By Lisa on Aug 17, 2013 with Comments 5
Alcudia is home to one of the most important historical sites in the Balearic Islands, 14th century walls, the vibrant market and beautiful countryside. And all these are sights I can enjoy every time I walk the half hour from my house to work.
Why thirteen photos? No reason actually, just that that’s how many I took! It may sound a lot but they are quite nice so please stick around…
I live in Old Alcudia and my office is in Puerto Alcudia. As I told you the other day, I work in the main office at No Frills Excursions.
No Frills Excursions in Mallorca is our Destination of the Month at the moment and as well as showing you some of the amazing fun days out we have on offer I am also telling you a bit about my own role in the company.
And today it’s all about getting to my place of work so you can step into my shoes and we are going for a walk from my house to my office… Come on.
As today is not market day in Alcudia, we have an unobstructed view of the Puerta de Xara, one of the main old entrance gates of the city, before we walk through it.
From this old entrance gate we can see straight down the main thoroughfare where the quirky gift shops and clothes shops are. But this is early in the morning so the street is deserted and we have it all to ourselves.
We’re not going down the main street though, we are going to take some of the back streets instead.
This is my favourite street; it’s where we find Sa Portassa and Can Costa, two of the best restaurants in Alcudia, belonging to two brothers.
We turn the corner and we are near the library. It’s closed, of course, at this time. We can see that the bunting is all still up through the streets, left over from the San Jaime celebrations the other week.
The bunting has lasted even right by the church, and gives a bit of a celebratory atmosphere to the old town.
The church is our half way point. And it’s all downhill from here; we just cross over the pedestrian crossing and head down the hill towards the port. We walk right by the Roman ruins of Pollentia. If we look over our left shoulder we can see the church in the background and the ruins in the foreground.
Across the road we have a completely different view; one of countryside and the mountains.
If we just look a little further ahead, we can see the resort of Puerto Alcudia looming in the distance.
As we continue down the hill we pass one of the oldest chapels of Mallorca, the chapel of Santa Ana, dating from the 13th century. It’s a tiny but beautiful chapel normally, but it’s having some restoration work done at the moment and is covered in scaffolding.
When we get to the bottom of the hill we see the horse roundabout, one of the biggest and most stupid (in my opinion) landmarks of Alcudia and also the indication that we are now in Puerto Alcudia.
My office is just at the end of the street and it’s already 8am, which means I am going to be a few minutes late, so I’d better hurry. I’ll leave you here, but if you are stuck for something to do in Alcudia you could jump on the Alcudia Xperience open-top bus, or you could step into my shoes and join me on a completely different stroll around the old town. Have fun.
About the Author: Lisa, born and grew up in England, live in Mallorca, Spain... Have visited more than 20 countries, have twice as many to yet visit, love sharing experiences....