Port de Pollensa now and then
Son Brull Boutique Hotel & Spa is located in Mallorca’s northern area. In addition to being one of the most beautiful areas of the island because of its spectacular landscape, the North of Mallorca is also where you’ll find some of the most historic and traditional Majorcan towns and villages.
That is the case of Pollensa and Alcudia, two towns marked by a long history of occupation and battles between Phoenicians and Greeks who inhabited them against vandals, Byzantines and Arabs before being conquered. Alcudia was established in the year 123 a.C. as a Roman settlement called Pollensa and in the center of the city you will see the only completely preserved defense wall of Mallorca.
Pollensa, on the other hand, was founded in 1229 by King Jaume I and its history is marked by the night of 30th to 31th May of 1550, when the Moorish troops of the pirate Dragut attacked the village. The battle resulted in the victory of the Christian militias, a victory that is celebrated to this day every year in the recreation of the battle between Moors and Christians.
On the other hand and another one of the most important local festivities, there is the day of the Patroness of Pollensa. It is celebrated every year on August, the 2nd, and is the most traditional festival in town, a day where Pollensa and its people seats white to welcome the virgin, ‘Nuestra Señora de los Àngeles’ and to defend the town from foreign attacks.
With all this history behind, it is not uncommon for the Port of Pollensa to also carry centuries of tradition. This port located in the north of Mallorca was an important Mediterranean port during the time of the Phoenicians, privileged situation which also was put to good use by the Egyptians, Carthaginians, Romans and Arabs. It should be noted that during Roman times, Pollentia (Pollensa) was the capital of the Balearic Islands.
Moving on to the 20th century, Pollensa and its port, like other important concentrations of population on the island, had a metamorphosis that changed the economic system of subsisting of the fruits and vegetables of the land and products of the sea to becoming one of the tourist epicenters of the island.
Today the Port of Pollensa is one of the most important sports and leisure marinas on the island, where in addition to enjoying a good dinner in front of the sea and a view of incomparable beauty, you can perform various water sports and activities. For all those spending their holiday in the north of the island, Puerto de Pollensa offers the possibility of kitesurfing, kayaking, windsurfing, diving, renting boats for hours and / or days, as well as guided excursions to the small coves which surround the port.
If you are looking forward to visiting Port de Pollensa and its surroundings any time soon, don’e hesitaste to aporreado our front desk, where we el be more than happy to offer you our best tips and advice to enjoy a cultural, sporting and leisure visit to this town steeped in history and tradition in the north of Mallorca.