Alcudia, a paradise for lovers of culture, history and nature, a place you will always want to return to!
With over 20,000 residents, it is one of the most popular destinations on the island, and with good reason! Alcudia is located on the north coast of Mallorca, and in addition to its stunning beach of crystal clear water and white sand, one of the best in Mallorca by the way, it has a rich history dating back to Roman times.
The old town is a real historical and cultural treasure. The Roman city walls, which date back to the 14th century, are a must-see as it is considered one of the best-preserved medieval fortifications in Spain. Walking through the cobblestone streets of the city, visiting its churches, the market square and many other architectural gems that tell the story of this city over the centuries is absolutely magical. Nature lovers will find another treasure in Alcudia: the Albufera Natural Park. A place full of wildlife, which includes a wide variety of species and other animals living in their natural habitat.
Must-see places in Alcudia
If one of your plans for this year is to travel to Mallorca and, specifically, to stay on the north coast of the island, you should know that there are certain places you should definitely visit.
From its stunning beaches to its historic city walls and delicious gastronomy, there is something for all tastes and preferences. This post is for you!
Alcudia Old Town
Are you an absolute lover of medieval culture and history? Then you cannot miss a visit to this incredible old town. I will only tell you that this coastal town, Alcudia, was declared a Historic-Artistic Site a few years ago, as well as being considered one of the most beautiful towns in Spain.
The best way to explore the historic centre is by walking, as this is the way to discover every nook and cranny of this beautiful medieval city.
Once you arrive in the old town, you’ll find yourself surrounded by impressive walls and gates that lead you through a maze of cobbled streets and charming squares. We recommend you start your visit in the Plaza de la Constitución and enjoy the lively and welcoming atmosphere.
There are three cobbled streets that should not be missed on your walk through the historic centre of Alcudia: Calle Mayor, a street that runs through the historic centre of Alcudia; Calle de la Roca, a street that starts near the Puerta del Muelle and, finally, Carrer de Sant Jaume, which starts at the church that bears its name and which we will talk about below.
Alcudia City Walls
The majestic walls of Alcudia are one of the island’s most impressive architectural wonders. Measuring 1.5 kilometres in length, these imposing medieval fortifications are a testament to the town’s rich history and a reminder of its strategic importance in the Middle Ages.
Built in the 14th century, the walls surround the entire old quarter of the city, forming a defensive perimeter with five gates: Porta del Moll, de Xara, de Sant Sebastià, de Palma and de Mallorca.
From the walls you can enjoy a magnificent panoramic view of the city and the Serra de Tramuntana mountain range. In addition, this historical and cultural treasure is the setting for numerous cultural events and festivals, such as the Sant Jaume festival, held every year in July.
Markets of Alcudia
Don’t you know what street markets are? If you are a lover of shopping and local gastronomy you are going to love this plan.
The markets in Mallorca are a real treasure, the most popular and famous market in Alcudia is the one held on Sundays in the historic centre. Here you can find a variety of local and artisan products, such as jewellery, clothes, footwear, ceramics, fruit, sausages…
However, the one held on Tuesdays in Puerto de Alcudia is just as lovely as the one held on Sundays, although somewhat smaller.
In addition to these weekly markets, there are other medieval markets that are held temporarily depending on the time of year.
We assure you that this is a unique experience that you will love, let yourself be surprised by the local life in Alcudia!
Sant Jaume Churches
Built in the 14th century, the Church of Sant Jaume is intimately linked to the origins of the city. It is a church with a long and unique architectural legacy.
It is the ideal place to visit for lovers of history and religious architecture. At the end of the 19th century, after the collapse of the roof, the current church was built in neo-Gothic style. Inside, the Chapel of Sant Crist, a Baroque jewel added to the church, is one of the main attractions.
Albufera Natural Park
With an extension of 2,500 hectares, it is one of the most valuable and impressive natural spaces in Mallorca.
The park is a haven of peace and tranquillity, a place where you can disconnect from the city and connect with nature in all its splendour. Let yourself be surprised by the ideal nature of Mallorca!
Nord Villas Pollensa
At Nord Villas Pollensa, we specialize in offering a wide variety of holiday homes in the north of the island, from small and cosy houses to spacious and luxurious fincas with all the comforts you need.
If you are travelling with family or friends, we recommend our larger properties that allow you to enjoy the peace and comfort you need. On the other hand, if you are travelling as a couple, on our website Nord Villas Pollensa you can enjoy the intimacy you need on your holidays with smaller and cosier accommodations.
We are at your disposal to help you find the perfect villa for you. Renting a villa in Mallorca will be very easy with Nord Villas Pollensa.
We are looking forward to seeing you!