- SQM 120
The completely renovated townhouse with roof terrace is located in the beautiful mediaeval town of Alcudia, in a quiet area in the old town, two blocks from the Roman wall that surrounds the city and two streets from the town hall. The beautiful old town is ideal for shopping and strolling, and on Tuesdays and Sundays there are market days in Alcudia, where you can prepare your fresh produce in the modern kitchen or at the barbecue. You can easily reach beautiful beaches of the bay of Alcudia.
The house has a large multipurpose room on the ground floor with comfortable sofa and a TV and a bar. There are darts and a chessboard. Here is also the kitchenette and a bathroom. The house is ideal to relax with the family or with friends or to exercise themselves. There are two bicycles available for guests to explore Alcudia by bicycle.
On the first floor is the living room with balcony to the street, the modern kitchen with exit to a small terrace with barbecue and rear the washer and dryer. On this floor is a large bedroom and a bathroom.
On the second floor are two bedrooms with shared bathroom and a spacious and beautiful roof terrace with a refreshing outdoor shower.
As early as 123 BC, Founded as a Roman settlement under the name Pollentia , Alcúdia is the oldest town in Majorca. The town name indicates the great Arab influence, which still characterizes the entire Balearic Islands to this day. It can be derived from the word "Al-Qudya", which means "the hill" from Arabic and gives a clue to the location of the historical city center on a mountain saddle.
Alcúdia is located on the north coast of Majorca, just 54 kilometers from the capital Palma de Mallorca. However, the historical city is hardly influenced by a tourist infrastructure, but is a popular destination for day-goers. With its imposing gates, the well-preserved city wall and lovingly restored buildings, the medieval city is definitely a worthwhile destination. The small pedestrian area of Plaça Constituçio is located in the center of Alcúdia. The centerpiece of the old town is the church of Sant Jaume, built in Gothic style.
Numerous archaeological finds prove that the area around Alcúdia since 2000 v. Is inhabited. In the year 123 BC, Chr.Took place after the conquest of the Balearic Islands by the Roman troops under consul Quintus Caecilis Metellus Balearicus the foundation of the city Pollentia. During the Moorish and Arab domination of Mallorca between 902 and 1229, Pollentia was no longer present. Name such as the design of today's city Alcúdia go back to this Muslim embossed period.
In 1282, Alcúdia, which initially existed as a country estate, was mentioned for the first time. In the meantime, a settlement was established, which made King James II of Mallorca an administrative center. Still today, parts of the church and the old city wall are preserved, the construction of which begins around the end of the 13th century. In the following centuries, Alcúdia became a center of commerce and was declared a city in 1523.The rulers expressed their gratitude for granting the city privileges to support the insurgent guilds and peasants during the revolt of 1521. The economic importance of Alcúdia declined with the 18th and 19th centuries; it was only in the thirties of the 20th century that the Historical city as a tourist destination revived.
Top5 travel tips for Alcúdia
With its enchanting, medieval flair and the impressive church of Sant Jaume , the beautifully restored old town of Alcúdia attracts many visitors. Especially in the evening, the historic core comes to life when numerous lights give the Plaça Constituçio a very special atmosphere.The many restaurants, cafes and shops invite visitors to stay and enjoy. On Tuesdays and Sundays, the weekly market takes place, attracting tourists from the surrounding area.
The kilometer-long, fine white sand beach of Alcúdia knows how to thrill. In fact, Playa de Alcúdia has the reputation of being one of the cleanest beaches in the whole of Mallorca. In any case, the clear and pleasantly sloping water is ideal for family trips by the sea.
For those who are interested in history, there is plenty to discover in Alcúdia. Thus, in the picturesque neighborhood of the medieval town church and city wall, the excavations of the original Roman settlement Pollentia can be visited.The visitors are waiting for the remnants of an ancient residential district and the forum, which has been financed with fingertips. But the highlight of the archaeological site is the Roman theater. The archaeological museum , which is the visitors of the Roman occupation, contains further finds.
The Natural Park of S'Albufera is located on the northern border of Alcúdia. With over 200 bird species, numerous fish, insects and reptiles, this huge swamp area has the largest biodiversity in the Balearic Islands and has emerged from a lagoon. The well-developed hiking and biking trails make it easy to explore the park, as well as providing an insight into the undisturbed habitat of the animals at observation points.
A real secret tip for travelers with a sense of beauty is the Jakober Art Foundation and Gardens near Alcúdia. The non-profit art foundation offers visitors a beautifully designed sculpture park and rosengarten as well as a world famous collection of child portraits from the 16th to the 19th century. The Arabian-style main building houses an extensive collection of paintings, in addition to its exceptionally beautiful interior decoration.
Sports and leisure in Alcúdia
Friends of golf can get their money's worth in the Club de Golf Alcanada .The complex has the reputation of being one of the most beautiful golf courses in Majorca and offers a direct view of the sea in front of an impressive natural scenery. However, the club does not exclusively appreciate golfers: the cuisine of the adjoining restaurant is considered outstanding and serves an excellent lunch menu.
Well hidden in a bay is the Playa Coll Baix . Its crystal clear water and natural sandy beach can only be reached by boat or after a long hike over the wooded mountains. But the effort is worth it, far away from the tourist streams, you can enjoy nature here.
The wild forces of the wind on the north coast of Majorca can be detected directly with a kite.Beginners are supported by the teachers of kite Mallorca who, in their lessons with professional equipment and a lot of patience, approach their students individually.
Top-rated restaurants in Alcúdia
Located directly in the old town of Alcúdia is the C'an Costa in the Carrer St. Vicenç . The kitchen offers a mixture of typical Mallorcan and international dishes, served in a pleasantly rustic atmosphere. For the guests a lovingly furnished interior, a terrace facing the street and a quiet patio are available.
Traditional crafts, love of good taste and a passion for modern brewing technology link the brothers behind the Beer Lovers brewery in the historical center of Alcúdia. The beer brewers open their doors every Friday to the house of their grandparents, where the brewery is housed. A guided tour is recommended for every beer lover, who would like to get an insight into the art of the brewery. Then the quiet courtyard offers the ideal ambience to enjoy the beers.
The L'Arca restaurant is located in a splendid nineteenth-century town house.With its typical Mallorcan character, it is seamlessly integrated into the old city center of Alcúdia. The spacious inner courtyard, framed by the historic walls, offers a shady spot at noon and a romantic flair in the evening. The extensive menu offers something for every taste, while the kitchen focuses on the processing of fresh, seasonal products.
3 Bathroom, 3 Bedroom, 1 Kitchen
SleepingBed linen, 3 Queen bed
CookingCoffee machine, Cooking utensils, Dish washer, Kitchenette, Kitchen stove, Microwave, Oven, Refrigerator, Toaster, Water cooler
OutsidePrivate Balcony, Private Terrace
EntertainmentWireless Broadband Internet, TV (Satellite)
SanitaryTowel-set, Hot Tub
OutsideCharcoal grill BBQ