Situated on the north east coast of Majorca, Alcudia is an authentic and traditional town that has maintained its Majorcan charm. Surrounded by 14th century walls, Alcudia was built two miles inland to help protect local inhabitants from the threat of pirate attacks.
Though pirates are no longer a threat, the walls remain a sign of Alcudia's history and are a great starting point to do any sightseeing. This town now thrives on the tourism industry, showcasing quaint and authentic shops and cafés behind the city walls.
Further towards the coast, the Port of Alcudia is home to one of the longest golden beaches in Majorca. This area, only a short distance from the Old Town of Alcudia, caters more to families looking to relax in the sun.
Unlike some of the more lively destinations in Majorca, Alcudia has managed to retain good quality, traditional Majorcan food at the heart of it’s menu. Hearty stews and fresh fish dishes are always a firm favourite among locals and visitors alike. Although paella, stuffed vegetables, tapas and lobster stews also make an appearance at many restaurants.
In the old town many of the restaurants are inside the rustic walls and serve up authentic, homemade food with a classic Majorcan touch. Towards the marina though, you’ll find a range of more modern restaurants serving up a variety of Spanish, Moroccan and Middle Eastern dishes.
Down by the coast there’s also a variety of bars ready to spoil you with anything from a cooling white wine spritzer, a refreshing beer or a speciality cocktail. Although if you’re just wanting good old Spanish sangria, they probably serve that too!
The preserved and pedestrianized Old Town of Alcudia is one of the most visited villages in Majorca. Inside the Roman walls lies a wealth of history including a well preserved amphitheatre. Carved out of bed rock, this ruin was probably used to stage theatre productions and gymnastics when it was first created.
You’ll also find San Jaume church, one of the tallest buildings in Alcudia, sitting near the centre of town. This namesake of this church is celebrated every year at the Festival of St Jaume, a 9 day celebration at the beginning of July where streets are decorated in a variety of themes! Look out for the Night of the Romans, where everyone dresses in traditional Roman wear!
If you visit Alcudia on a Tuesday or Sunday, you’ll be able to wander around the market next to the city walls. This is a great place to pick up some local gifts or to try some delicious food for lunch! The nearby market village of Pollensa has a great market if you miss the one in Alcudia and Inca is the place to go if you’re looking for any leather goods.
Head towards the coast away from the Old Town of Alcudia and you’ll be greeted by a beautiful, golden sweeping coast. Perfect for families, this sweeping shoreline has shallow waters from the beach so you can spend a relaxing day in the sun. If you’re looking for an active day in the water, the popular Hidropark has many slippery slides to entertain the whole family.