Pollentia (Catalan: Pol·lèntia) was a Roman city founded by Quintus Caecilius Metellus Balearicus in the present city of Alcúdia, in the year 123 BC.Wikipedia
Pollença in Spain offers a unique experience to travellers. The nearest major city to Pollença is Palma De Mallorca. Attractions in Palma De Mallorca include Le Seu Cathedral, Bellver Castle, Palma Aquarium. Also, to reach Pollença, you'll have to take a flight to Palma De Mallorca; so its not really a detour. And even if it is, the city is worth paying at least a quick visit. Popular vacation packages of Pollença are of 1-2 days.
Yes,it is that simple really! Enjoy your trip! Keep travelling!