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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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El Calvari

Visits
Open all day. Free admission.

The Knights Templar were the first owners of this mount, which today hosts one of the most impressive traditions of Mallorca’s Easter Week celebrations.

The Knights Templar were the first owners of this mount, which today hosts one of the most impressive traditions of Mallorca’s Easter Week celebrations.

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El Calvario not only offers superb views of Pollença, but is also one of the town's most iconic locations thanks to its impressive stairway. It consists of 365 steps, one for each day of the year, and is flanked by cypress trees and fourteen three-metre-high crosses, evoking the ordeal that, according to Christian tradition, Jesus Christ suffered on the way to his crucifixion on Mount Golgotha.

In memory of this event, on Good Friday the Calvario steps are the setting for the so-called 'Davallament' (Removal from the Cross), one of the most important events of Mallorca's Easter Week celebrations, where an invaluable carving of Christ is removed from the cross and solemnly paraded down the steps to the Church of Virgen de los Ángeles (patron saint of Pollença). The entire ritual is performed in complete silence and lit only by the torches carried by members of the different brotherhoods.

But this place is also intrinsically linked to the time spent in Mallorca by the Knights Templar (1), who were the first owners of this mount after receiving swathes of land in northern Mallorca in recognition of the help they gave to King Jaime I of Aragon during the Conquest of Mallorca (2) in 1229. In this area of ??the island they became true feudal landowners, even administering justice in places like El Calvario, where they built gallows that could be seen from the entire town. In fact, the first name of this place was 'Puig de les Forques', which translates as Mount of Gallows.


(1) Knights Templar: This is the name given to members of the Poor Fellow Knights of Christ and of the Temple of Solomon, also called the Order of the Temple, one of the most famous Christian military orders of the Middle Ages. It was founded between 1115 and 1120 by French knights in order to protect the lives of Christians who made the pilgrimage to Jerusalem after its conquest. The growing power of the Templars, who wore distinctive white robes with a red cross, aroused strong suspicions and was precisely the reason behind the decree issued by Pope Clement V in 1312 to dissolve the order. Today, a veil of mystery still surrounds the Order's secret activities and ceremonies.

(2) Conquest of Mallorca: Determined to conquer Mallorca and annex it to the Crown of Aragon (which back then included present-day Catalonia and Aragon), King Jaime I landed in the town of Santa Ponsa (southwest of Mallorca) in September 1229 with a 150-strong fleet of warships and the intention to expel the Moors from the island. After fierce fighting, he managed to take hold of the then capital Madina Mayurqa, now Palma de Mallorca, on 31st December, even though some Moors remained in Mallorca and stood strong in the Sierra de Tramuntana until the complete conquest of the island in 1332.


DIRECCIÓN

C/ Calvari, s/n
07460 Pollença

La Font del Lleó

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

Roman Bridge

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

Montision Building

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

Saint Antoni’s day

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

Plaça de l'Almoina

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

La Fira (the main local trade fair)

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

Plaça Major

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

Plaça Vella and Can Llobera

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

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 ...

Holy Thursday and Friday

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

Mare de Deu dels Angels Parish

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

La Patrona (The Patron Saint festivities)

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

Pollença Market

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

Oratory of Sant Jordi

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

Saint Sebastian day

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

Joan March Gardens and Desbrull Tower

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

Convent and Cloister of Santo Domingo

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

Pollença Museum

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

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 ...

Oratory of Roser Vell

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

Puig de Maria

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

SERRA NORD MOUNTAIN RACE (FIRST YEAR)

Soller-Pollença along the GR221

La Font del Lleó

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

Roman Bridge

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

Camí vell de Lluc

This beautiful route follows the old Royal route that connected Pollença to Lluc Sanctuary, today part of the GR221. ...

Camí vell de Lluc

This is an easy and well signposted route. It follows trails through outstanding countryside and has the ...

Montision Building

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

Fisioteràpia - Margalida Torrandell Nicolau

DOWN URBAN POLLENÇA

Organisers: Ajuntament de Pollença i North Riders.

Optica Bellavista Pollença

Stylish range of designer sunglasses and frames: OAKLEY, PRADA, DOLCE GABBANA, TOM FORD, FENDI, POLICE,  RAY BAN, ...

