Pollensa Pueblo (Village)
The town of Pollensa gives all the people who want to visit the town, the possibility of enjoying marvellous views over the sea and mountain as well as an ample list of cultural activities and services. There are beautiful places to admire such as the ‘Calvario’ or the Roman Bridge, posterior to the I century over the Torrent of Sant Jordi, the interesting municipal museum, the Music Festival, the large number of exhibitions of art... all these make it attractive, and full of history and colour for the person who decides to visit the nucleus of Pollensa.
Pollensa was founded in the year 1229 by the Catalonian conqueror King Jaume I, who brought Christianity to the island. The night of the 30th to 31st of May in the year 1550, was a very significant date for the village and all its future generations. On this prophetical night the Moorish troops of the pirate Dragut attacked the village. Joan Mas the leader of the counter-attack organized a skirmish followed by a battle imploring help from the Virgin against the pirates and shouting out ‘Mare de Déu dels Àngels, assistiu-nos que els pirates ja són aqui!’(‘Mother of God of the Angels; help us because the pirates are already here). The result was the victory of the Christians of Pollensa.
Pollensa is to be found in the northeast part of Mallorca.It is the most northern point of Mallorca and for this reason it is a reference point as the north for all of Mallorca. Where is Pollensa? This is the question that all the Mallorcans ask when they need to know where the north is. It is to be found at the foot of the Tramuntana Mountain Range. Pollensa has the charm of the Mediterranean villages that have wisely adapted to modern times. In its narrow and old streets, you can enjoy the best services for the pleasure of residents and foreigners alike.