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Alcudia – Wonderful Place for a Family Holiday

By Nick Orlena Subscribe to RSS | May 13th 2012 | Views:

Alcudia is a beautiful Mallorcan town situated amidst two bays, in the northern region of the island. The city is famous for its winding alleys, small roadside cafes, finest dining joints and glorious structures that date back to Renaissance period. Tourists enjoy taking a casual stroll down the peaceful roads of Alcudia. Every day, hundreds of vacationers visit this town and settle down in the renowned resort of Puerto Alcudia.


Alcudia or Pollentia was established by a bunch of Phoenician travelers during 7th century BC. Later, it was captured by Roman rulers. By the end of Roman era, Vandals raided this town and demolished its splendorous structures to dust.

The Moors under the supervision of King Jaume and his successors, reconstructed this town on a hill, in 14th century. Thus it was known as Al-cudia or “built on a hill”. The newly erected city was lined with 26 towers and 3 massive walls. This reinforced its defense power.

Tourist Attractions:

This spectacular town comprises of several monuments and recreational centers that attract travelers. Some of them have been mentioned below:

1)Saint Jaume’s Church:

This ancient chapel was built in 13th century and completed by the end of 1559, with organ dating. Towards the south are well-preserved remains of Teatre Roma or the Roman theatre which has been carved out of bedrock. It was used for arranging concerts and stage shows.

2)Puerto Alcudia:

This well-known holiday resort occupies the upper region of the town. It is close to a recreational beach named Platja d Alcudia which extends over 5 miles and offers diverse choices in terms of water sports like wind surfing, kite surfing, scuba diving, snorkeling and water skiing etc. The warm and clear weather of Alcudia supports these beach activities.

3)Green Lands:

S Albufera is a vegetation covered land situated in between Can Picafort and Puerto Alcudia. It is inhabited by a wide variety of fauna and flora species, including warblers, rare moths, fishes, bats, fungi and wild flowers.


This city comprises of a spacious port and a walkway lined with seaside lounges, hotels, restaurants, nightlife clubs and old English style pubs. The Menta disco built on Roman style is the prime attraction of this area.

5)Other Structures:

Fundacion Yannick y Ben Jakober is an art gallery displaying approximately 140 portraits, oil paintings and finest sculptures. Contemporary art models have been added to the Karlewis Wing. Both these centers are located on a peninsula named as Formentor. The entire region boasts spectacular panorama and rises up to 1400 feet above sea level. Lastly, there’s Museu Monografic de Pollentia which boasts its diverse coin collection. These were the prime attractions of villa huren spanje , if you wish to know more about it, you can browse through different websites and blogs.

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