Just because the lush and lush city of Alcudia is only 24 square miles (60 square kilometers) which has no influence on how many of these beautiful ports and ancient cities in the lower islands, can offer holiday makers.
You can find it, as the Romans did, in northern Mallorca about an hour or so from Mallorca, the capital city of Palma. Of course it doesn’t have drunken Magaluf nightlife – fortunately. Instead it is home to beautiful landscapes, lots of heritage (history books cite Bronze Age populations), beautiful family-friendly beaches and sensational art destinations that call for discoveries.
Explore the old city of Alcudia
The Moors arrived there in the 9th century and lived for 300 years. They named this ancient hilltop city “Al-Qudya” which means hill in Arabic.
They were defeated by King James I in 1298. But King James II designed the quadrangle-shaped fortress of the 14th century. The 6m high walls are still intact and make beautiful walks giving a rooftop rooftop and private terrace. 1.5 km in length is decorated with 26 towers and two gates – Porta de Xara and Porta de Mallorca – which have been declared as National Monuments.
Medieval wall in the Old City
They almost surrounded the dense old city whose ancient winding streets were surrounded by sandstone architecture that looked most beautiful in the golden afternoon sun. Inside there are various old-fashioned shops and restaurants.
Ajuntament d’Alcúdia (City Hall) in the area of Calle Mayor
You are bound to pass the white whitish Ajuntament d’AAlcúdia (City Hall) and its beautiful golden clock tower in the Calle Mayor area.
Alcudia has a family-friendly beach
Alcudia has an unusually wide soft sandy beach on the Platja d’Alcúdia and is one of the longest on the island. This is ideal for young families because the beaches around here have convincing shallow waters, especially by Playa De Muro. But it also offers hidden coves and impressive cliffs that feature 14 km along the journey to Can Picafort. For children, there is a fun themed water park on the water’s edge, go-karts, and crazy golf.
Roman city of Ciudad de Pollentia
Located close to the Bahía de Pollensa and Bahía de Alcudia, and close to the old city of Alcudia are the remains of the Roman capital of the Balearic Islands. It was called Ciudad de Pollentia (which means city of power, a name that gives insight into how the Romans viewed themselves).
It has been years of excavation to uncover extraordinary ruins covering 12 hectares from the 1st century BC. Most are easy to distinguish and each segment has an information board to help juices the imagination bring up a visual of …