Cala Barques

Northern Mallorca

The westernmost and first of Cala Sant Vicenç's beaches, Cala Barques, is sandy until you hit the water, when you have to pick your way over rocks to reach submersion depth.

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1. Cala Clara

0.08 MILES

Pretty Cala Clara is small and perfectly formed, around 30m wide with clear, shallow, minty-blue water.

2. Cala Molins

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The biggest and busiest of Cala Sant Vicenç's four beaches, with rows of parasols on a deep sandy strand, easygoing access into the shimmering pale…

3. Cala Carbó

0.33 MILES

Around the headland to the east, Cala Carbó is the smallest and least visited of Cala Sant Vicenç's beaches.

4. Mirador de Sa Creueta

3.17 MILES

This popular lookout 3km northeast of Port de Pollença gazes out over dizzying views along the ragged north coast.

5. Talaia d’Albercuix

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You can climb a couple of kilometres up a side road from the Mirador de Sa Creueta to the Talaia d’Albercuix watchtower (380m), built to warn of pirates…

6. Pont Romà

3.42 MILES

On the northern outskirts of town, this two-arched bridge originally dates to Roman days, although it was much restored in medieval times.

7. Oratori de Sant Jordi


Dedicated to St George, this lovely church dates to 1532 and contains a fine interior with a baroque altarpiece.

8. Casa-Museu Dionís Bennàssar

3.54 MILES

This museum, the former home of local artist Dionís Bennàssar (1904–67), hosts a permanent collection of his works. Downstairs are early etchings,…