Puig de Maria
A sanctuary located at 330 metres, at the foot of the town, chapel, towerand walls… everything built between XIVth centuries. The gothic style predominates. The church is one of nave and preserves a popular image of the Virgin from the XIVth century. It was an important monastey and it was abandoned for a long time. Through this sanctuary there have been hermits, donors and religious orders. It has a path of stones from the XIVth century. It is recommended to do the journey on foot which is accessible just behind the Renault garage in Pollensa. An interesting fact is that when it was built, the American Air Force brought in helicopters to help lift building materials to the top.
On the main road from palma to pollenca, at 52km you will see a sign pointing to the Puig de maria. The climb up steps takes approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes. The entire walk covers 7km. The sanctuary offers accommodation as a refuge. 22 euros per night for 2 bed accommodation plus 7euros each for a third or fourth person. Beware, there is no heating and bathrooms are communal, and only one shower comes with hot water. Hot food and baguettes are available and a bar service though. There is also a barbecue available for use.