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Calvari Grant for Pollença

Since the beautiful Sierra Tramuntana area in the north west of Mallorca was declared a World Heritage Site

Since the beautiful Sierra Tramuntana area in the north west of Mallorca was declared a World Heritage Site, grant money has been available to preserve, protect and promote it.

It looks like the town, not the more well known resort, of Pollença will be the first to benefit from this money as it has applied for €245,000 to repair one of the most famous landmark parts of
the town, the Calvari steps.

The 365 steps lead up to a small 'hermitage' above the town and are one of the most visited attractions in Pollença, especially on Good Friday when a re-enactment of the crucifiction takes place at
the top, and the body of Christ is borne down the steps as night falls.

It's envisaged that the work will all have been completed by the end of June this year, just in time for the main summer season. If you do go to see the steps, there are little shops and bars along
the way up to the top, so take a breather and don't try to climb all 365 in one go!

Footnote: one of the bars at the bottom of the steps is called Mazanas y Peras – apples and pears in English - which is used in Cockney rhyming slang to mean stairs! I wonder if it was deliberately
called that?