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The walls in Alcúdia

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The strategic location of the "City of Alcúdia", which was already acknowledged and valued during the Roman period, involved risks due to its proximity to the sea. Therefore, King Jaume II designed a protection system, the walls, with a double purpose: to protect the townsfolk and to build a stronghold in the northeast of the island against attacks from outsiders. The building period spanned from the end of the 13th century (1298) to the middle of the 14th century (1360). The walls consisted of a reinforced square structure of an average height of 6m with 26 towers distributed along the 1.5km perimeter, as well as a moat that has survived the passing of time. The walls, which surround the historic centre of Alcúdia, were declared a Conjunt Històric Artístic (Artistic Historical Site) in 1974 together with the remains of the Roman city of Pollentia. Throughout history this walled town has suffered successive modifications. For instance after the Guerra de Germanía (1523) three new bastions were built: Xara, Vila Roja y Església. At the end of the 19th century part of the walls collapsed and people claimed for protection of this architectural good. This effort would end in 1974 when the walls were declared particular Historic and Artistic Interest "Conjunto Histórico Artístico" .

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  • The walls in Alcúdia

    Kan anbefale en tur til gamlebyen i Alcudia. Butikkene er veldig fint laget i samme stil som byen. Vil du oppleve god is så er turen innom Sa Gelateria De Alcudia et must. Utrolig stilig interiør og atmosfære. Det er tett med butikker og restauranter som kjemper om kundene. Det går mest i suvenirer, sommerklær, sko, sjal, vesker, hatter etc.

  • The walls in Alcúdia

    Bonito lugar, las murallas son lindas nada más

  • The walls in Alcúdia

    à fairr le jour de marché

  • The walls in Alcúdia

    aussicht ok.kannman gesehen haben.

  • The walls in Alcúdia

    nice:)

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