Altstadt von Alcudia

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    The name Alcúdia comes from the Arabic "Al-Qudya" and means "the hill", which indicates the location of the historic city center, which lies on the mountain saddle between the Bay of Pollença and the Bay of Alcúdia, which are separated by a flat mountain range are separated.
    Around the Alcúdia estate, whose first documentary mention under this name in a notarial record dates from 1282, a settlement soon formed, which in 1298 became king's parish and center of King James II of Mallorca (Jaume II de Mallorca) Administrative area was raised. The construction of the church (from 1302) and the old city wall (from 1298), which was completed in 1362 and of which parts are still preserved, date back to this time, such as the two city gates Porta de Sant Sebastià (also called Porta de Mallorca) and Porta del Moll (also Porta de Xara).

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  • Dropsi 🚴

    Under King Charles I of Spain from the House of Habsburg, who later became Emperor Charles V of the Holy Roman Empire, Alcúdia was named city in 1523 with the associated privileges. The Habsburg double-headed eagle still adorns the city coat of arms.

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    • March 8, 2020

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