Museu de Pollença


This museum's star feature is the 17th-century baroque cloister of the Convent de Sant Domingo – a picture of tranquillity and poise – in which the museum is housed. At the entrance is a small collection of pottery, while upstairs awaits a superb collection of modern and contemporary art, where you can also find a bright Buddhist Kalachakra mandala created from coloured grains of sand, donated by the Dalai Lama to the town in 1990.

An explanation in English explains how the mandala was painstakingly created. Other exhibits include archaeological finds from the surrounding area and some Gothic altarpieces, housed in a separate room. Also part of the museum is the Església de la Mare de Déu del Roser.

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1. Església de la Mare de Déu del Roser

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Part of the Museu de Pollença, the Església de la Mere de Déu del Roser is a marvellous old and now-empty church whose space is used for art exhibitions…

3. Església de Monti-Sion

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With its imposing façade, this very handsome baroque church is located east of the base of the steps up Calvari and was built by the Jesuits in the late…

4. Museu Martí Vicenç

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A short way up the Calvari steps is the Museu Martí Vicenç. The weaver and artist Martí Vicenç Alemany (1926–95) bought this property, once part of a…

5. Casa-Museu Dionís Bennàssar

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

6. Oratori de Sant Jordi

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

7. Calvari

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They don't call it Calvari (Calvary) for nothing. Some pilgrims do it on their knees, but even just walking up the 365 cypress-lined steps from the town…

8. Pont Romà


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