Embraced by the northern peaks of the Serra de Tramuntara mountains, Pollença (or Pollensa) is one of Mallorca’s most historic and authentic towns.It is made up of three areas of population, Pollença itself, Port de Pollença and Cala Sant Vicenç. It is one of the most beautiful areas on Mallorca with steep mountains and deep valleys, beautiful beaches and sea views, wonderful countryside and quaint cobbled streets with medieval architecture.
Pollença is a town rich in history, there are many points of interest which attract visitors from far and wide. Some of the highlights include an ancient Roman bridge or ‘Pont Romà’, the 18th-century Mare de Deu dels Angels church with a famous rose window and the Convent de Sant Domingo. There are also wonderful ancient monasteries dotted around the surrounding countryside.
On a Sunday morning Placa Major, which is dominated by a Parroquial church dating back to the 18th century, is filled with market stalls and the locals congregate after church to relax in the cafes. The square offers several good cafes where you can enjoy a ‘café con leche’ and watch the world go by.
Pollensa’s twin town, Port de Pollensa, is a lovely place to visit nearby. Though the two towns share a name, they have distinct characters, and differ dramatically in feel and atmosphere. The fact that the port, with its beaches, amenities, and interesting history lies within such easy reach of the old town is a definite positive to staying here.
If your idea of the perfect beach is one without a gift shop or crowd in sight, you’ll be in heaven at Cala Sant Vicenç. A beautiful natural cove lying 4km off the road between Pollensa town and the port where you will find a sense of seclusion you won’t find at the busier tourist resorts, and a smattering of excellent fresh fish restaurants.