Although I had originally planned to make this more a relaxing-oriented vacation break, I discovered that Mallorca has too many interesting and exciting spots to just spent the time on the beach and in restaurants. Therefore I used my time to travel around the island, and share some of my experiences as usual in my blog. Here is the first day (a little late due to time and problems with internet access in my vacation stay).

I started the first tour in Pollença, the historical unofficial capital of the Northern part of Mallorca. I followed a route along the interesting sights in the city, with the highlights being the stairs up to Puig del Calvari and the small but very nice museum Fundacio Dionís Bennàssar, a local expressionist painter. After that I went on to Port de Pollença, the associated coastal town where I walked around the beach and marina. From there I took the narrow and winding drive to Cap de Formentor, and stopped at various lookouts on the way. Next stop was Alcúdia, another historic town with a nice old town city centre and city wall; unfortunately the archeological exhibition with leftovers of ancient Romans is closed on Sundays. After another curvy and narrow driving experience to Ermita de la Victòria on the peninsula Victòria, I drove towards South along the mass tourism oriented platja de muro, finishing the day with an evening walk in Ca’n Pinafort.

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