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Engel Völkers Mallorca North
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Real Estate Agency for North Mallorca
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Pollensa Old Town has some of the most beautiful characterful homes, here is a little gem that you could put your own stamp on and create a stunning home............

http://www.mallorca-north.com/property/create-a-town-palace-in-pollensa-old-town-660237
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The new Mallorca North property catalogue is now out - pop by the office and pick up your copy- lots of properties to inspire you........
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Come and join in the fun of the San Antoni festival, one of the Norths most famous fiesta's

Pollensa’s most extraordinary fiesta: Sant Antoni
by Georgette Hayter
Spain in general is famous for its fiestas; crazy fiestas that is.  But running with bulls in Pamplona or throwing tomatoes in Buñol is nothing compared to what the Mallorquins get up to in January. Doctor’s orders for banishing those post-Christmas blues: a trip to Pollensa! On the 17th January, participate, albeit on the side lines, in one of the most famous fiestas of the year: Sant Antoni.
Celebrated as a reminder of Saint Anthony’s resistance to the Devil’s temptation, this fiesta is certainly varied; everything from climbing pine trees three stories high to bonfire displays to taking the pet canary to church for a blessing.
If you are around during the run up to this fiesta, you will notice large piles of earth appearing in the middle of the road around Pollensa, Puerto Pollensa and Sa Pobla, sometimes in Alcudia and other towns across the island too. The locals don’t pay much attention to them and just drive over them until little by little many side roads become impassable as giant bonfires emerge. In Sa Pobla, and in particular Pollensa they are truly spectacular with intricate and highly imaginative displays on top; papier-mâché figures, animals made from twisted iron, gruesome statues of the devil. At sunset on 16th January, the town hall council award the best of them with a prize. These bonfires are usually organised by and set up outside a local bar that then, as evening sets in, set alight to the massive structure, which blazes hard enough to almost singe the shutters of the surrounding properties along Pollensa’s narrow streets. For a very modest fee, you can purchase a cup of wine and a piece of local sausage - sobrassada picante (spicy) or dulce (sweet) or butifarrón (black pudding), find yourself a twig and make yourself a delicious barbecued sandwich whilst warming yourself by the fire.
Should you decide to party on through the night with the locals, be sure to try a shot of the islands produced Mezclat or Hierbas.  The locals will keep you entertained with folk songs which are sung accompanied by the percussion instrument ximbomba, a drum with a long thin wooden stick coming out of the centre of the skin which is rubbed with wet hands causing a unique sound.
At 10am on the morning of the 17th January, you are invited to take your pet to church to be blessed by the local priest as it is the official day of Sant Antoni, patron Saint of animals. It is worth going just to see the truly spectacular sight of the townsfolk queuing up at the church door with everything from the family dog to pigs on leads, birds in cages, donkeys….
After a traditional mass service, many locals from Pollensa head off to the Castell del Rey in Ternelles in preparation for the weird and wonderful tradition of the Pujada del Pi- the climbing of the Pine tree. Right up there with the Pamplona bull running (another one of those fiestas which would definitely not be allowed back home) locals, usually in an inebriated state, drag a 20 metre pine tree which has been stripped of all branches and bark, by hand from the forest in Ternelles to the Plaza Vella, just off the main market square (usually arriving late afternoon). The tree is then greased up with fat and hoisted up by ropes, a process that takes an enormous amount of organisation and time. The crowds are present in the hundreds as the bravest (or craziest?) of locals attempt to climb the pine tree. No harnesses, no safety nets, no ropes….Surprisingly enough it is sometimes late evening before anyone reaches the top where the monetary reward does not come close to the sensation of having earned the respect of everyone in town. Puerto Pollensa also hold their own Pujada, locals travelling all the way to Formentor to collect their tree, dragging it back through the sea from the back of a boat before parading it around town and erecting it in the main square. The pine tree is left standing for a few more days – just in case you wish to have a go? 
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Or if it is a mountain villa you are searching for then this could be the one for you.............

http://www.mallorca-north.com/property/beautiful-mountain-villa-with-sea-views-639750
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A beautiful apartment in Puerto Pollensa, with sea views and just behind the Pine Walk..... who could resist........

http://www.mallorca-north.com/property/spacious-apartment-very-close-to-beach-642399
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A very pretty house in the Old Town of Pollensa, new to the market, would make a really lovely family home or holiday home...........

http://www.mallorca-north.com/property/super-family-home-in-the-heart-of-town-586539
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