Alcúdia is a pretty town north of Mallorca (Majorca) in the Spanish Balearic Islands. The town is famous for its excellent beaches with crystal clear water on the Mediterranean Sea and the Port of Alcúdia, with its many attractions, restaurants and bars and an exciting water park. The old town of Alcúdia is located a little inland, surrounded by restored medieval walls and full of history and culture.
There are many churches, museums, art galleries and other buildings of interest to visit in the beautiful old town, with its narrow and winding streets. Enjoy the cuisine of the island in the many restaurants and tapas bars. To get an idea of what is on offer in Alcúdia, some of the best and must see locations are included below.
1. Experience history, art and culture at this non-profit museum
The Fundación Yannick y Ben Jakober - Sa Bassa Blanca Museum is a non-profit cultural museum, dedicated to the restoration and preservation of Spain’s Historical Heritage, particularly in the Balearic Islands. The museum also promotes fine arts, painting and sculpture with various works on display. Anyone interested in both art and history will enjoy a visit to this museum.
Museo Sa Bassa Blanca
Address: Finca Sa Bassa Blanca, Apartado 10, 07400 Alcúdia
Website: Museo Sa Bassa Blanca
2. Museum in a 14th-century building
The museum is housed in a 14th-century building, which used to be a hospital, and opened in 1987 and exhibits many of the archaeological objects found in excavations of Roman sites near Pollentia (including the site pictured above). Strolling through the exhibits gives visitors an idea of the customs and daily life of residents in the ancient Roman city and some of the objects used by the ancient residents, some of whose remains can also be seen in the museum.
Museu Monogràfic de Pol.lèntia
Museu Monogràfic de Pol.lèntia
Address: Carrer de Sant Jaume, 30, 07400 Alcúdia, Illes Balears, Spain
Website: Museu Monogràfic de Pol.lèntia
3. See the city walls
The strategic position of Alcúdia on the island has made the town invaluable since Roman times but has also exposed the town to the dangers of being on the coast. King Jaume II organized for the city walls to be built to protect the town. Construction began in the 16th century and continued until the end of that century. Along the now beautifully restored wall, 26 towers are distributed as an additional protection and look out points. The wall surrounds the historical center, or old town, of Alcúdia.
Muralla Medieval de Alcúdia
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4. Check out this museum honoring Andrés Jofre Ferrer
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The Casa Museo, named after the painter and poet Andrés Jofre Ferrer, is located in the city of Alcúdia in a typical Mallorcan house dating from the 17th century. The building is classified as a heritage of artistic interest by the Alcúdia City Council. The artist’s paintings and poetry are on display in the museum, depicting the daily life of Mallorca and its inhabitants. The work is described as simple and naive but very attractive to view.
Casa Museo Andrés Jofre Ferrer
Address: Carrer de Cristòfol Colom, 6, 07400 Alcúdia, Illes Balears
5. Visit this ancient neogothic style church
The ancient church, which is neogothic in style, was constructed on the order of King Jaime II in 1302 but the vault collapsed, with only the Chapel of Santo Cristo remaining. The construction of the present church was completed in 1893. The church is dedicated to Santiago, the patron saint of the city of Alcúdia, and can be visited in the old historic center of town.
Església i Museu de Sant Jaume
Address: Plaça Jaume Ques, 1, 07400 Alcúdia, Islas Baleares
6. See the old town of Alcúdia
Surrounded by the medieval walls of the town (mentioned above), the old town of Alcúdia is a fascinating place to visit. Visitors can walk around the town on top of the walls, with fantastic views over the town and the sea. Visit the bull ring, the Roman ruins and amphitheater or enjoy browsing the shops in the Carrer Major. Eat tapas at one of the tapas bars or visit the churches and museums in the town. Twice weekly, on Sundays and Tuesdays, a local market is held with clothing, gifts, fruit, vegetables and other items on sale.
Alcúdia Old Town
Website: Alcúdia Old Town
7. Check out the beaches of Alcúdia
Alcúdia is located between two bays offering some of the most outstanding beaches on the Mediterranean Sea. There are fine-sand beaches, pebble beaches, long stretches of sand and little coves to enjoy. Of particular note to visit is Playa de Alcudia with its fine white sand and many facilities and water sports on offer. Playa de S’Illot is a small cove with a pebble beach, sheltered from the northern wind. This beach is the perfect spot for snorkeling, scuba diving and canoeing. There’s also a picnic area with chairs and tables provided. Besides these two featured beaches, there are many more beaches to explore in the area.
Playas de Alcúdia
Website: Playas de Alcúdia
8. Have fun at the water theme park
Hidropark is a fun water park in Alcúdia, offering fun for the whole family. There are water slides, inflatable bouncy castles for the kids, trampolines and floating balls. The site also features a 54-hole golf course. The water park is located in the Port of Alcúdia, just a short distance away from the town. This is the only water park in northern Mallorca. A variety of dining experiences is available at Hidropark, including a self-service restaurant, The Barbeque, Café Neptuno and Wimpy, serving ice cream and sweets.
Address: Av. Tucà, s/n, 07400 Port d'Alcúdia, Illes Balears
Enjoy your visit to Alcúdia on the lovely island of Mallorca
Alcúdia is truly a beautiful city with so many must-visit destinations and attractions like its beautiful beaches and historic town center. With that, we hope we’ve convinced you that Alcúdia is a must on your Balearic Island tour.
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