Pollenca City Guide
Nestled at the eastern edge of the Serra de Tramuntana, Pollença, also spelled as Pollenca or Pollensa, is a captivating rural town steeped in history. This charming Mallorcan town boasts a wealth of ancient architecture crafted from blonde stone, setting it apart from many other tourist-driven destinations. While tourism has long been a draw here, Pollensa has managed to embrace and adapt to it without sacrificing its authentic character.
The town’s inhabitants are predominantly locals, making it a favored haven for those seeking a more culturally immersive Mallorcan experience, away from the bustling tourist beach resorts. Pollença thrives on café culture, especially on Sunday mornings when Plaça Major transforms into a vibrant marketplace, drawing both locals and visitors for leisurely café gatherings. While boutique hotels are available in town, the lush countryside and surrounding hills offer luxury retreats and spacious villas for those seeking a quieter escape.
Rich in history, Pollença boasts numerous points of interest that beckon travelers from afar. Some noteworthy highlights include the ancient Roman bridge known as the ‘Pont Romà,’ the 18th-century Mare de Deu dels Angels church adorned with a renowned rose window, and the Convent de Sant Domingo. The picturesque countryside surrounding Pollença also features enchanting ancient monasteries.
A few kilometers to the north, you’ll find Pollença’s port, Port de Pollença, which boasts magnificent beaches and a diverse selection of restaurants and cafés for further relaxation and enjoyment.