Discover Alcudia and Pollença12/05/2011
Discover Alcudia and Pollença.
Mallorca's most northern towns have beautiful scenery stretching as far as the eye can see, lively nightlife, renowned beaches and a rich architectural heritage that dates back to Roman times.
Alcudia: Roman, artistic and seductive
The small town of Alcudia is surrounded by a well-preserved Roman wall, which contains the town's breathtaking beauty. Wander the streets of Alcudia and lose yourself in their tranquil atmosphere, with only the sound of other amblers breaking the peace.
Alcudia's surroundings also offer many places of interest, including the Roman city of Pollentia with its bridge, ruins and Roman theatre.
Pollença: beach, landscapes and literature
In the neighbouring area of Pollença you'll find the Cabo de Formentor, a viewpoint that runs for kilometres. It combines dizzying heights, impressive views of the Mediterranean and Menorca, and some of Mallorca's most rugged scenery.
Formentor is the setting for a beach edged by pine trees, with sands lapped by the Mediterranean sea. It's also the site of the historic Formentor hotel, the mythical venue for discussions between 20th-century writers such as, among others, Jorge Luis Borges and Carlos Fuentes.
Formentor's pine-tree beach seems to embrace the waves that the Mediterranean brings to its shore. Formentor is a wonderful 21st-century beach with a hint of other times.