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Without a doubt, one of the most popular ways to see Puerto Pollensa is an evening stroll after dinner along the Pine Walk. This is a pedestrian promenade that is lined with palms and pine trees, from which the walk takes it's name, that runs for most of the length of the resort.
Although not to everyone's taste, the annual Pollensa Music Festival is nevertheless an important part of the towns'
cultural calendar. The festival was founded in 1962 by Philip Newman, who was a great violinist who retired to live in
Pollensa. Under the direction of the Czech violinist Eugen Prokop, a number of classical music concerts now take place
each year during July and August, that have over recent years seen performances by Sir Yehudi Menuhin, The King´s
College Choir of Cambridge, Montserrat Caballé, The Orchestre National de France, and The Pittsburg Symphony Orchestra.
For further information about upcoming concerts, their web site is;
As we mentioned briefly on our general introduction page, 3 miles inland from the port is the the old town of Pollensa which is a 1000 light years away from the popular tourist image of Majorca. The name Pollensa originally dates from the 14th Century when settlers from nearby Alcudia named the town after their former Roman capital. Among the many remaining historic buildings is a former Jesuit convent which is now still used as the local Town Hall.
The Pollensa Municipal Museum was opened in 1975, in what was an old Dominican convent that was originally built between
1588 and 1616. There's a large collection of paintings of the area on display, along with archaeological finds, a Buddhist mandala
and the Atilio Boveri collection. Contact details are:
Convent de Sant Domingo
Telephone: +34 971 531 166
Another museum worth a visit is the Monograph Museum of Pollensa. The building dates back to the 14th Century,
when it was used as a hospital, and has a number of displays showing life in the town during the Roman occupation
of the island. For further information their address is;
Monograph Museum of Pollensa
Sant Jaume, 32
Telephone: +34 971 547 004
Although much smaller, and less well known than the S'Albufera wetlands between Alcudia and Playa de Muro, Pollensa's own Albufereta Nature Reserve covers a surface area of more than 150 hectares and includes canals, lakes and reed beds. Albufereta is of special interest for bird lovers, with almost two hundred species nesting or feeding in the area, and this is why it has been afforded special environmental protection.
Regular bus and boat trips run from the resort north to the nearby Cap de Formentor, which is a little over 12 miles further up the coast. From the lighthouse at the very tip it is claimed that on a clear day you can see the nearby island of Menorca. The cheapest way is by the water taxi which runs on the hour from 10:00 to 15:00 each day at a cost of around 7.50 euro for adults and 3.75 euro for children for the return journey, also more leisurely half day trips run either around the bay, or up to Cap de Formentor at a cost of around 17.50 euro for adults and 8.75 euro for children, but either way you'll still get an ample opportunity to stare at Robbie Williams' Villa on the way.
If you do want to get out of the resort and into the Serra de Tramuntana mountains that surround the town,
it is worth considering bicycle hire from Maria's Bicycles in Puerto Pollensa. Newly transferred into British
ownership, they offer the hire of both road and mountain bikes, and also organise day excursions complete
with maps, guides and packed lunches. They are open weekdays from 8am to 1pm and again from 5pm to 8pm,
and Sundays from 8am to 1pm. You'll find them near the new pharmacy in town, just off the Calle Juan XXIII.
Full contact details are:
Calle Roger De Flor 12
Telephone: +34 971 864 336
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