Alcudia, one of the most beautiful cities of Mallorca
Alcudia is without a doubt one of the most beautiful municipalities of the island, with more than 30 km of coast with varied landscape, beaches of fine sand and crystal-clear waters and impressive cliffs. But this time it is not its coastline that interests us we are going to take a look at the medieval walled city of Alcudia. The city of Alcudia is an almost magical place with its medieval and Renaissance walls, cobbled streets and an atmosphere that fills every corner taking visitors back to the days of pretty Princesses in high towers and handsome Princes on horseback. If you visit Mallorca, a walk around the old quarter of Alcudia to discover this charming city is an absolute must. Plus, if do you decide to visit, we would recommend going on a Tuesday or a Sunday which is when the Alcudia market is on, the market is busy and brimming with life selling souvenirs and typical Mallorcan products.
The walls of Alcudia, declared officially as a historic-artistic Site
The medieval walls of Alcudia are one of the biggest attractions of the city. Thanks to their excellent state of preservation and of course the very pretty and special historic centre inside the walls. The City of Alcudia is very different to its port area and it is ridiculous to even attempt to compare them but what they do have in common is the beauty they radiate, the coastline with its beaches and the walled city with its history. The 3 original gateways of the medieval wall of Alcúdia are still in existence: The Porta del Moll, Porta de Mallorca and the Porta de Vila Roja as well as 26 towers were strategically positioned to provide security to the city against possible attacks by pirates and privateers who came to the North of the island. Sounds like adventure tale doesn´t it? Let’s continue!! After suffering and resisting several attacks, new sections were added. However, at the end of the 19th century part of the walls collapsed and the locals demanded protection of this architectural gem. Their efforts would end in 1974 when the walls were declared to be of Historic and Artistic Interest "Conjunto Histórico Artístico”. When you visit the city walls you will understand why it is so important that this marvel is preserved so it can continue to be admired by the visitors who come to the walled city of Alcudia.
What to see at the medieval wall of Alcudia
If you want to visit the walled city of Alcudia, here at Zafiro Hotels we would recommend that during your visit you went up to the top of the walls to contemplate this historic city from up high and catch the breath-taking views towards the Sierra de Tramuntana, stroll around Alcudia along Camí de Ronda, which is the road that circles the walls on its inside which is approx. 2.5km you can enjoy the view of the old town from the battlements, travelling back in time. One of the most impressive parts of the medieval walls of Alcudia are its Gateways. As mentioned above, they were originally three, the Porta des Moll or Xara, the Porta de Mallorca or Sant Sebastià and the Porta of Vila Roja which has only recently been discovered. Don't forget to take a photo of yourself standing at one of its gates especially at Porta des Moll which still has the original portcullis, it will make a great souvenir of your visit! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AZwfWTlUSTw
Hotels from which to visit Alcudia If you are going on holidays to Alcudia, in search of a quiet but lively atmosphere and if you wish to relax and spend an unforgettable holiday full of adventure and unique experiences, we would recommend the following hotels in Alcudia:
This luxurious five-star hotel is in the perfect spot to enjoy a holiday in Alcudia, set in the Port d´Alcudia and just a few minutes drive from the city, the hotel Zafiro Palace Alcudia is the perfect choice for tourists looking for a personalized service, exclusivity and would like to stay in a place where design and comfort are in complete harmony. In this complex both children and adults alike can enjoy activities, themed restaurants, indoor and outdoor pools for children and adults only, jacuzzi and all the other comforts you could possibly imagine.
This hotel is in the heart of Port d'Alcudia is also just a few minutes from Alcudia City and only 200 meters from the beautiful bay of Alcudia. From the Zafiro Tropic you can visit the walls of Alcudia, spend days on the beach and enjoy the life that fills the Port d'Alcudia at sunset. At this magnificent hotel, you can also enjoy indoor and outdoor swimming pools and while the little ones of the family are having fun you can relax in the chill out pool area for adults only.