The old walls delimit the magnificent historic quarter of Alcudia. The ruins of the Roman town of Pollentia stand opposite them.
The town of Alcudia conserves its medieval walls in perfect condition. The first defensive ring was built in the 14th century, designed by King Jaume II, and the second was built three centuries later. Today, part of the old wall delimits the historic centre —livened up on Tuesdays and Sundays by an interesting market— and one can still see the old access gateways.
Opposite the walls are the ruins of Pollentia, which was Mallorca’s most splendorous Roman town during the 1st and 2nd century AD. By visiting the site one can imagine what everyday life was like in this ensemble of buildings after the Roman conquest, with spaces like the public square, remains of temples, workshops and a theatre. The Pollentia Monographic Museum conserves objects that were found during the excavations.
Beaches and coves
As well as the extensive sandy beach of Port d’Alcúdia, the municipality contains some wonderful spots beside the sea, like Es Barcarés and Es Morer Vermell, with a pleasant, friendly atmosphere. In Es Mal Pas, we find the twin beaches of Sant Joan and Sant Pere. On the way up to the shrine of La Victòria, the spectacular seabed of the beach of S’Illot, with views of the bay of Pollença, is a paradise for diving or canoeing and coasteering. And the most coveted treasure is the gorgeous pebbly beach of Alcanada, with transparent waters and a peculiar islet with a lighthouse.