Alcudia is a port town in the Spanish autonomous territory Balearic Islands. The town covers a total area of approx 60 km2 (23 mi2) and has population around 3,000. The port is located on the northern coast of Majorca Island.
Alcudia is a resort town mainly popular among families. Most of its hotels are in Port d'Alcudia and Platja d'Alcudia along the 14 km (9 mi) long beach stretching to Can Picafort. The well-preserved Old Town is surrounded by a medieval wall and features many houses from the 13th-century. Outside the town walls, there are remains of a Roman town with an amphitheater. North of Alcudia is the 19th-century built bullring (bullfighting arena).
The old town hosts an outdoor market on Sundays and Tuesdays. Inside the town walls are also several popular bistros and restaurants famous for their home-cooked food. Most restaurants in Port Alcudia are around the Marina and most of them are only open during the summer tourist season. Further to the north and west can be found coves and several beaches good for snorkeling, swimming, sunbathing. Alcudia is also well-known for its annual St Jaume Festival, held in early-July for 9 days.
Regularly-scheduled cruiseferries link Alcudia to mainland Spain (Barcelona) and Menorca Island (Ciutadella de Menorca). The company BALEARIA serves the Alcudia-Barcelona route with 15 weekly crossings (travel time ~6 hours) and the Alcudia-Ciutadella route with 4 daily crossings (travel time ~1 hour). A second large ferry company (TRASMEDITERRANEA) serves the Alcudia-Ciutadella route with 12 weekly crossings (~2 hours travel time).
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