The historic centre of Alcúdia dates back to the 14th century after the Catalan conquest of the island. King James II of Mallorca ordered the construction of the walls to protect the city and the island from possible enemy attacks. In the 17th century, the second Renaissance walled enclosure was built and is currently being restored.
Alcúdia was declared Artistic and Historical Heritage in 1974 and is currently the best-preserved walled historic enclosure on the island.
In the Historical Centre of Alcúdia you can visit buildings impregnated with history, of great beauty and architectural value. Among them, in addition to the Gothic and Renaissance palaces, some of the most charming inland hotels on the island stand out. There are also civil, religious and cultural facilities: the Town Hall, the Can Torró Library, Can Fondo, Can Joanet, Can Domènec, the Roman City of Pollentia and its museum, the Church and the Parish Museum of San Jaime, the Bullring... as well as other unique buildings such as the Alcúdia Auditorium and the Can Ramis building, where the Tourist Office is located.
The centre is pedestrianised and its streets offer a wide range of gastronomy and shops.
Every Tuesday and Sunday there is a craft and food market that dates back to the 14th century.