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Alcudia Travel Guide: 48 reviews and 113 photos

Alcúdia is a small town in north part of Mallorca island between the bays of Alcudia and Pollença, 58km from Palma de Mallorca, 11km from Pollenca, 25km from Inca, 33km from Arta.

Most of the visitors prefer the Port d'Alcúdia (3km away from Alcudia) because of the long beach of course, in our days it is a major summer resort with lots of hotels and numerous restaurants around the marina, very popular among families that prefer this area as a base for their holidays.

The truth is that we spent our time in the old town of Alcudia which is surrounded by the old medieval walls from 14th century! The picturesque alleys, 2 medieval gates, some small museums, a nice church, a bull ring from 19th century and remains of an old roman town (including a roman amphitheatre from 1st century BC) are some attractions for the visitor, enough to keep you busy for some hours. There are also numerous small cafes and restaurants.

History:

The area was inhabited since prehistoric times although for the first organized community we have to go Phoenicians. Romans (during the first century AD) created Pollentia that was as the capital of the island. Vandals destroyed the town during 5th century and 3 centuries later it was rebuilt by Moors that named it with the arabic name Al Cudia (on the hill).

Then the christians arrived (Jaume I liberated the island) and built the circuit of walls around the town although they used many stones from old roman buildings, the first wall dates from 14th century but there was a second wall added during 17th century.

Tourism arrived in Alcudia in the 70s but it was after 1985 when the construction booming at Port d’Alcudia that brought massive groups of tourists.

  • Last visit to Alcudia: May 2012
  • Intro Updated Jun 26, 2012
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  • Nemorino's Profile Photo
    Jun 7, 2014 at 4:16 AM

    Nice photos of the Old Town and the city walls and gates.

    • mindcrime's Profile Photo
      Jun 9, 2014 at 8:45 AM

      I love those medieval spanish town, even better when I can find them on an island that most people go for the beach/sun/coctails :)

  • Aitana's Profile Photo
    Jun 17, 2012 at 6:02 AM

    I love your pictures of Sant Jaume church! Nice page here too.

  • liliana91's Profile Photo
    Jun 17, 2012 at 3:55 AM

    I love this page, this place looks so relaxing, and so quiet.. very good reviews! Bravo!

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