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Pincelada del municipio

Alcúdia is the name of a Majorcan town where our association has its roots. Here is where most of our traditional culture activity is developed. For those who do not know our island we offer you a brief stroke about our town.

Alcúdia is mainly composed by a mountainous and wooded peninsula that divides the north east coast of Majorca in two bays: to one side the Bay of Pollença, cut by small coves, rocky, deep,...and to the other the Bay of Alcudia, open and sandy. Between the two, with the sea on both sides, we can be found, a medieval-style town, enclosed by an almost complete belt of 14th century walls and moat. Inside this net of irregular and winding streets we can find manor houses and renaissance windows scattered around the old town, which has been restored and closed to traffic. The gothic Saint James’ church, rebuilt in the 19th century, and the renaissance chapel of Holy Christ with its monumental baroque altarpiece, must also be mentioned. Immediately outside this historical centre we find the ruins of Pollentia (“the powerful”), the old roman capital of the Balearic Islands. The excavated part can be visited and the roman theatre too, where every summer a Theatre Exhibition takes place.

The bay of Alcúdia is one of the most important tourist centres of the Balearics. It enjoys a notable hotel presence due to the long beaches of its coast. Even so part of this coast (forests and beaches) is protected, due to its environmental interest and proximity to the Natural Park of l’Albufera. This park is of a great ornithological interest; every year it receives a great number of visits and guides are also available.

The yearly celebrations calendar is varied. We highlight Saint Anthony, around the 17th of January; Saint Peter the last days of June; those of the Victory hermitage, the first and second of July; Saint James and Holy Christ, the last days of this same month; the Fair, which takes place the first weekend of October...etc, as well as those celebrated in all the Christian-catholic area (Christmas, Easter,...).

We will avoid bringing in all the wide range of Majorcan food tradition as it is already well known (ensaïmades, robiols, panades, ...) and because it could make up a whole vast section in the world of Majorcan tradition.