Calvario

Calvario, Majorca: Address, Calvario Reviews: 4.5/5

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A medieval hermitage holding a mysterious crucifix, rumored to have appeared at the site by a miracle.
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Ocatal
Barcelona, Spain43 contributions
Family
Actually we didn't expect a lot, but as we are staying nearby decided to go. We parked just at the entrance of the town and walked in the casco antiguo. It was correct decision, as not a lot of parking space by stairs and we saw few cars being fined for the parking. There is no possibility of not finding the stairs. The typical spanish pueblo of middle ages, nice shops and plenty of different restaurants. Cosy and calm. Stairs are easy to go up, as it's very wide. My 3 and 6 years old kids reached the top without any troubles. Just guess it's more difficult during the summer heat.
Written December 25, 2015
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GabrielleBurnie
Bury St. Edmunds, UK175 contributions
A lovely set of steps up to a church. Originally there were 365 but more were added at the base. They are comfortably wide and not deep so it is quite easy to climb - with plenty of stopping places if you need a breather. Lovely views from the top of both the town below and the surrounding hills. We had a beautifully clear day and combined the walk up the steps with a visit to the Sunday Market which was also lovely. There is a small snack shop at the top ( fizzy drinks, croissants, crisis, sweets) but it does not sell any actual "food". Plenty of cafes at the base of the steps though. The guitar playing man was still there when we visited (Oct 2014)
Written October 21, 2014
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Helen Barlow
Dinas Mawddwy, UK4 contributions
A nice walk up the steps, with a sweeping panoramic view to admire from the top! Very small chapel at the top, with a cafe and some lovely music from a man playing the guitar to welcome you!
Written September 12, 2014
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Gone Wild 2020
Northamptonshire, UK99 contributions
Family
After climbing to the top of the 365 steps we decided to have ice cold soft drinks & ice cream sat outside the small cafe next to the church.
3 tables, chairs with parasols & the relief from the heat was welcome.
It appears the lovely couple who look after the church run the cafe too, there’s information leaflets/booklets inside the cafe about the church.
The kind man also let us use their toilet facilities which we’re grateful for.
The little church is worth a look inside, the paintings on the wall & the alter are lovely. It’s a lovely peaceful church to sit in and have some quiet thoughts.
Tea lights inside to also light for a small fee at the alter.
Sturdy footwear a must for the steps as even in hot weather we found them to be slippery on the way down.
P.S: no shame in stopping several times on the ascent up the steps.
Written August 11, 2022
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Karina T
8 contributions
Friends
I give two stars because near the church there is a cafe where a very rude person works. I could not expect such an attitude to customer. Let me tell you the story from the beginning. I wanted to go to the church and to lighten several candles for the health of my family. This is a difficult time in my life hence my friends were waiting for me while I’m praying. After that I decided to spend some more time near the church and I went to small cafe on the left side. I took my coffee and I asked my boyfriend and friend to wait for me till I drink it. As they didn’t take anything owner raised his voice and asked them to leave immediately. After I told that how he imagines that I should sit alone, he asked me also to leave, if I disagree. Of course I told that I don’t like such an attitude to customer, and he started shouting at me telling “leave now, I’m closing this place” To sum up, I couldn’t finish my coffee even and we didn’t spend there more than two minutes. What is interesting there were no people around and I was the only customer at this place. Discourage you from ordering sth there. Such people shouldn’t be allowed to work near the church.
Written July 22, 2021
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Alma N
Manchester, UK4 contributions
Couples
This is a great experience, as everyone says, and I have walked up these steps several times now. Sadly this year, I had my purse stolen from by bag just as I had come down the 365 steps. Just as I stopped by the first stall my purse was taken from inside my bag. How they did it, I will never know, but they did. So enjoy the steps and the market but watch your bag.
Written September 10, 2014
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Jospar
London, UK13 contributions
Solo
Its hard work up the steps to this chapel, but one that I for one was willing to make. It's not the prettiest church on the planet, but it gives you a tiny, tiny taste of what the pain of carring a cross would be like.
also visit the friendly bar next door, it seems to be able to fill an extraordinary number of requests. Plus it has a cat who in cat terms is ancient 9 years old, so how many lives has it still got.
Written July 25, 2014
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Trish36
Newcastle upon Tyne, UK544 contributions
Couples
We are so glad we checked this site out before visiting the old town of Pollenca or we would have really missed out. We were staying in Puerto Pollenca so caught the bus from the bus station for the easy (and cheap - 6 euros for 2 returns) 15 minute journey and boy was it worth it. We were determined to climb the steps (all 401 of them actually), it didn't take us too long and as previous reviewers have said, such a beautiful view from the top and we rewarded ourselves with a lovely cold drink. Do not miss this attraction, you will regret it if you do. I would love to go back at Easter to see the enactment of the crucifixion.
Written June 16, 2014
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Kinderscout2001
Maidenhead, United Kingdom29 contributions
365 steps does not seem very many but they are uphill and gradually get steeper. Do give in because the views from the top are fantastic. As well as the views there is a church at the top and a small kiosk selling drinks. Stay determined, it's worth it.
Written March 9, 2016
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Amy J
York, UK18 contributions
Friends
Climbed the 365 steps which provided stunning views of the mountains and coasts. Nice trinket shops near the bottom of the steps, and pretty houses all the way along. There is a cafe at the top if you require refreshment!
Written September 18, 2015
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