was built by the Jesuits (1) between ...

El Calvari

The Knights Templar were the first owners of this mount, which today hosts one of the most ...

Plaça Vella and Can Llobera

The Plaça Vella ('Old Square'), which is part of the original old quarter dating back to medieval ...

Roman Bridge

The origin of this stone bridge that crosses the Torrente de Sant Jordi is a mystery in ...

Puig de Maria

Standing at 330 metres above sea level, construction of this shrine to the Virgin Mary began in ...

Miquel Capllonch Square

The main square of Port de Pollença is a picturesque cobbled square, surrounded by shops, bars and ...

Port de Pollença Promenade

Port de Pollença, known by the people from Pollença as “el Moll” (the dock), is the second ...

Cala Molins and Cavall Bernat

Cala Molins is a sandy inlet with crystal clear waters that is a part, together with Cala ...

Cala Barques and the Alzinaret Caves

Cala Barques is the biggest and most touristic of the group of inlets of Cala de Sant ...

Formentor Lighthouse

The northernmost point of Mallorca is a place of outstanding natural beauty that has served as inspiration ...

Mirador de la Creueta (Viewpoint)

The Creueta viewpoint or the Colomer, located in the Nao end of the Formentor Peninsula, is an ...

Oratory of Roser Vell

The exact construction date of this chapel is unknown. It is often said to be the fourteenth ...

Oratory of Sant Jordi

The Oratorio de Sant Jordi was built in the sixteenth century on the then outskirts of the ...

Albercutx Fortress

The Albercutx fortress, which commands the lower right end of Punta de la Avanzada, dates back to ...

La Font del Lleó

La Font del Lleò (Lion Fountain) was the first public fountain in Pollença. Until its construction in ...

Port de Pollença

Port de Pollença, nicknamed 'U moll' (the pier) by locals, is a clear example of how tourism ...

Albercutx Watchtower

The fabulous views from this watchtower, including the Formentor headland, the islet of Colomer, the Bay of ...

Cala Sant Vicenç

Cala Sant Vicenç boasts one of the town's most emblematic images, the jagged Cavall Bernat mountain ridge ...

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