Visit Alcudia, Spain; a travel guide to the town of Alcudia in Majorca

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Alcudia is a town on the island of Majorca (Mallorca) in the Balearic Islands. It is 10km from Pollenca. It is situated on the north eastern coast of Majorca.

Explore Alcudia

The old town of Alcudia is 2km inland though the main resorts are on the western end of the Bay of Alcudia and spreading out along the Playa de Muro making some of the resorts a fair distance from the centre of Alcudia. In general the resorts of Playa de Muro whilst a little remote are newer and have a higher proportion of more luxury hotels and appartments. Many though are on the wrong side of a busy road - worth checking the exact location of your hotel before booking!

On the plus side the Port d'Alcudia and Playa de Muro resorts are generally neat and tidy, the beaches are a lovely 14km long bay with golden sand, plenty of watersports and a good scattering of beach bars and cafes. As well as the beaches there is an attractive harbour and marina.

The old town of Alcudia has been home to Phoenicians, Romans and Moors amongst others. It has magnificent medieval walls and the old town is entered by one of two ancient gates. Inside the town is pedestrianised and has narrow streets and a pleasant atmosphere. Houses date back to the 13th century giving the Alcudia a medieval feel.

To the north of the town is Alcudia's bullring.

If you want to learn more about its history and buildings there is a 2 hour guided walk on a Wednesday afternoon. See the tourist office for details. Market days are very busy in Alcudia and take place on Tuesday and Sunday mornings.

At the begining of July every year Alcudia celebrates the festival of Saint Jaume. During this 9 day festival the town is decorated and the festivities and pary atmosphere climax on the last night with the 'La Noche de Sant Jaume' celebrations with fireworks and an orchestra.

Places to visit near Alcudia

On the edge of town are the Roman remains of Pollentia - the capital of the island in Roman times. There is not much left but there is a good museum - the Museu Monografic and about a kilometer further on is a Roman theatre which is quite well preserved.

The scenery around Alcudia is very beatiful. Drive along the Peninsula de Formentor for some magnificent views or drive through the tunnel through Mont Fumat to the Cap de Formentor and more spectacular scenery.

South of Alcudia is the Parc Natural de S'Albufera, a wetland park which you can explore on foot or by bike. A series of hides allow you to look for some of the 200 species of bird which visit the park.

Lluc with its beautiful mountain location is one of the highlights of Majorca. Soller and Port Soller are one of our favourite Majorca destinations.

You can find more local travel ideas in the Balearic Islands guide.

See also:

Map of Alcudia and places to visit

Places to visit near Alcudia

Pollenca

Pollenca

Pollenca is an attractive and ancient small town. It is one of the most popular towns on Majorca.

Pollenca guide

Lluc

Lluc

Lluc is a remote village in the mountains of the sierra Tramuntana and Mallorca's most important place of pilgrimage.

Lluc guide

Soller

Soller

Soller is one of Mallorca's nicest towns and the Port de Soller is set in a beautiful bay.

Soller guide

Cuevas del Drach

Cuevas del Drach

The Cuevas del Drach or 'Dragon Caves' are one of Mallorca's top tourist attractions

Cuevas del Drach guide

Deia

Deia

DeiĆ  was once the home of Robert Graves and his grave is here. Deia is one of the most beautiful villages of Spain.

Deia guide

Valldemossa

Valldemossa

Valldemossa is a hill town with a monastery where George Sand and Frederic Chopin once stayed.

Valldemossa guide