When looking for some inland adventure during your cruise, make sure to visit the stunning town of Alcudia that boasts rich cultural heritage and many impressive monuments to witness its importance through centuries.
The gorgeous old town that dates back to Medieval times hosts a vibrant shopping market twice a week, providing a day full of adventure and treasure hunting. Colorful stalls with a wide selection of products ranging from fresh fruits and vegetables to artisanal crafts offer a multitude of choice, as well as a glimpse into the traditional Mallorcan shopping experience. Make sure to taste the delicious oils, cheeses and sobrasadas offered by hospitable salesmen that you can take home with you after the vacation is over.
The Alcudia market is open from 8 am until 1 pm, held on Tuesdays and Sundays, giving you plenty of time to find presents and souvenirs to remind you of your unforgettable Balearic vacation.
Paseo Mare de Deu and neighbouring streets turn into a shopaholics mecca and welcome dozens of locals and visitors who come to see one of the largest markets on the island and get a glimpse into the authentic atmosphere of the region.
You are guaranteed to stumble across a gift to suit the likes of everyone back home. Hospitable merchants will let you taste the delicious cheeses, hams and wines, making the visit a fun cosmopolitan gourmet experience. A colorful offering of stylish handmade leather goods, unique jewelry pieces, garments, and souvenirs will cater to any style preference, and if you buy several products you can bargain your way into a great price.
When you get tired, you can take a break in one of the numerous cafes and restaurants nearby. Basico Gastrobar offers a chic modern setting where you can enjoy mouthwatering Mediterranian cuisine, while the Pura Vida Surf Cafe has great healthy meals and green smoothies if you’re looking to just grab a quick bite before exploring other sites in Alcudia. Any culture vulture will enjoy exploring the iconic sites of this charming town, including the Roman city of Pollentia, Yannick and Ben Jakober foundation and the 14th century Monographic Museum.