The old Alcudia is the historic centre of Mallorca. The town was founded more than 2,000 years ago and remains the best preserved Medieval town in Mallorca. Its original name was Pollentia and for many years, it was an important Roman fortress.
However, the impressive town walls surrounding the old Alcudia were built by the Spaniards during the 1300s. After many years of slow erosion, they are now brought back to their original state. Along the town walls, there are 26 watchtowers and a number of gates. It is possible to walk on top of the walls from where there is a beautiful view of the town.
Inside the walls, all the narrow streets and small squares are scattered like a maze. There are many charming and well-preserved houses as well as lovely restaurants, cafes and small shops. The historic attractions are centred around Placa Constitució.
Tuesdays and Sundays are the days with the most tourists in the old part of Alcudia. These are the market days, which attract a lot of tourists from near and far.
For tourists with a further interest in history, the archaeological museum Museu Monografic is absolutely worth a visit. Please note that the museum is closed on Mondays.
Alcudia old town map