Pollenca (Pollensa) is a scenic old town in the North of Mallorca. It’s an authentic honey stoned Mallorcan town which oozes charm. One of our favourite things to do is just to amble around the cobbled streets, stopping off at excellent cafes, restaurants and shops to while away the day. However it is also worth exploring a little more to discover the gems in the surrounding area.
Placa Major in Old Town Pollenca (Pollensa)
Pollenca old town’s main square is the place to come for excellent restaurants, cafes and people watching. It’s a pleasant place at all times of the day (from morning coffee through to night time) but we like to visit early evening for a drink. There’s also a good Sunday market with bustling atmosphere and delicious food stalls.
365 Calvari Steps
These old steps (allegedly 365) lead from the Placa Major to the top of the town where you can enjoy lovely views. The walk up is not too hard and goes through a pretty part of Pollenca. You are rewarded not only with views but also a very sweet church to visit at the top.
Church of Nostra Senyora dels Angels
This small intimate church awaits you at the top of the 365 Calvari Steps. If you are there at midday you can enjoy the light spilling through stained glass windows. Whatever time of day you make it there though you can enjoy the beautiful interior.
Museo Dionis Bennassar
This is an unexpected treasure just off the main square. It’s the beautiful home of a famous local artist that has been used to showcase his works. It’s a peaceful and inspirational place with his paintings throughout.
If you wish to stay in the heart of old town Pollenca, the pretty old townhouse hotel of Son Sant Jordi is just a short stroll from the main square and its cafes and restaurants.
Just a short ride away (by car or bike) is the beautiful Formentor Lighthouse which sits perched on the edge of the peninsular. If you are looking for some amazing sea views then this shouldn’t be missed. Be prepared for the windy road though and make sure you stop for a coffee break on the way and enjoy the stunning views.
If you wish to stay somewhere with far reaching sea views, the luxurious hideaway of Hotel Llenaire has impressive views out over the horseshoe bay of Pollenca.
Sit on the terrace and admire the views or go hiking or cycling around the hotels own wooded penisular.
Puig de Pollensa (Puig de Maria)
An ancient monastery sits on top of a mountain just next to Pollenca town and has stunning views to the bay, Cap de Formentor & the Tramuntana mountains. It’s a 30 – 45 walk up to the Puig but it is worth it. For those that need some refreshments, there’s a café at the top or you can take picnic and make use of the provided picnic tables. Make sure you walk a little way to the left of the picnic tables to enjoy even more beautiful views.
If you want to enjoy the countryside views and peaceful scenery around Pollenca then stylish & luxurious Son Brull Hotel would be a perfect choice.
Pine Walk, Port de Pollenca (Pollensa)
Enjoy an amble under the pine trees along the seafront at Port de Pollenca. This is our favourite section of the extensive sea front walk in Port de Pollenca, going past authentic old buildings from a bygone era and stopping off to admire the views across the bay.
If you wish to stay on the Pine Walk, take a look at the elegant Illa D’Or Hotel
or if you prefer somewhere contemporary and adult only the La Goleta Seaside Hotel is a great choice.
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