Alcudia Travel Guide

  • the walled town of old alcudia
    the walled town of old alcudia
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Alcudia Things to Do

  • Alcudia´s historic city centre

    The centre of Alcudia still preserves the character of a historic town, having said that the name Alcudia derives from the former Muslim Al Kudi, and although the first settlements date back to the Pretalaiotic period (2.000 - 1200 BC) the city was founded in 1325 by King Jaume II on the site of the mentioned islamic farmstead. A highlight of its...

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  • carrer d’en serra and other small alleys

    The small alleys all over the old town is the best attraction of Alcudia. Most of them are peaceful and will give you great photo opportunities although some of them are very narrow and there will be always someone coming the other way :)The most interesting among them was Carrer d’en Serra also part of the old Arab quarter (the contrast with the...

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  • the Old Town

    Although modern Alcudia spreads around the walls the main attraction of Alcudia is the Old Town itself. Small well reserved and pedestrianised alleys will give you many chances for some nice photos but also they will take you back in time... dont forget that the city plan havent changed since many centuries ago with some houses dating back from...

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  • San Jaume church

    San Jaume church is a roman catholic church that dominates the old town as it is much taller than any other building. It was built in neo gothic style in 1893 on the site of a previus church that was standing there since the beginning of 14th century and collapsed in 1870!Once inside I couldnt believe how beautiful the church is! There are picture...

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  • the gates

    The old town of Alcudia used to have 3 different gates and hopefully you can still see 2 of them.Coming from Palma we parked the car outside and walked inside the walled city through the main gate (puerta Principal). The massive towers gives you a picture of how this old town was anyway centuries before when during the 14th century when King Jaume...

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  • Walk the walled perimeter of Alcúdia

    As mentioned in the intro Alcúdia is a historically fortified walled city . Nearly all of the wall stands and you can walk it's length to one full side

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  • Market in Alcudia old town

    Every Tuesday and Sunday morning there is a market. It is situated beside the city walls, but during the tourist season, it is also inside the walls, in some of the narrow streets. It starts about 9.00 am and carries on usually until 2.00 pm or even later.You will find 2 sections, the main one dedicated to the local farmers where they sell their...

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  • Sa Cisterna

    This is a great place in Alcudia old town. It is a gourmet shop with many articles: wines, jams, liqueours, almonds salt, olive oil... Most of the products are local, and the owner is always happy to give some recommendations.The best thing is that you can hace something to eat there. A great plan is to go there, to sit outside and then to order a...

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  • Portal de Moll – Xara Gate

    Portal de Moll is one of two gates still remaining, this one has a round-arched portal within two large square towers and a small window above the arch. At the front are two large palm trees, the gate also happens to be the symbol of Alcudia.June 1996

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  • see the old town

    the old town of alcudia dates back to the romans, it is also surrounded by a medieval wall. there are cafes and shops down the narrow streets and a few interesting buildings.

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  • boat trip to formentor

    take a trip to formentor from alcudia. beach very nice but crowded with tourists make sure you take a pack lunch, food very expensive there

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  • great boat trip

    you must go to alcudia and take a boat trip to formentor beach. the boat takes you round the coast of north majorca and has some great views of the coast. formentor beach is a bit crowded as alot of tourist go there. take a pack lunch as food there is expensive for a hot dog.

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  • Walk in the beach

    ...walk and U'll find nice beach from where U'll have a great perspective of the Formentor peninsula just the other side of the Pollenca bay, next to Alcudia bay.

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  • Sunday market

    Buy anything U need on the market. Lot of people selling all that U need and also what U don't need, food, leather bags, swim suits, meat, and more

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  • Alcudia San Juame church

    Is a huge building, by far the biggest on town, where every building don´t rise more than 15 meters high. This church is right to the left of the Xarxa gate, in front of the reaminings or the roman city.

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Alcudia Restaurants

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    by LeneTullin Updated Jul 26, 2008

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    Family driven restaurant with a relaxed atmosphere.
    The food is excellent and the service is attentive yet relaxed.
    You should drop by for lunch, tapas, dinner or just a glass of wine, cider or beer.

    Favorite Dish: Try their tapas, do share them to be able to try more.
    Drink sangria or cider.

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Alcudia Transportation

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    by mindcrime Written Jun 15, 2012

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    Alcúdia is a town in north part of Mallorca island, 58km from Palma, 11km from Pollenca, 25km from Inca, 33km from Arta.

