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La Patrona & Other Festivals on Puerto Pollensa
¡Hola de Mallorca!
Right now in our northern town of Pollensa, it’s one of our favorite times of year — La Patrona!
What is La Patrona, you ask?
La Patrona is a festival celebrating the ancient civic and religious roots of our region. Every year, at the end of July and the beginning of August, we remember the battle between the invading Moorish pirates and the Christians of our town.
Long ago, on the 30th of May in 1550, the Moorish leader Dragut led his pirates into the town of Pollensa. Intruding into the Plaça de l’Almoina, the pirates threatened the townspeople, but Joan Mas, the leader of the Pollençan people invoked the Virgin Mary, and ultimately, the people of Pollensa won the battle.
Today, we celebrate this battle on August 2nd, which is the day of the patron saint “Mare de Déu dels Àngels.” The battle is commemorated with a mock battle in which current townspeople reenact the clash, starting at the Plaça de l’Almoina and fighting down the main street, Carrer Major. They finally end with an extravagant capture of the pirate flag by the Christians at the Ca n’Escarrinxo field.
Other Festivities in Pollensa
The mock battle of La Patrona is a must-see event if you’re on the island. And of course, surrounding the August 2nd battle, you’ll also find lots of other fun things to do at the festival as well, including activities for kids, concerts, all night parties, markets, sporting exhibitions and demonstrations, and much more.
But if you can’t make it for La Patrona, don’t worry. We have many other festivals going on year-round, including the Pollensa Music Festival (also in the summer), Semana Santa (a celebration of Easter week), the Fiesta of Saint Anthony in January, and many more. Check out our events calendar for more information.
Booking Your Stay on the Island
If you’re here for the festival or just on the island for a holiday, as you make your arrangements, remember that there’s no other place to stay than in one of our very own Hoposa Hotels.
Everything you need on your holiday is here at your local Hoposa Hotel. We have over 3 decades of experience welcoming guests to our region and making sure they have a wonderful time. This experience in hospitality has given us great insight into what vacationers are looking for — and we provide it!
Choose from our Puerto Pollensa hotels (Hotel Daina and Hotel Uyal are favorites!), or if you’re on other parts of the island, we can accommodate you there as well! We have multiple locations to meet your needs.
Whether you’re in Pollensa or elsewhere on Mallorca, we’ve got something for everyone at Hoposa Hotels, and we’d would love to welcome you for a festival, a holiday, or just a relaxing weekend getaway. Book your stay today!