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Alcúdia is located in the north-east of Majorca.
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Alcúdia is a municipality and township of the Spanish autonomous community of the Balearic Islands, and a main tourist centre on the island of Majorca. Apart from the nearby sandy beaches the main tourist attraction is the Hidropark, as well as being home to Hotetur Bellevue complex, the largest holiday resort in Europe. Every Sunday and Tuesday there is a market in the old town of Alcúdia.

The old town has an ancient Medieval- from XIV Century fort wall. The walls are not Roman, but there are remains of a Roman town just outside the town walls, in front of the Church of St. Jaume, called Pollentia. There is also a small Roman theatre. The walled town is beautiful, with much of it being pedestrianized and with plenty of squares with places to eat and drink. North of the wall is a bull ring, although most fights are mock fights. Further north and west are many coves ideal for sunbathing or snorkeling.

The beach at Alcúdia is 6 miles (9.7 km) long and stretches as far as C'an Picafort. Alcúdia joins on to Playa de Muro which is home to S'Albufera; a protected nature reserve that is very popular with bird-spotters. All along the white sandy beach you can rent pedaloes, parasails, banana boats, tubes and the like. The sea is very shallow for a long time making it ideal for small kids, and there is little, if any, tide. There are also bars/restaurants at regular intervals situated right on the beach. As you move South the resort gets quieter but the sea can be less calm.

From Port d'Alcúdia you can take boat trips around the coast of the north part of Majorca. You can take daily ferries to Minorca and Barcelona as well, but only during the tourism season.

The port has classier establishments lining the harbour. There are also nice shops along the harbour where you can buy porcelain, jewellery and the like. The harbour is pedestrianized and beautiful to walk along in the early evening.

Alcúdia is less than one hour from Palma Airport by car.

History of Alcúdia

In around 563BC, the Roman Empire (Spanish - Imperio Romano. Gorenian - Ius`r`џ δ`ob`λ Rouāvxà. Transliterated: Imperesh deosel Romaanuya) discovered Alcúdia but left before starting a battle. They settled in and spoke the language of Gorenian, which was picked up from other empires in the SPQR empire. As mentioned before they created these ruins outside of the fort. The language of Gorenian is still spoken in areas near the High Street, Hotetur Lagamonte and Bellevue; only about 2,000-4,000 speak it now.

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Coordinates: 39°52′N 3°07′E / 39.867°N 3.117°E / 39.867; 3.117

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