Alcudia is a small town of 20,000 inhabitants located north of the island of Mallorca, 57 km to the capital of Palma de Mallorca. The town is located on a small peninsula of 65 km2 between Bahía de Pollensa and Bahía de Alcudia, forming one of the most beautiful and magical corners of the island.
Discovering the historic centre of Alcudia
In every corner of Alcudia breathes history, as we will find remains of Roman cities, Templar walls, castles and many historical buildings scattered throughout the municipality.
This territory was formerly inhabited by different civilizations that have left their mark over the centuries such as the Phoenicians, Greeks and Romans, but the name of Alcudia has its origins in the Muslim settlement Al-Qudya. King James I, after conquering the island, divided it into eight parts of which one was Alcudia, which remained in the hands of the Templars. Later, King James IIbuilt much of the walls as we know it today, as well as a church and various historical monuments that have survived until today.
Inside the imposing walls is a fabulous medieval old town featuring a pedestrian path, with many historical monuments and examples of stately homes that have preserved its charm. It is also the perfect place to lose loitering and enjoy many souvenir shops and nice restaurants.
You can access the city by one of two ancient doors of the wall declared national monument, such as the Porta del Moll and the door of Mallorca. On the door of the Moll will still see a part of the old lift gate which allowed the passage to the city, and the gate of Mallorca are the two towers linked by a large arch.
A recommended visit is the beautiful church of Sant Jaume that originally was integrated into the same wall and part of the surveillance of the city. This church is nothing more than a reconstruction made in the 19th century former Church fortress which was completely destroyed. Next to it you will see the chapel of Sant Christ which is also worth visiting.
Enjoy Puerto de Alcudia
Two kilometers from the city center we find the Puerto de Alcudia port, a large modern resort and marina with over 750 moorings, situated in Bahía de Alcudia. Is considered one of the most important ports of the island, in it you can enjoy a pleasant walk, we will find countless establishments and a wide range of leisure activities, water sports, restaurants and shops.
Beaches of Alcudia
The 30 kilometers of coastline of Alcudia hold 20 idyllic coves and beaches, many of them are white sand beaches and turquoise waters, often with palms and pines that create landscapes magazine. We highlight Playa de Alcudia, la Playa s’Illot, la Playa de Sant Joan, la Playa de Sant Pere and la Playa de Muro.
Turismo activo en Alcudia
Nature lovers will find in Alcudia one of the richest natural areas of the island with numerous protected areas. Reserva Natural de S’Albufereta, just 4 km from Alcudia, is one of the most important wetlands in the Balearic with many bird species, marshes and many kilometers of dunes. We can also enjoy the protected area of Puig de Sant Marti which has become in recent years a destination for hikers, walkers and people practicing different mountain sports due to its large number and quality of its routes. And finally, we find Parque Natural de la Victoria separating Bahía de Pollensa and Bahía de Alcudia formed by cliffs and wild pebble beaches that form a protected area of high environmental value.