Alcudia Old Town
Alcudia Old Town
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  • Samantha T
    11 contributions
    Beautiful and quaint
    We got the 322 bus outside our hotel to the old town took around 20 min & was €6 2 adults each way . It was lovely & picturesque walking round thr little cobbles streets which had small gift shops & restaurants to choose from . We had lunch at lovely Italian restaurant with an even more gorgeous outside back courtyard would highly recommend. I would recommend a visit to thr old town just for a stroll. 😊
    Traveled with family
    Written September 8, 2021
  • saronic
    Zurich, Switzerland25,652 contributions
    Cami de Ronda
    From the several attractive little towns of Majorca the one of Alcudia is special because of its extensive walls that still surround it. In combination with the nearby ruins of Roman Pollentia a visit of old Alcudia makes for a great cultural experience. There are pretty narrow streets with flagstones, surrounded by houses in traditional architecture. The whole old town is for pedestrians only, also it doesn't feel really touristy, so it makes for pleasant strolls. A highlight here though is the 'Cami de Ronda', a walk along the mediaval walls, sometimes outside the old town, sometimes inside and for a part also on top of the wall. There are stairs by the Porta de Mallorca, also known as Porta de Sant Sebastià, that take on up to the around 6m high wall walk. Behind a parapet on the outer side and a modern railing inside one goes for about 250 meters till the former Porta de la Vila Roja, of which nothing can be seen anymore. Here steps take one down again. Besides the Porta de Mallorca to the west there is only one other Porta to be seen, the Porta des Molls or Porta de Xara to the east, which now stands all by itself, separated from the walls. The history of this defensive structure goes back to the early 14th century, when Alcudia was founded by the then King of Majorca, James II from the house of Aragon. His father, with the surname 'El Conqueridor', had taken the island from the Arabs, who at least have given the town its name: 'Alcudia' comes from 'al kudj', Arabic for 'hill'. In their days just a farmhouse was here, not far from the by then already forgotten Roman town of Pollentia.
    Written October 27, 2022
  • Daz
    Nottingham, United Kingdom13 contributions
    Great place, just be careful of taxi queues.
    Old town is great, pretty little Spanish streets running through ruins. Plenty of shops and places to eat. Can walk from alcudia hotels in about 30mins. It costs around €7 one way for a taxi if you flag it down. Keep in mind if you plan to taxi home just as the market stalls close, you will be stuck in a queue for the taxis, it’s quicker to walk.
    Traveled as a couple
    Written June 1, 2022
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Ramona T
Szombathely, Hungary133 contributions
Dec 2022
We went to Alcúdia on 24 December, best period of the year for hiking, and having less tourist, with beautiful weather, 20 C.
THe streets were nearly empty, everyone preparing for Christmas, so we could walk around and soak in Medieval history: narrow streets, lovely houses, small shops.
We found only one restaurant open, an Italian, we had a wonderful meal there.
Stroll around, get lost, explore what it could be like, many years ago.
Definitely worth the experience!
Written January 11, 2023
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paul s
Leeds, UK117 contributions
Oct 2022
great historic town with plenty of roman artifacts spent Sunday morning here and as the market was on it was very busy found some lovely gifts on sale lovely wall to walk around plenty of bars and places to eat
Written November 1, 2022
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Jonathan Bunce
Derby, UK130 contributions
Oct 2022 • Family
Don't visit with kids. The public toilets were closed and the restaurant owners hostile, not fun with a 5 year old busting for a wee!
Written October 28, 2022
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saronic
Zurich, Switzerland25,652 contributions
Dec 2021
From the several attractive little towns of Majorca the one of Alcudia is special because of its extensive walls that still surround it. In combination with the nearby ruins of Roman Pollentia a visit of old Alcudia makes for a great cultural experience. There are pretty narrow streets with flagstones, surrounded by houses in traditional architecture. The whole old town is for pedestrians only, also it doesn't feel really touristy, so it makes for pleasant strolls.

A highlight here though is the 'Cami de Ronda', a walk along the mediaval walls, sometimes outside the old town, sometimes inside and for a part also on top of the wall. There are stairs by the Porta de Mallorca, also known as Porta de Sant Sebastià, that take on up to the around 6m high wall walk. Behind a parapet on the outer side and a modern railing inside one goes for about 250 meters till the former Porta de la Vila Roja, of which nothing can be seen anymore. Here steps take one down again.

Besides the Porta de Mallorca to the west there is only one other Porta to be seen, the Porta des Molls or Porta de Xara to the east, which now stands all by itself, separated from the walls. The history of this defensive structure goes back to the early 14th century, when Alcudia was founded by the then King of Majorca, James II from the house of Aragon. His father, with the surname 'El Conqueridor', had taken the island from the Arabs, who at least have given the town its name: 'Alcudia' comes from 'al kudj', Arabic for 'hill'. In their days just a farmhouse was here, not far from the by then already forgotten Roman town of Pollentia.
Written October 27, 2022
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Graham J
Nuneaton, UK1,856 contributions
Sep 2022
Very Quaint place worth a visit .We went twice during our stay. First time ate at restaurant with slowest service ever (Cafe de Sa Plaza). Second time for market, loads of stalls but too many people to find anywhere to eat.
Written October 24, 2022
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CharleyNottinghamUK
Nottingham, UK956 contributions
Oct 2022
We caught the bus from Can Picafort, (4.50euros for a single ticket adult). The bus was packed, standing room only. We got off at the terminus, which is Alcudia Old Town. We came here 20years ago, and we just had to come back and take it all in again. Sure was busy, market day. We had a good look around the market stalls, tempted to buy items. We then walked towards the Old Town Walls, climbing the steps to the top, to take in all the spectacular views of the surrounding countryside. We walked on the paths on the walls around the old town, along with lots of other people doing the same as us. The weather was warm/sunny. ideal for taking in the sights. It's a lovely place to visit, plenty restaurants/bars/shops, to keep you busy. Just outside the old town, is the Roman Ruins Site, well worth the look if you find the time. A great day was had. Would recommend the visit here, if it's your first time in this part of the Island.
Written October 13, 2022
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Twotoneskaman
Chatham, UK2,564 contributions
Sep 2022
We really liked the old town with its many picturesque winding streets, shops, bars and restaurants. The market is held there on Sundays and Tuesdays, make sure you arrive early. We walked the walls, purchased items in the market, visited the beautiful Cathedral and enjoyed an excellent Tapas lunch at Sa Portassa.
Written October 10, 2022
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Catherine A
Polmont, UK13 contributions
Oct 2022 • Family
Lovely old town with lots of really nice shops. I can imagine it gets very crowded in the middle of summer but was perfect for a wander round in October.
Written October 7, 2022
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andy C
Middlesbrough, UK6 contributions
Sep 2022 • Couples
Lovely place but we were bitten so many times by mosquitos even with repellent on , everyone in the hotel was bitten , some so bad they were hospitalised, was told it was to do with the hot summer
Written October 6, 2022
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Andrew J
2 contributions
Feb 2022 • Couples
Gorgeous well maintained place, be sure to visit again. Wasn’t too busy and the views are really nice I found it easy to find. We traveled on horse and carriage from alcudia docks
Written October 6, 2022
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