Spain: Discovering Alcudia

 

Alcanada beach, SpainDiscovering Alcudia – where to go for the best scenery and most interesting sites

Situated in the northern part of Majorca, the municipality of Alcudia has built a reputation as one of the most family friendly holiday resorts that Spain has to offer. Tourists can gain a lot from a visit – sunny beaches, a rich cultural heritage, an abundance of shops and a range of golf courses ensure that it has something for everyone, but there’s one simple activity that is usual on everyone’s list of things to do. The natural landscape of Alcudia and its many historical sites, coupled with its excellent weather, make it a great place to do some walking and explore. Here are two of the best paths to try out.

Your first point of call in Alcudia should be its Old Town. The majority of the township that you can see today was built following Catalan conquest in the 13th Century, but prior to that, Alcudia had been controlled for a time by the Romans. Inside the Old Town you can find architecture reminiscent of the Roman occupation, including the old remains of the town and a small Roman theatre. The Catalans built a wall around the Old Town during the 14th Century, which still stands today and makes for some excellent viewing. Whilst exploring the town, it’s also well worth trying out its market stalls, which are opened every Tuesday and Sunday.

Alcanada shore SpainIf you’re going to visit just one beach in Alcudia, it should be Alcanada. The route to the beach, accessed by exiting Alcudia via carrer de Pollentia, is in itself one of the best walks in the area, showing off some of the municipality’s finest scenery. To find a hotel that is well placed to finding this part of the township, as well as its more central sites like the Old Town, looking on Co-op travel’s website will ensure that you get a decent price with minimal effort.

Once you reach Aclanada, you will find one of the best looking beaches that the Balearic Island has to offer. Vegetation can be seen dotting its coastline and, further along the coast, you can find a pebble beach. If you fancy taking up a spot of golf, Alcanada is also the location of one of Alcudia’s most popular golf courses.

About the Author: Jenni Tulip  loves to spend her holidays exploring Europe and writing about her experiences at Co-op Travel.

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One response to “Spain: Discovering Alcudia

  1. I am travelling to Majorca in April 2016 and trying to decide whether to stay in Alcudia or Magaluf or Can Picafort. Which is the best place to stay at when travelling with family with small kids? Waterparks, beaches and birdwatching would be interesting.
    Can you please reccommend which of the above towns will be best suited? Patrick

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