Flora and fauna
Puig de la Victòria, Punta de Manresa, Son Fe, Puig de Sant Martí and S’Albufereta are Alcúdia’s principal natural areas.
The origins of Alcúdia are rooted in an ancient Muslim farming community called ‘Al-Qudya’, which in Arabic means hill, although the indications are that the earliest settlers date back to the pre-Talaiot period, sometime between 2000 and 1500 BCE.
The Roman city of Pol·lèntia and the Roman Theatre are situated south of Alcúdia’s historic quarter. They were declared a Historic-Artistic Site in 1974, together with the medieval wall that surrounds the town.
Other places of interest include the Major Tower, built in the 17th century to defend Alcúdia from pirate attacks, and ‘Cova de Sant Martí’, a natural cave linked to the arrival of Christianity to this area.
The local cuisine is renowned for its mouth-watering flavours and variety. Traditional dishes include frit de porc (stir-fried pork, potatoes and peppers), tumbet (Majorca’s version of ratatouille), arròs brut (a meat and vegetable rice dish) and sopes mallorquines (vegetables and meat simmered slowly with bread to soak up the stock).