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Plaça Major, Pollensa (Pollenca)

19th-century square with the local church

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Plaça Major, Pollensa (Pollenca)

This traditional town square is located in the heart of Pollença and is the centre of the town's social and commercial life.

The Plaça Major was built between 1854 and 1857 to create a gathering place for the locals when the number of inhabitants in Pollença was growing, as the old square 'Plaça Vella' became too small. It was constructed on the site of a cemetery.

The local parish church dedicated to the Mare Deu des Angels is located here. Originally built in 1236, it has been considerably changed throughout the centuries, especially during the 18th century.

This is also where the local market is celebrated every Sunday. There are a few cafes and restaurants with lively terraces on the square.

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Visitor comments

  • "This is a great place during the day to stop for a coffee of beer there are many restaurants and coffee shops. There is a real buzz around the place then in the evening it comes to live with the restaurants opening. There is street entertainment in the evening there was a magic act on one occasion." - Trip Advisor
  • "Lovely spot to watch the world go by at one of the many cafes in the square. Very busy on market day." - Trip Advisor
  • "Right in the centre of Pollenca, this square is surrounded by cafes and restaurants. In the evening people hang out and chat to each other and you can sit in a bar and watch the world go by. On Sunday the market there is buzzing." - Trip Advisor