Pollença & Port de Pollença
Pollença and the nearby port of Port de Pollença are popular destinations for holidays in Mallorca. Situated in the north of the island, Pollença was only created because vandals had previously invaded the island and destroyed the actual place.
To the history - From the emergency solution to the tourist magnet
Pollentia, as the village was called at first, was first located where Alcúdia was later founded. Around the middle of the fifth century A.D., however, the warriors invaded Mallorca and completely devastated the area around the settlement. The survivors of the attacks fled to the north of the island and started at "zero". Initially, farmers and fishermen settled here and in the neighbouring town of Port de Pollença. Only with the opening of the new Mallorcan airport Son Sant Joan in 1959 the tourism in the area picked up speed.
At first, holidaymakers from England discovered the art-loving place for themselves. Meanwhile, every year, numerous German tourists come here.
This is not to be missed in Pollença
The area around the picturesque village is one of the most densely populated in the Balearic Islands. During your holiday, however, you should not only let the works exhibited there have an effect on you. The place also surprises with art, which you can easily enjoy during a walk through the city centre. Here you will find numerous steel sculptures to think about.
The church Nostra Senyora del Roser belongs to the most impressive buildings of the place. In its present form, it dates back to the 16th and 17th century respectively and is - not only from the outside - a real eye-catcher. Today, the interior of the church is mainly used for art exhibitions. The well-preserved organ and the baroque altar are also worth seeing. Furthermore, you can learn more about the history of the area during your holidays. Finally, parts of the church house the municipal museum. Especially in summer, it is worth making a detour here. Then, in the cloister, there is the music festival Festival Internacional de musica that one should not miss.
Once there, a side trip to the Convent de Santo Domingo is also recommended. This is right next to the church and guarantees wonderful souvenir photos. A popular excursion destination in the city of 16,000 inhabitants is the Calvary. Especially at Easter you should not miss a visit to the mountain and the impressive flight of steps. Then colourful processions take place here.
Relaxation - Port de Pollença
The former fishing village in the immediate vicinity is also well worth seeing. During a walk through the narrow, whitewashed houses of the village, you have the opportunity to relax.