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Visit or behold this amazing old fortress and parish church of Pollença
This amazing church of Pollença is the best example of the Knights Templars dominance of Mallorca. The area of Pollença, was given to the order by king Jaime I, just after the Christian reconquest of Mallorca.
The church is built in a Baroque style, with Greek-Roman ornamentation.
The big bell tower of the church, was actually first added during the 15th century, when it was built as a part of the extensive watchtower network around the island.
Inside the church, notice the Barouque altarpiece from 1754 that was moved here from the local monastery of monte Sion during the expulsion of the Jesuits in 1767.
Another fascinating treasure inside the church, are the 14 paintings of the “Way of the Cross”, painted by the artists Atilio Boveri (Argentina), Eugen Massgraber (Germany) and Joaquín Tudela (Spain), in the beginning of the 20th century.
The church is impressive on the inside as it is from the outside. You should enjoy a refreshment at one of the many small restaurants and bars at the central square of Pollenca old town, while you admire this enormous and impressive construction in the middle.
How to get to the church
Pollença belongs to the most charming and at the same time, vibrant towns in the Tramuntana range. The area is home to a great diversity of species, breathtaking natural areas, vantage points and historical landmarks and points of interest, all waiting to be discovered by you. Pollença is also home to a wide variety of restaurants and bars, creating a vibrant ambience in the rustic narrow streets of the old town. As a travel destination, Pollença is suited for most people, however, if you are traveling with children, the beach area of Port de Pollença is a far better choice.
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