Pollensa Old Town

Pollensa Old Town founded by the Catalans in the 13th century around 6km from the coast in order to avoid Pirate attacks is without any doubt one of the most attractive and beautiful areas of the island. Its stimulating configuration has always been the subject and motivation of painters from all over the world who have represented it in their canvases.
One of the icons of the old town Pollensa is “El Calvari” a mountain with 365 steps leading up to a little church at the top with a view of the entire municipality.
This is also where the famous easter procession takes place.

Pollensa Old town

Pollensa Old Town

Pollensa Old Town also features many cultural interests such as the Roman Bridge, the “Puig de Maria“, the Parish Church, the main square, Saint Domingo’s Cloister and the museum of Pollensa.
Many of these things and more are what preserve the traditional architectural style of the town.

Did you know? Handy to have up your sleeve if you just want a quick, easy bite rather than a full sit-down lunch (although when you see the specials board you might just swing in that direction)Is local restaurant/cafe “Manzanas y Peras”. They’re homemade (and locally renowned) goats’ cheese tarts go down a treat.

Handly located just at the bottom of the 365 Calvary Steps.

Fiestas Pollensa

7th January – 13th February – Carnival:
With lively processions and many attractions and stalls in the main town square.

17th January – Day of the Pine Tree:
Just like the Puerto Pollensa fiesta bearing the same name, the locals haul a huge pine tree stripped bare into what is known as “The Old Square” in Pollensa Old Town just behind the main church.
This is a breathtaking event where only the bravest locals try to climb to the top of the pine tree to reach what is basically a bin bag to release thousands of pieces of little confetti.

21st April – Holy Week 2011:
Procession ‘de la Sangre’
Route: Plaza Mayor > Mercat > Jonquet > Metge Sureda > Sant Jordi > Costa i Llobera > Monti-sion > Lleó > Jesús > Joan Guiraud > Mallorca > Abeurador de Sant Isidre > Roser Vell > Convento > Sant Domingo > Antoni Maura > Plaza Mayor.

22nd April – Holy Week 2011:
21.00h On Good Friday, the spectacular “Davallament” is held at the Calvari of Pollença: the procession with the image of the dead Jesus descends the Calvari hill down the 365 stone steps, bordered by Yew trees.

25th April – Day of the ‘Puig de Maria’:
At 12.30h Mass at the Puig de Maria followed by traditional Paella (Must be booked in advance).

4th July – 30th August – Music Festival.
The famous Pollensa music festival and general fiesta celebrating the town.

25th July – 2nd August – La Patrona:
Daily festivities in preparation for Moors and Christians ‘battle’ on 2-Aug.

2nd August – Moors and Christians
The moors and Christians festival is celebrated every august in the town of pollenca. It is a festival that relives the victory against the Turkish pirates in 1561. The locals will dress up and re-enact the events. The Christians dressed in white, fight against the moors, in their colour clothing. The battle takes place at 5am on the 2nd August. The festival ends with a spectacular firework display.