Pollença (Pollensa) is a town and municipality situated in the far north corner of the island of Mallorca, near Cap de Formentor and Alcúdia. It lies about six kilometres west of its port, Port de Pollença (Puerto Pollensa).
Most of its houses were built in the 17th and 18th centuries and many of its streets are very narrow and compact, a leftover from its medieval past. The central square is called Plaça Major with many outdoor cafés and dominated by a large 13th century church Esglèsia de Nostra Senyora dels Àngels, which was built by the Templars.
One of the town's most distinctive features is its 365 step stairway north of the square, which leads up to a chapel on top of the hill known as Calvary. On Good Friday this is the setting for the most dramatic parade of the year.
Things to See & Do
* Pollensa Steps
* Underwater World
* Placa Major - Central Square
* Esglèsia de Nostra Senyora dels Àngels - 13th century church
Cruise Season - Feb to Dec
Currency - Euro ()
Language - Spanish and Catalan
Land Area - 3640.11 km² (Mallorca)
Population - 16,000 approx
Electricity - 2 round pins European style
Time - GMT/UTC plus one hour
International Country Telephone Code - + 34
Port Location - The Port is located approximately 6 km's from the town of Pollensa.
Travel Links - There are frequent flights from many European cities to Palma de Mallorca airport. In particular, many of the discount airlines have daily flights. There are also flights from Menorca and Ibiza, but these are about double the price of the ferries from these islands, and save only about an hour.