    By bus
    Bus #351 from Palma will take you to Alcudia in about 65’. From Pollenca bus#354, From port de Pollenca you can take bus #445 or #352.

    By car
    We drove from Palma through the main highway Ma-13 and we reached Alcudia in 40’.

    how to move around
    The best thing you can do is to park the car outside the city walls (there are some free parkings just opposite the main gate) and walk inside the old town which is small anyway.
    You may need the car again only if you want to visit also the port de Alcudia.

    driving on Ma-13 parking opposide the main gate

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Alcudia Local Customs

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    by rush10 Written Jun 25, 2006

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    This week till 29th June 2006 is the San Pedro Fiesta.

    The port has fair stalls in place and loads of cultural events including live concerts mallorcan dancing etc.

    On the 29th the blessing of the boats takes place from aound 6.30pm. fishing boats sightseeing boats and pleasure craft all sail out into the bay decorated and circle the trawler which has the Bishop and band aboard after their blessing the flotilla return to the marina. There is a live pop concert around 10pm and a stunning firework display around midnight.

    If anyone is staying in the area there is a tourist information centre in the port who will happily give you details

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Alcudia Warnings and Dangers

  • TravelSafe scratch card scam

    We went to Alcudia in September 2007. We were approached by a charming frenchman with scratchcards. One of us had won a star prize, the choice of 600 euros cash a camcorder or a free holiday. He told us he scratchcards were to promote a new internet travel operator. They were not. They are for a scam holiday club, they try to get you to sign up for...

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  • Pick Pockets!

    Majorca is a very beautiful place with a plentiful supply of friendly and enthusiastic locals, however, there are areas where you need to exercise some care with your purse! Inca market runs every Thursday and is the most popular market on the island. There are hundreds of stall set close together and it gets very crowded sometimes. Pick pockets...

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  • The hot hot sun!

    Remember to drink tons and tons of water! You have to drink even if you don´t feel thirsty! Might sound crazy but if you don´t drink enough you will end up feeling dizzy and sick..or maybe vomit all day long (like I did..) So please, drink!Also remember to wear a sun hat or something else to cover your precious head with. And of course: always use...

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Alcudia Tourist Traps

  • by csmith2012 Written Jun 15, 2006

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    Many car hire places offer excursions as well at half the cost of the hotels prices and they seem like fantastic deals... What they don't tell you is that you will spend the entire morning sat in a little room listening to someone trying to sell you a ridiculously over priced bed! You will THEN be taken to Marineland or wherever else you originally thought you were heading where you will be lucky to have 2 hours of the day left! It is shocking that they fail to tell people (especially people with excited young children like myself) that you will will be de-touring to a sweatbox to be lectured by a very pushy salesman - be wary and always book excursions with your hotel. They may be more pricey but you will get exactly what they advertise and your kids wont be heartbroken at missing the dolphins!

    Unique Suggestions: Car hire places are for hiring cars - don't buy anything else from them at all because you will not be given a refund of any kind, nor a sympathetic ear when you complain! Local businesses work very hard, very long hours to make their money and you have more chance of growing wings than you have of getting refund, so be wise with your money, or if you spot a tempting bargain ask LOADS of questions before you hand over your cash!

    Fun Alternatives: Public transport is very good in Majorca and there are lots of bus and rail links so if you feel confident enough, use them! It works out very cheap to use public transport and buy entry tickets when you arrive!

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Alcudia Off The Beaten Path

  • Exploring the hidden lagoons in Alcudia

    Alcudia is a kind of paradise in Mallorca, Spain. There aren' t as many tourists as in the south and west of the island and it is lovely if you go there before the high season starts. The weather is not too hot and you can get a nice tan in May. You can spend time with no other people on this beach, it is directly bellow the hostel in Alcudia (some...

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  • Small mountain de Sant Martí

    Puig de Sant Martí is the small mountain west of the Garden Lago Resort (or south-west of Alcúdia town). It has two peaks (260m and 242m) from which there are some wonderful views: one is a panorama of most of Alcúdia district, the town, the port, the mountains; and also the two bays, those of Alcúdia and Pollença and a large part of the mountains...

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    by grayfo Written May 25, 2007

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    Favorite thing: The original old town of Alcudia (dating back to around 1300) is actually 2 miles inland and is well worth a visit. Few people realise it was the Phoenicians and Greeks who first settled here, closely by the Romans, who made Alcudia the capital of the island. There is an excellent walking tour of the town that highlights its abundant history.

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