Situated at the top of the island in the foothills of the Serra de Tramuntana, Pollensa is an inland town with a rich cafe culture.
Pollensa was established by the Romans, a clue to this fact is the naming of the local bridge Pont Roma which spans the Torrente de Sant Jordi river. Following the Spanish conquest in 1229, the town came under the control of the Knights Templar.
Agatha Christie wrote a short story called Problem at Pollensa Bay which was first published in issue 539 of the Strand Magazine in November 1935. The story was inspired by her visit to the town.
Whilst some towns on the island have had their identity suffocated by the sheer weight of tourism they've attracted, Pollensa seems to have survived and held on to it's traditional buildings and laid back way of life.
Held during early August, the local Pollensa Fiesta holds a mock battle called Los Moros y Los Cristianos. The battle illustatrates the expulsion of the Moors and the skirmishes against pirates. There are a number of fiestas or festivals held between May and August in the town.
Pollensa's market day is on a sunday and is held in the morning at Placa Major. You'll find fruit and vegetables, flowers, cheeses and other local produce.
Situated just 2km outside Pollensa, Golf Pollenca is a nine hole course with driving range, putting green and pitching area. They also have a golfing school. Peak green fees for 18 holes will be in the region of 70 euros but they have a twilight fee of 45 euros.
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