Herbodietética Natura

Saint Antoni’s day

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

La Granota Sabates i Joguines

The shop was open in 2000 just for children shoes, in the 2011 we moved to the ...

Plaça de l'Almoina

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

L´ull viu

Prensa internacional/reservas-Libros adulto-infantil.catalán , castellano , inglés , francés , alemán , ruso...Juguetes didácticos, madera, hojalata . ...

La Penya Pizzeria Obris

Restaurant specialized in pizzas, salads, burguers, pasta and meats. come to visit our cozy and familiar dining room. We ...

RUN FOR ALZHEIMER’S.

Organised by AFAMA.

La Botigueta

We offer the best of traditional japanese cuisine with elements of mediterranean diet, creating a very interesting fusion and whose main product is shushi. We also ...

Orenda mallorca

La Fira (the main local trade fair)

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

Plaça Major

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

La Birreria

Open from 9 am, we offer the authentic majorcan bun for breakfast, the classic vermouth and a selection of snaks in the afternoon. ...

ULTRAMALLORCAMAN

Organisers: Club Grup Esportiu S’Escapada

Sabateria Expo Pell

Espai d'Art 32

Espai d'art 32 es una apuesta innovadora dentro del mundo cultural. Se trata de un nuevo concepto  ...

Mon d'Aventura

Món d’Aventura specializes in adventure activities and sports in Mallorca. We have the best team of professionals ...

Mon d'Aventura

Món d’Aventura specializes in sports and adventure activities in Mallorca. We have the best team of professionals ...

Miss Kitsch Pollença

Miss Kitsch Pollença is a women's fashion and accessories shop. We work with the aim of meeting ...

Plaça Vella and Can Llobera

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

Aina Kids

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 ...

Holy Thursday and Friday

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

Mare de Deu dels Angels Parish

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

La Patrona (The Patron Saint festivities)

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

March moda

March Moda has been working now for two generations for the people in town. It all started ...

TOMIR RACE

  Organised by the Club Pollença Mountain Division.  

POLLENÇA HALF-MARATHON

This race is held every year Organised by the Pollença Town Council and the Pollença Half-Marathon Association.

Pollença Market

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

Oratory of Sant Jordi

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

Son Sant Jordi (T.I.)

All rooms are tastefully decorated, each one unique, retaining the charm of Majorcan style. The separate houses ...

Canaves Enseñat S.L.

Saint Sebastian day

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

La Paceta Restaurante

Mediterranean cuisine. Exquisite risottos and paellas. Quality cuts of meat, fresh fish and local levels. Delicious and ...

Juma ***sup

Pollença

The routes which are considered most interesting and have the best conditions for cycling pass through a variety of ...

L'Hostal ( T.I.)

Ema

Casual, urban and practical fashion. Men and women clothing. Spanish brand like: Skunk Funk, Fete... and T ...

Idiomes Pollença

Idiomes Pollença is a language school. We teach English, German, Russian, French, dutch and Spanish and Catalán ...

Climbing Lluc

Organisers: Associació Antics Blavets de Lluc.

Naturalment dietètica i nutrició. Herboristeria

Ecological shop, vegan and great selection of specific food products. Also, food intolerance tests are perfomed. and ...

Balearic Properties

Balearic Properties is one of the longest operating real estate agencies in Pollensa, with 20 years of ...

Farmàcia Cerdà

We offer you drug medications and a wide variety of products like Parapharmacy, Dermopharmacy, nutrition products, Homeopathy, ...

Pollentia Properties North Mallorca

Pollentia Properties Real Estate will be based on 13 years of experience of the Real Estate business ...

Electrodomèstics Vila

Sale and repair of electrical appliances . Installation of air conditioning and satellite antennas.

Joan March Gardens and Desbrull Tower

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

Spira Bar & Grill

Restaurant with modern proposals based on traditional food of the cuisine of the mediterranean area. In our ...

Centre d'Estètica Aina

A beauty center where to enjoy a lot of treatments such as: pedicure, manicure, facial and body ...

Salas TV S.L.

Venta y reparación de electrodomésticos, empresa instaladora y mantenedora de calefacción, climatización A.C.S. y gas butano, autorizada ...

