We continue in Pollença. And after having visited the Oratory of Calvary, we continue with a visit to the special places that were part of the domains of the mythical Order of the Knights of the Temple.
Delivered to the Templars after its foundation in the 13th century, this church marked the point from which Pollença began to grow into one of the main villas of Mallorca.
This church was erected in 1236, but only four years later it was handed over to the Knights Templar, aboutwhom we spoke briefly in a previous article. King James I of Aragon granted them a large territory in the north of Mallorca, in recognition of the help he received from them during the Conquest of Mallorca back in 1229.
It was precisely around this church that Pollença was growing until it could be considered a village, concentrating the population around it little by little. During the Islamic era the population of the area lived scattered, so, at the end of the 13th century it became one of the main localities of the island.
As we usually see in such ancient constructions, this church of Mare de Déu dels Ángels has undergone important changes in its structure over the years. Until the eighteenth century it was a building of small dimensions, with the entrance facing Calvary, that is, on the opposite side to the current. In addition, from its original aspect only the first sections of the bell tower are preserved, which began to be built in 1470, although it did not reach its current height until 1921.
During your holidays, in order to take the most out of your stay at your favorite hotel in Mallorca, you have plenty of options with which to immerse yourself in the fascinating history of this boundless island.
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