Porto Pollensa
Pollensa is an ancient settlement at the north of Mallorca which, with Alcudia, was settled by the Romans. An ancient roman bridge still survives at Pollensa. Today the town is a favourite of holiday makers with its picturesque Pine Walk, although much of the expanse of beach was washed away by a storm a few years ago. It's a place about which locals are passionate - they say that the background of mountains makes the bay of Pollensa feel like a large lake.
Relaxing beach at Pollensa
As with all the old towns of Mallorca, each inland town had an equivalent Port and this often causes confusion. When the island depended on pirating, and itself was subject to pirate raiders, the inland town
Pollenca old town Pollensa old town
provided a safe haven for the families.
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Faithful climb the 365 Calvary steps . . . it's a long way up there to the Church
Calvary steps Pollenca Calvary steps Pollensa
There is a January ceremony when a brave young lad climbs to the top of the tall tree

in celebration of the local hero, Joan Mas, who triumphed over Moslem pirate raiders in the 18th Century. There was a battle in 1550 when the residents of Pollenca triumphed over 1500 Moorish pirate invaders.

At Porto Pollensa a garden celebrates also celebrates the hero.

In later, more peaceful times, the port towns provided cool summer residences near the sea and a base from which to fish.
Bay of Alcudia Pollensa Bay of Pollensa Alcudia
Mallorquin families often had three residences, including a finca in the countryside like this one with a swimming pool which is available for holiday lets
Mallorca finca rental with pool

where they farmed or maintained orange, lemon, olive or almond groves.

In the 19th century pigs were an important part of the economy but now none are to be seen, almost universally replaced by sheep.

Puerto Pollensa is a really attractive resort for quiet holidays much enjoyed in summer and winter, particularly by writers and artists such as Hermenegildo Anglada Camarasa.
Hermenegildo Anglada Camarasa Pollenca
Hermen Anglada Camarasa Pollensa Puerto Pollensa marina Puerto Pollensa Puerto Pollensa Pine Walk Puerto Pollensa Pine Walk Pollensa Puerto Pollensa signpost to Pollenca
house at Puerto Pollensa Puerto Pollensa Puerto Pollensa

Holiday Rentals in Pollensa Mallorca

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