Set in Pollenca Sqaure, Ca n’Olesa architecture is a fusion of Italian and Mallorquian styles with subtle lighting.
Pollença, is full of history, which started in the pre-talallotic episode, with Roman and Islamic influences.
The influences of so many cultures make Pollença a magnificent corner of the island of Mallorca. This is shown in its architecture in the lovely village, in which art is predominant.
Born in its streets were the historian Mateu Rotger and the musician Miquel Capllonch, possibly the most important author of classical music in Mallorca. Pollença’s streets have the highest number of galleries per capita. At the end of the century Pollença has produced good professionals such as Joan March, Joan Bennàssar and Susi Gómez.
Ca´n Olesa is situated in the Plaza Major (Main Square) in Pollença, which name derives from the Roman city of Pollentia, founded by the Consul Cecílio Metélo.
It is a restaurant where you can enjoy a good lunch or dinner whilst absorbing all the art, culture and history the square breathes. If you visit Ca’n Olesa between the 26th of July and the 2nd of August you can enjoy one of the most commemorated Fiestas of the island, the Feast of the ‘Patrona Mare de Déu de los Àngels’ (the Virgin of the Angels).
According to the history of the Pollença people, this Virgin helped them to the liberation of the women and children, who were kidnapped by the Moors in the Christian church. This is the most important occurrence ‘The Simulacrum of the Moors and the Christians’.
This simulacrum recalls the battle of the 30th of May of the year 1550, in which the Christians, headed by Joan Mas, achieved the victory over the pirates of Dragut.