- 5 beds
- 4 baths
- 357 m² built
- 2.506 m² plot
A medieval town and the island’s largest northern tourist hub, Alcudia is situated on the peninsula which separates the bays of Pollensa and Alcudia. Sometimes called a modern village, it has an authentic local atmosphere and attracts tourists nonstop, thanks to its wealth of history and charm.
Properties in Alcudia are normally for sale in the areas of Bonaire, Alcudia Beach and you can find townhouses for sale in the Old Town. Many of the properties have a private pool and in Bonaire, Mal Mas, or La Victoria you can find a good range of Luxury villas with sea views .
From big weekly markets to traditional fiestas/fairs and classic-themed music festivals, Alcudia offers an array of cultural events. The boutique-style hotels and apex-class restaurants in the area have made the town become a lot more attractive, especially for those who want to be immersed in a holistic, island-visiting Mallorcan experience.
They also called it a perfectly restored walled city, one that is on the site of a Roman settlement that remains characterized by ancient-yet-stylish houses. Alcudia has an intriguing maze of narrow streets, all of which is enclaved by medieval battlements which form part of the town’s tourist image.
The bustling fishing port of Alcudia on the north east coast of Mallorca, lies at the end of a two and a half mile stretch of soft sandy beach, which shelves gently into the sea. The main beach joins onto the Playa de Muro beach, and this takes the total expanse of beach to over four miles.
Purpose built, the coastal resort of Alcudia is particularly popular with British, German and Scandinavian families and has all the usual modern resort facilities such as bars, pubs and discos. However, it is not the resort for party animals; those looking for some serious clubbing should head for the south of the island.
There is an abundance of restaurants to suits all tastes and budgets, including fast food, Italian, Indian and Chinese restaurants. The activities in Alcudia are mainly focused along the beach and all sorts of water sports can be arranged from scuba diving to banana rides. There are tennis and squash courts in the resort and nearby attractions include a water park, a go-kart track and horse riding stables. Many of the hotels offer in-house entertainment ranging from flamenco dancers to comedians.
Whilst the coastline is dominated by large apartment blocks, the ancient town of Alcudia, which is two miles inland, offers local shops and an historic old town with narrow back streets and a local market on Tuesdays where visitors can sample local cuisine and buy souvenirs.
The area where Alcúdia is located has been inhabited since the Bronze Age, but it is with the arrival of the Romans that the city makes its entry in the history books. The Romans used the beaches of Alcúdia bay when they captured the island in 123 B.C. Shortly after this the capital Palma was founded and then the city of Pollentia. From Pollentia it was possible to view both the bay of Pollenca and the bay of Alcúdia. Pollentia served as a guard for other invaders. The city was also mentioned in Rome since they here produced excellent fabrics that were used in the most exclusive togas...
...After the invasion of the Moors a farmstead was created very close to where the ancient village of Pollentia had been. The farm was called Alcúdia which is Arabic for "on the hill". In 1229 the Moors were defeated by king Jaume I of Aragonia who overtook the power of the area. In 1298 King Jaume II bought the farmstead Alcúdia and founded the new town. A church, a graveyard, a house for the priest and a square was created in the same year. The construction of the walls was also initiated at the same time and finished in 1362. The city plan that was made at the time is the same that Alcúdia still has. During the renaissance the walls were reconstructed and a second wall was constructed outside the old one. This wall is today torn down and only details show where it once was. During the 16th century pirates attacked the city several times. The population became less and less and there was from time to time a risk that the city would be abandoned totally. In 1779 a decision was taken to support the city by constructing a harbour. This really improved the economy of Alcúdia and the village was saved. But it remained a rather small and poor village.
Bahía de Alcúdia Puerto de Alcúdia Platja dels cecs Ses Pedreres Es Farayó
Restaurante Golf Alcanada Es Celler de Ca'n Joanet Restaurant S'Arc