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POLLENSA TOWN

 

Traditional cobbled town, surrounded by fertile valleys and an idyllic atmosphere. A beauty of its own.

Embedded in the Tramuntana mountains, a UNESCO World Heritage site, Pollensa is certainly one of the most beautiful spots of Mallorca. This charming old town with unique properties has gradually become the envied prime second-home of many foreign residents, giving it a lively cosmopolitan character.

Most of the properties in the area are situated in fertile valleys, at the short driving distance to the center of Pollensa. Here, the magnificent villas and fincas boast spectacular views over the crystal clear waters of the bay and out to the open sea. Prime-second home owners enjoy absolute privacy in an idyllic setting. Particularly, the neighbourhoods of La Font and El Vila offer wonderful hillside villas with a marvelously private community atmosphere.

Property prices in Pollensa town range from a low of €100K to as high as €18M. Hoses ranging from €100K to €900K are sold in average for €2,317 per sq.m. More upscale villas of price range from €900K to €7M have the average sq.m.  price of €4,480. Exclusive homes ranging from €7M to €18M have the average price of €13,814 per sq.m.

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The town was founded in 1229 by the Catalan conquistador Rey Jaume I, who brought Christianity to the island. Traditions which are still alive show the rich historical and cultural heritage of the town and Pollensa municipality.

One of the most notable monuments in Pollensa is the baroque-style Parish Church of Santa Maria, originally founded in the 13th century. Other notable relics include the sumptuous Church of Monti-son and the 16th century Church of Sant Dominic, which now houses the Municipal Museum.

The town itself consists of a labyrinth of cobbled streets. In its heart, you will find plenty of historic buildings, restaurants, boutiques, galleries and craft shops. The main town’s square represents the lively center for business and leisure.

Pollensa has a privileged location in close proximity to various attractions and activities in the region. Located in the northern coast (just 10 km away), Puerto Pollensa is a well known holiday destination in Mallorca. The area boasts a beautiful steep coast and beaches with plenty of water activities.

The Pollensa Yacht Club (or Club Náutico de Pollensa) offers facilities and clubhouse supporting 375 moorings. Golf courses of Golf Pollensa and Golf Alcanada are reachable in some minutes’ drive.

Pollensa’s most famous attraction is the Calvary Path. It features a small hill near the town, ascended by a path of 365 steps, surrounded by cypress trees. At the top, you can admire beautiful views over the entire region.

Also, various fascinating hiking trips can be made from the town of Pollenca. One of them is to the Puig de Maria. Standing high up on the mountain peak, this shrine now hosts a Gothic Revival façade and welcomes visitors and overnight guests. This point also commands outstanding panoramic views. You can enjoy the scenery ranging from the town itself to the highest mountains in the area, also over the bays of Pollensa and Alcudia. On a clear day, even the island of Minorca can be observed from here.

The nearby impressive countryside spots include the lavish valleys of Vall d’en March, Vall de Colonya, Ternelles and the protected Tramuntana foothills. You will definitely enjoy these naturally beautiful locations.

Pollensa is notable with its festivals and the traditional summer holidays. One of them is a festival dedicated to the historical battle between the Moors and Christians. It takes place every summer on the 2nd of August. During this festivity, the whole town is transformed into a full improvisation of that era, when the inhabitants of the city prevented the pirate’s invasion in 1511.

In addition, a very typical thing is the weekly Sunday Market and the artisan fair ”Fira”, held in November. Here you can buy traditional local products and crafts.

Finally, this modern and romantic town is a lovely host at any time of year, where the Mallorquin traditions still are very much alive. In addition, the superb locations of properties in Pollensa make this area ideal for those prime second-home buyers, who want to enjoy privacy within a short distance from the heart of the historic town, as well as a wide range of activities and centers of interest in the region.

 

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