On May 2014, the Thomas Cook Ironman 70.3 Mallorca will have place in Alcudia. The strong competitors on these demanding race will have to swim 1,9 km, ride a bike along 90 km and finally run 21,1 km. To welcome the athletes participating on the Ironman Be Live Grand Palace de Muro has create a special discount package. It include 30% discount on spa services, welcome drink, cycle store, free entrance to the Spa and unlimited use of its facilities (circuit), safe deposit box, sauna, special food for athletes and transfers on request. The package, called Be Ironman, is only available stays between 03/05/2014 and 12/05/2014. Minimum stay required 2 nights.
Alcudia is one of the most beautiful cities in Mallorca. It old downtown is located over a peninsula in between two different bays. The city combines 30 kilometers of white sand and blue waters beaches with a historical settlement. Alcudia was founded by Jaime II in 1325, and was declared officially city by Carlos V, the planet King. The old downtown is a mixture of fisherman houses with medieval and renascence buildings.
Alcudia’s old church was order by Jaime II in 1302. Sadly this church was completely destroyed in 1893 and replace by the actual one. Inside the building there is the Saint Christ Chapel that constituted the oldest part of the church, and the only survivor from the original construction. Also, inside the church there is display the Parrish Museum collection. It has interesting liturgical objects and some great paintings.
There is a lot to visit in Alcudia besides its nucleus, but the most remarkable places are the roman archeological site of Pollentia and the Santa Anna chapel. The little oratory is 400 meters away from downtown. It was constructed in the thirteen century.
The roman archeological site in the antique city of Pollentia is the most attractive visit in Alcudia. It was founded in 123 b.C. by Quintus Caelius Metellus. Today, it is open to visitor. Pollentia had two ports that help the city became prosper and popular as a commercial settlement. Unfortunately, the city evolve into a necropolis when the commercial route lost its popularity. This archeological site still being excavated, especially by volunteer and student on summer.