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Pollença is a municipality located on the north part of Mallorca. It is bounded by the municipalities of Alcúdia, Sa Pobla, Campanet and Escorca, as well as by the sea to the north. It has an extension of 146.03 km², being the sixth biggest municipality in Mallorca. Pollença has 15000 inhabitants, ranking eighth in population. The village is located inland, while the beautiful Cala Sant Vicenç and the elegant Port de Pollença are on the coast.

Pollença is a municipality located on the north part of Mallorca. It is bounded by the municipalities of Alcúdia, Sa Pobla, Campanet and Escorca, as well as by the sea to the north. It has an extension of 146.03 km², being the sixth biggest municipality in Mallorca. Pollença has 15000 inhabitants, ranking eighth in population. The village is located inland, while the beautiful Cala Sant Vicenç and the elegant Port de Pollença are on the coast.

Around 70 archaeological sites confirm the presence of human beings during prehistoric times. There are also several caves from the Pretalaiotic culture. Pollença was founded in 1229, when James I incorporated Mallorca into the Christian world and the Catalan culture.

Some remains from the Roman period can still be found in this village, such as the Roman bridge and the water drainage systems. In the 5th century, the Vandals invaded this comarca, plundered Pollentia and destroyed the water channels, including the aqueduct.

Pollença and its harbour are emblematic spots due to their extraordinary singularity and beauty.

365 steps connect the town of Pollença with a hill, on the top of which lies the small chapel of Calvari. This chapel was built at the end of the 18th century.

It is also important to highlight the convent of Sant Domingo, located in the street named after the convent. It consists of a church and a cloister, in which the International Plastic Arts Contest and the International Music Festival are held.

In January, during Saint Anthony’s festival, villagers plant a pine tree in a square. This tree is known as the Pi de Ternelles, a 20 metre pine tree previously cut down at the finca of Ternelles. After that, the villagers carry the pine tree from the mountains to the town, where it is difficultly planted in the small Plaça Vella. Once planted, young people climb the tree to see who reaches the highest point.

In the municipality of Pollença there is a wide gastronomical variety, being the perfect place to spend your dream holidays.

This comarca has also a great number of hotels, as well as bars and restaurants. It also offers a wide variety of leisure and sport activities. On the other hand, not only does this area bring many sailing lovers together (windsurfing, kitesurfing, etc.), but also many hiking, cycling and Nordic walking enthusiasts. Moreover, due to its proximity to the mountain range of Tramuntana, it also attracts adventure and mountain sports enthusiasts.

In the area of the Formentor peninsula, there is a game hunting reserve, in which the Mallorcan goat is the most valued and pursued animal.

If you are in Pollença, you can’t miss Formentor. Its wonderful hotel, its beaches and its forest constitute a real privilege.