The medieval town of Pollença

THE MEDIEVAL TOWN OF POLLENÇA

THE MEDIEVAL TOWN OF POLLENÇA

Live the medieval town of Pollença tour and know a bit more about Mallorca’s past

Live the medieval town of Pollença tour and know a bit more about Mallorca’s past

4 hours / 8 hours

Up to 15

Walking tour

Private transportation

Accessible

Description

In the north of Mallorca, at the spurs of the Tramuntana’s Mountain Range, there is a fable town. A town that witnessed the birth of great poets, devoted teachers and unforgettable heroes. A place where uncountable moments of joy happened; but it is also a land that went through the worst of misfortunes. A town whose people celebrate centenary festivities to honor who they were and to never forget who they are now. It is a corner of the world that overfills with legends and history. This magical spot is the town of Pollença.

Itinerary

We will start at St. Domingo’s Convent, where we will uncover the internal struggles the religious orders had in Pollença in the old times. Then, we will be headed to the Main Square. There we will try to picture how the life of a 13th century’s Mallorcan village was, depicting and ordinary day at the old public market and discovering the festivities that represented the spirit and feelings of a whole society. We will get an insight into a fascinating tradition: the Arabs and Christians Battle, the most epic reenactment in the island.

Strolling through Pollença’s old streets we will unveil all the true facts that originated this centenary celebration. You will also have the chance of climbing The Calvary, a hill connected to the old town through a staircase of 365 steps. On the top of it, you will be amazed when you find out who the most powerful Pollença’s governors were: the Knight Templars. But this Calvary hides more than only one secret… Finally, we will see the Roman Bridge from the magnificent Calvary’s viewing point; a bridge that has a surreal and hilarious story behind it.

Description

In the north of Mallorca, at the spurs of the Tramuntana’s Mountain Range, there is a fable town. A town that witnessed the birth of great poets, devoted teachers and unforgettable heroes. A place where uncountable moments of joy happened; but it is also a land that went through the worst of misfortunes. A town whose people celebrate centenary festivities to honor who they were and to never forget who they are now. It is a corner of the world that overfills with legends and history. This magical spot is the town of Pollença.

Itinerary

We will start at St. Domingo’s Convent, where we will uncover the internal struggles the religious orders had in Pollença in the old times. Then, we will be headed to the Main Square. There we will try to picture how the life of a 13th century’s Mallorcan village was, depicting and ordinary day at the old public market and discovering the festivities that represented the spirit and feelings of a whole society. We will get an insight into a fascinating tradition: the Arabs and Christians Battle, the most epic reenactment in the island.

Strolling through Pollença’s old streets we will unveil all the true facts that originated this centenary celebration. You will also have the chance of climbing The Calvary, a hill connected to the old town through a staircase of 365 steps. On the top of it, you will be amazed when you find out who the most powerful Pollença’s governors were: the Knight Templars. But this Calvary hides more than only one secret… Finally, we will see the Roman Bridge from the magnificent Calvary’s viewing point; a bridge that has a surreal and hilarious story behind it.

What travellers said about this tour

5/5
Albert is a fantastic guide-very personable, knowledgeable and kind. He helped us understand not only the history of Pollença, and Mallorca in general, but also gave us great insight into some of the challenges and opportunities facing the island today. My mother and I had a great day with Albert and we feel like we also made a friend. We would book another tour with Albert in a heartbeat.
Mary Kay Perrotti
United States

What to know

» The length of the tour is 4 hours if you only visit Pollença.

» The length of the tour is 8 hours if you visit Pollença, the Port of Pollença and Puig de Maria, a hill located in front of the village.

» This is a private and historical tour.

» Transportation: private minibus and walking tour in Pollença and Port of Pollença.

» It is a family and weelchair friendly tour.

Important

» Please, remember to inform Mallorca Cultural Tours in case there are members in the group that use a wheelchair. If you use a wheelchair you must be able to get in and out of the car. 

Meeting point

» Hotel, cruise ship, airport or any other location in Mallorca.

Languages

» English, Spanish, Portuguese and Catalan.

What’s included

» Guiding services delivered by a local and licensed tour guide. » Private minibus and driver.

What’s not included

» Personal expenses like drinks, meals or
souvenirs.

What to know

» The length of the tour is 4 hours if you only visit Pollença.

» The length of the tour is 8 hours if you visit Pollença, the Port of Pollença and Puig de Maria, a hill located in front of the village.

» This is a private and historical tour.

» Transportation: private minibus and walking tour in Pollença and Port of Pollença.

» It is a family and weelchair friendly tour.

Important

» Please, remember to inform Mallorca Cultural Tours in case there are members in the group that use a wheelchair. If you use a wheelchair you must be able to get in and out of the car. 

Meeting point

» Hotel, cruise ship, airport or any other location in Mallorca.

What’s included

» Guiding services delivered by a local and licensed tour guide.

» Private minibus and driver.

What’s not included

» Personal expenses like drinks, meals or
souvenirs.

Languages

» English, Spanish, Portuguese and Catalan.

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