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The beautiful Balearics
Mallorca and Menorca have long been popular with tourists, but if you think it’s just bucket ‘n’ spade delights, think again. Mallorca’s capital, Palma de Mallorca, has a fascinating history, and the island’s varied landscape includes rugged mountains and a rural interior little-touched by tourism. Boutique hotels, delicious paella, and peaceful villages show there’s much more than the islands' beaches. The likes of Magaluf still supply cheap thrills, but in quiet corners of Menorca or Mallorca’s Tramuntana mountains, it all seems ages away.
Puig de Pollenca
Puig de Pollenca
Famous The view is worth the journey
The view is worth the journeyStay.com Editors' Note
The view from the top of Puig de Pollenca is described as being breathtaking. There is a track winding up the mountain and inclining to the summit. Trees provide much shade and there are places to sit for those who decide to take a break.
Tourists recorded that it takes about 50 minutes to complete the walk and to climb at your own risk. The gravel path during the last 20 minutes of the hike is best attempted with a good pair of shoes.
Once at top, visitors will find a chapel on the hill that was built in 1348 and later joined by a monastery and a defense tower. The church has a basilica-style layout—vaulted ceilings, pointed arches and lateral chapels. Tourist will also find a small museum and a restaurant in the old monastery with wonderful home-cooked meals. The Puig de Pollenca is a great journey to understanding part of the history of Mallorca.
Puig de Pollenca, Pollenca, Spain, Mallorca