Discover the hidden treasures of Alcudia: a Mediterranean jewel
Undoubtedly, the island of Mallorca has countless attractions, one of which is the town of Alcudia.
Located in the northeast of the island, between the bay of Pollensa and the bay of Alcudia, it is one of the most beautiful towns thanks to its cultural and historical heritage, gastronomy and dream beaches, a visit you cannot miss on your trip to Mallorca. Discover in this article what to see on your visit to Alcudia.
1. Beaches of Alcudia
Muro beach is divided into four sectors: sector 1, sector 2, Es Comú and Ses Casetes des Capellans.
In sector 1 and sector 2, you will find postcard images: narrow piers that go into the sea and from which you can contemplate an unforgettable sunset.
In these sectors of the beach there is a wide range of beach bars and beach clubs where you can enjoy the island’s gastronomy with the Mediterranean Sea in the background.
The area of Muro beach that belongs to the Natural Park of S’albufera framed by a protected dune system is Es Comú. You can access it from the shore or from the inland area by following the paths provided. This beach of white sand and unspoilt nature has a wide variety of fauna and flora that changes according to the season.
As it is a protected area, there are no buildings or services for sunbeds and umbrellas, so we recommend that you take everything you need for a day at the beach with you.
At one end of the beach you will find Ses Casetes des Capellans, one of the most special and charming areas of the town. A corner full of small fishermen’s houses built on the sand. In this sector of the beach you will find some of the most famous beach bars on the whole island.
Coll Baix beach
Coll Baix beach is a unique cove, an unspoilt environment protected by high cliffs and pine woods. To get there you have to walk along a marked path. In total it takes about twenty-five minutes, but it is well worth the walk to enjoy this paradise.
The beach of S’illot owes its name to an islet that can be seen from the shore and that protects it from the Tramontana winds. This beach does not have fine white sand, but is made up of round stones and rocks. This beach is recommended for those who are looking for peace and quiet and enjoy nature away from the crowded beaches, and also for those who are looking to enjoy an activity such as diving, as this area has rocky seabeds and crystal clear waters.
Car hire in Mallorca will allow you to move comfortably to the beaches without depending on timetables or public transport. The beaches have car parks where you can leave your car and access the beaches along their paths and trails.
Other beaches to visit in Alcudia are Los Pinos beach, Alcudia beach, Sant Joan, Sant Pere, Aucanada or Es Faralló.
2. The Roman city of Pollentia
Pollentia is the most important Roman city in the Balearic Islands, founded after the conquest of the island in 123 BC by the consul Quintus Caecilius Metellus.
On your visit to Pollentia you will discover three different areas:
- La Portella, the residential area.
- The forum, the city square.
- The theatre.
Visiting the ruins of the ancient city of Pollentia is an activity well worth planning during your visit to Alcudia.
3. Alcudia Town Council
Alcudia Town Hall is one of the most emblematic buildings in the city. It is accessed via La Porta de Mallorca which connects it to the centre.
This Renaissance-style building was built in 1523 to manage the city’s public affairs and guarantee the well-being of its inhabitants. Its outstanding feature is its large façade and central tower crowned by a clock.
4. Old town of Alcudia
The old quarter of Alcudia is surrounded by a wall built by King Jaume II in the 14th century to protect the town. You can enter the city through one of the three gates in this wall: Porta Del Moll, Porta de Mallorca and Porta de La Vila Roja. A walk along the wall is also a must, from here you can enjoy the views of the city and the bustle of people in the shopping area. This wall gives the old town a medieval atmosphere. Enjoy its essence by strolling through the narrow streets adorned with flowers and stone houses.
5. Alcudia Market
The city market is held every Tuesday and Sunday on Paseo Mare de Déu. Here you can buy local products, handicrafts, textiles and foodstuffs. A good plan to experience the atmosphere of this town from the inside.
6. Enjoy the port of Alcudia
The port of Alcudia is the second largest commercial port on the island and is located two kilometres from the city centre. It is ideal for strolling around and contemplating the hundreds of boats moored there, eating in one of its restaurants or having a drink on a terrace while you watch the sunset.
Other attractions in Alcudia
The church of Sant Jaume
You cannot leave the town of Alcudia without visiting the church of Sant Jaume, built by order of King James II in the 14th century, in neo-Gothic style and dedicated to Saint James, patron saint of Alcudia. The facade of the entrance is formed by two portals, above these, the image of Saint James and a pointed arch. In the center, stands out the great rosette, the work of the sculptor Lorenzo Ferrer Martí.
After visiting the church, you can continue until you reach Can Torró, a building dating back to the 16th century, converted into a public library.
Sa Bassa Blanca Museum
If you travel to Alcudia with children, visiting the Sa Bassa Blanca Museum is a perfect plan. Designed by artists Yannick Vu and Ben Jakober, it harmoniously combines nature, architecture, and art. This museum stands out for its different sculptures of large animals located outdoors. This space was created to promote cultural development and respect for the environment.
It is located in a wonderful enclave, 7 km from Alcudia, if you have a rental car, you can access it more comfortably without depending on public transport.
Car rental option in Mallorca
Discovering the corners and towns of this island can be much more interesting if you have a rental car. In this way, you can explore the island at your own pace without depending on or worrying about the schedules and routes of public transport. Renting a car also allows you to access places that would be difficult to reach otherwise, such as remote beaches or rural villages. Plus, it’s a fun way to discover the island, especially if you’re traveling with company. After this article in which we have visited Alcudia, we only have left to wish you enjoy the island to the fullest, especially this town!