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“puig de maria”
Review of Puig de Pollenca

Puig de Pollenca
Ranked #3 of 31 things to do in Pollenca
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: A medieval chapel and watchtower overlooking the city below.
Leeds, United Kingdom
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“puig de maria”
Reviewed January 26, 2014

second visit to puig it was well worth a second visit a point of interest is if you dont know you will not find puig de pollenca all the signs in pollenca are signs saying maria hope this helps another interesting point to look for is in the chapel it is the statue of the MADONA every 50 years it is taken out of the chapel and paraded around all the streets of pollenca and cala san vicenc a very rare sight seen it once it was it was very moving

Visited October 2013
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“Puig de Pollenca - hidden gem, off the beaten track”
Reviewed November 29, 2013

Over six years of visiting Mallorca and standing with camera in hand on the odd hill or two the view out over the Bay of Pollenca is just the best. Back to the start. The walk looks innocuous from the main road, but is pretty vertical through a series of switch back turns on a well made road. Peaking out at a little of 200 metres the small monastery was a welcome site on a hot August day. The chapel was a delight to walk around and there is a small café with peculiar opening times. Make your way to the left of the chapel in the main photo and you will be rewarded with a vista that is a truly spectacular. The walk back down needless to say is a tadge easier.

Visited December 2012
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“Just a super(steep) walk to a lovely monastery”
Reviewed October 15, 2013

We walked from Pollenca main street having used the local bus from PP(E1.5)It's just over 1000 feet so don't attempt this(on a hot day) unless you are fairly fit and take some water.
The views are great and with the 42 hairpin turns you get to see in all directions. The last 200 feet are on cobbled and at times uneven stones requiring care more on way down than up.
The monastery is well worth the visit with an interesting layout and a variety of view points over the Bay
The café is superb--expecting the usual hiked(sorry) prices for drinks and eats as the sole provider, we were pleased to find them cheaper!! and of good quality
Don't cheat and drive up 800 feet the walk is worth it!

Visited October 2013
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“Puig De Maria Monastery, Pollenca”
Reviewed October 8, 2013

Yes this is different to the 365 steps which is in the town of Pollensa.

If you like a very steep climb up a mountain, this is for you. Parking is either right at the bottom of the main road or you can drive half way up and park but wouldn't recommend driving any further as the road is very steep, hairpin bends with no protection and not many places you could leave your car.

The walk up is steep and slippery especially when you get onto the cobbled road (dating back to the 17th century). The views when you do get to the Monastery are amazing and well worth the climb. There is a snack bar and toilets there but I would suggest taking some water with you as it's a good hour's climb to the top (well with my legs it was!!).

Wearing trainers or sturdy shoes would be a very good idea as I only had sandals on and it was pretty hair raising on the walk down (slipping and sliding on the cobbles - Torvill and Dean had nothing on me!!). I was glad my partner was with me so he could help me from skating all the way down. I would not recommend doing the climb up to Puig De Maria when it's really hot but if you do manage it, the views everywhere from there are great.

Visited September 2013
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Hockley, United Kingdom
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“This is the mountain climb Puig de Maria not the 365 steps in the town”
Reviewed September 29, 2013

There seems to be some confusion on the trip advisor site of what this is. This is the big hill /small mountain you can walk up to the old monastery/convent on the top. It is not the 365 steps which is called Calvari and is based in the North West of the town.
This is on the opposite side of the road to the town of Pollensa across the main road and is sign posted 'Puig de Maria'. You can turn off the road and drive up a lot of the way if you wish- you come to a very tight left hairpin bend when the road changes from tarmac to very rough concrete and there is a red triangle warning sign with an upright black line in it. Most people park here thinking you cannot go up further (as we did!) but there is actually a parking area further up on a right hairpin bend or all the way up until the cobbles start there are areas where you can just squeeze a car in. If needed for the less able you could drive up to the cobbles and drop anyone off but it is still a good 15 minutes steep walk from there (not 10 as the sign says!) Anyway we walked up -it takes about 45 minutes from the bottom if you aren't fit!! but is well worth the effort-views are amazing. There are museum exhibits and a café at the top selling cold drinks and ice creams! Best to do this early in the day- the walking side of the mountain is in shade until then.

Visited September 2013
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