If you want to discover a more bohemian Mallorca (Majorca) then Pollença – approximately 40kms north of Palma de Mallorca, has to be up there as one of the island’s picturesque corners situated at the at the foot of the Tramantuna mountain range in the north of the island. Sandwiched between the Mediterranean and a green carpet of farmlands, vineyards and citrus groves, the heritage town of Pollença is the rural capital of Mallorquin lifestyle close to Cap de Formentor, Cala San Vincente and Alcúdia – the Port de Pollença being just a short drive away.
Favourite hub to creatives, writers and artists over the centuries, Pollença (Pollensa) is peppered with historic buildings, gorgeous villas, aged narrow streets, galleries, stylish boutiques, cafes, wine bars and foodie pit stops.
Highlights of Pollença include the Plaça Major – the square where simply everyone meets up at some point to the hum of constant chatter and host to the famous Sunday market and architectural stunners like the El Pont Roma. A must do - saunter up the 365 steps to the hilltop El Calvari monastery – the view towards the town and surrounding farmlands is well worth it.
A light-struck citadel of a cathedral, Santa Maria of Palma - also known as Le Seu - is one of Mallorca’s architectural icons. A hilltop palace of devotion reflected in the azure Mediterranean shoreline, it simply demands your attention, believer or not. Built by the Crown of Aragon in 1229.read more
When wandering Mallorcan village streets, a specific type of fabric will catch your eye – the blue & white fabric called Ikat. It bears a characteristic pattern obtained by the process of resist dying, and the island of Mallorca is the only place where you can still visit family-run workshops that have been operating for over 160 years.read more
Sun-drenched and sustainable, luxury eco-friendly hotel, Son Brull Boutique Hotel and Spa, have recently added a further string to their organic Mallorcan bow, in the form of special edition Son Brull wines, made in collaboration with nearby celebrated organic winery, Bodega Can Axartell.read more