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“Good exercise” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Calvario

Calvario
Pollenca, Majorca, Spain
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Ranked #47 of 238 attractions in Majorca
Type: Historic Sites
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Owner description: A medieval hermitage holding a mysterious crucifix, rumored to have appeared at the site by a miracle.
Northampton, United Kingdom
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“Good exercise”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

This is great exercise for young and old - as long as you are fit! The steps gradually get bigger as you climb so there is no danger of toppling down. The views at the top are great. On the way down, there are a number of little shops which are well worth a visit.

Visited August 2013
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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“great views from the top”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013

it is worth the climb up the steps just for the view a great time to visit is semana santa (easter) on good friday night outside the chapel at the top there is a large cross erected where the cruxifiction is re-enacted then a torch lit journey all down the 365 steps takes place to the church at the top of plaza major where a service takes place when we visited there were hundreds of people there a great thing was at the bottom of the calvario steps two large screens were erected so we had a great view what was going on at the top of the steps it was well worth the visit

Visited March 2013
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Cork
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“Don't miss it, its lovely”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2013 via mobile

I have visited he area many times before but never stopped off in Pollensa itself - what a shame. The town is fabulous, all cobbled streets, old squares, interesting sights and great shops and restaurants. And you will see the Calvario, a 365 step mount right in the town centre - its a must. The climb is not exactly tough, but its not easy either and you may need to take a breather en route. The view from the top is wonderful. Take the climb in the morning or evening and reward yourself afterwards with a cooling drink in the town after you descend.

Visited July 2013
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Manchester,
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“Great views”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2013

Each time we come to the area we always have to walk to the top at least once - great views. Lovely houses and flowers on the way up. We were disappointed not to see the "Guitar man" this year - he has been there every time we have walked the steps.

Visited June 2013
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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“Don't miss it”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2013

If you are in the area don't miss a visit to the old town of Pollenca. Sunday is market day and the narrow streets and large squares are bustling with visitors. The walk up the 365? Cavario steps is lovely. Quaint houses, picturesque flowers and vegetation, great views and a man playing a guitar near the top (The same tune for years). Visit the little church at the summit and cool down in it's quiet interior. Views from the top are spectacular and you would regret not making the effort.

Visited June 2013
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