Pollença is a municipality and coastal town in Majorca cataloged as Most beautiful town in Spainwhich also has the beautiful Puerto de Pollença, Formentorand numerous coves and beaches such as the popular Cala San Vicente. The historic center has a great beauty that can be seen in its narrow streets and Majorcan houses. The Plaza Mayor is the nerve center of this municipality where the market is organized every Sunday and where you will find cafes and restaurants with typical dishes of Majorcan cuisine. The parish of the Mare de Déu del Àngels, its patron saint, is also located here. But, without a doubt, the most iconic place in Pollença is El Calvario and its 365 steps that represent each day of the year. Going up them you will reach the hermitage and the viewpoint that are located on Mount Calvario from where you will enjoy the best panoramic views. Another point of interest that you have to see in the town is the convent of Santo Domingo and its cloister that hosts festivals, concerts and the Wine Fair as well as housing the Museum of Pollença>with paintings and archaeological pieces by various artists.
The Plaza Mayor de Pollença is the nerve center of this municipality located in the north of Mallorca. In this square the Sunday market of fruits, vegetables, plants, clothes and accessories is organized, which extends through the surrounding alleys. Here you will find restaurants, bars and cafes and the Church of the Mare de Déu dels Àngels, patron saint of Pollença.
El Calvario or Calvari, in Mallorcan, is the most emblematic place in Pollença, a municipality located in the northeast of Mallorca. El Calvari is a hill made up of a stairway made up of 365 steps, one for each day of the year, flanked by cypresses and fourteen three-meter-high Christian crosses, recalling the suffering (calvary) of Jesus Christ while climbing Mount Golgotha where, according to Christian tradition, he was crucified. Climbing all the steps, you will reach the top of the mountain where the small church of El Calvari and the viewpoint with the best panoramic views of Pollença are located. One of the jewels inside the small hermitage is the 14th-century sculptural image of Jesus Christ and the Virgin Mary at his feet, which, according to legend, was found in Cala Sant Vicenç, a famous cove in Pollença.
Mount Calvary is very important for the inhabitants of Pollença who, in memory of the Calvary of Jesus Christ, every Good Friday celebrate the "Davallament" (detachment from the cross), one of the acts most important and recognized of the Mallorcan Holy Week. This act consists of lowering a carving of Christ of great historical value from the cross and carrying it in procession up the tortuous staircase to the Church of the Virgen de los Ángeles, patron saint of Pollença. This ritual is carried out with strict respect, in complete silence and illuminated only by the light of the torches that the brothers carry with them.
The Church of Calvario is located on the top of the hill of the same name, in Pollença, in the north of Mallorca. It consists of a small oratory that houses in its interior a sculptural group of Jesus Christ and the Virgin Mary at his feet, of great historical value since it dates from the 14th century. Outside the small church we find a privileged environment with fantastic views of the entire municipality. To reach this oratory it is necessary to climb the El Calvari (El Calvario) staircase, which consists of 365 steps, one for each day of the year.
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