Rotulación Mallorca

Sign making for car or vans. Cutting vinyl windows, tinted film for cars and homes windows. Outdoor ...

Convent and Cloister of Santo Domingo

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

Xicra Cafè Pollença

Quiet place for small business meetings over a cofee on the terrace. Conveniently located near the Plaza ...

Pollença Museum

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

Farmacia Miguel Oliver

The pharmacy Oliver is located in the centre of Pollença. Our team has extensive and professional experience ...

Villas de Pollensa S.L.

Villas de Pollença offers the best holiday vacations staying at a holiday villa. Our villas are completely ...

Wine trade fair

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

Coses de cuina

Festival de Pollença

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

Vàritx

Siroco Pollença

Zapatos con marcas (Callaghan, Fluchos, Pikolinos, Wonders, Hispanitas, Nordikas, Montane y muchas mas).

Kensington Finest Properties International

Rodemann & Wood, exclusive partner of Kensington International Pollença, is the real estate agency which specialize in ...

La Mar Doça

Cafeteria, we specialize in developing coffees, offer a wide selection of coffees from traditional to special and ...

Ferreteria Jaume

Hardware generally. copies keys, plumbing,electricity tools, garden, household, paintings, screws, etc..

IB-RED

IB-RED, founded in 2007 in Pollença, is a telecommunications operator that provides Internet services through its own ...

Nord Villas Pollença

Es una empresa que se dedica al alquiler vacacional de propiedades en la zona norte de Mallorca.

Engel & Völkers Mallorca North

Engel & Völkers in the North of Mallorca has been specializing in the area for over 15 ...

Pollença Properties

Anuma

Zapatos de la marca Giuseppo, Mustang, XTI.

La Fusteria

In this bar-restaurant you can find what is considered by many to be the best pa amb ...

Estils i Formes

Tapimar

We have available a wide range of fabrics and curtain systems. We manufacture and install blinds with ...

Llobera llar i decoració

In Llobera llar i decoració, you will be able to find towels, bath and beach robes, covers, ...

Renault Dacia Pollença

Venta de vehículos nuevos y de ocasión. Fundado en 1964. Reparaciones de chapa y pintura. Diagnosis multimarca. ...

Tannat

Serving, among other things, delicacies "pa amb oli" made from special pumpkin seed bread.?Furthermore you will find a large of quality wines, Iberian products and much more. Tannat is more than ...

Agromart

MOBLES PERELLÓ

Papereria Tot Útil

Stationary with service photocopying, binding , office , school and books for all ages.

Mapfre Pollença

Martí Decoració, S.L

Porta Mallorquina, Licencia Pollensa Real Estate, SL

To offer exclusive real estate in Mallorca - that is what we specialise in. Our selected properties ...

Oratory of Roser Vell

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

Puig de Maria

Although it is only a small mountain (330m), the Puig de Maria has a very important place ...

Vall de Colonya

Visit to the Valley help us to bring in a more family environment but with some preparation in hiking. ...

Galeries Mestre Paco

Teixits Vicens

Teixits Vicens is a family run artisan textile factory founded in 1854 in Pollença. Manufacturer of typical ...

Vall de Colonya

This part of the island nestles between the Penya Mascorda, the Calvari, the Serra de la Coma ...

MALLORCA 5000 SKYRUNNING

This race is organised by mountain clubs and the FBME. It is held every year.

Fartàritx Gran

This route takes you into the heart of the Serra de Tramuntana mountains. Along a path that ...

COPA MALLORCA (FUTBOL)

Organisers: Eventos Deportivos Nadri.

FUN RUN TO PUIG DE MARIA

 Organisers: Obreria del Puig de Maria.

Puig de Maria

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

Magatzem Torrandell

Company dedicated to the sale and distribution of all kinds of related world of the hardware items ...

Conde Transfers

Conde Transfers has more than 11 years of experience in transporting road passengers. Over the years Conde ...

The Best Villas Pollensa

The Best Villas Pollensa, company specialized in villa rentals with extensive experience in the travel industry, is ...

Santuïri

The climb to the Puig de Santuïri (141m) is a very interesting walk, not only because of ...

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