Car: not necessary
Pollença is situated in the north of the island in a fertile valley surrounded by the 330m high mountain, 170m high and the Puig Maria Puig de Calvari. Today, the city lives mainly from tourism. It is also known as city of art and music. During the summer an internationally renowned music festival is held.
The central point of the old town with its narrow winding streets is the quiet Placa Major in the main church of Nostra Senyora Angles, dedicated to the Holy City.
Approx. 300m north west of the main square, the stairs leading to the 170 meter high Puig de Calvari up begins.
The rise of the Puig de Calvari is romantic, but sweaty. 365 stone steps lined with cypress trees lead up to the hermitage. Right next to the chapel, there is a café to relax with views over the city. Spectacular view of a platform is right next to the church across the valley to the sea.
Further out, about 1.5 km along the road to Palma, it goes up to the Puig de Santa Maria. The curvy and narrow road leads not approach to the monastery but ends before. There is also no parking, but only a few rest stops halfway. They should therefore be adjusted in any case on a long hike.
Only on Easter Monday, the locals flock to the Puig de Maria, to pay homage to the saint.