Renaissance shows up
In the historic centre you can find plenty of examples of casals, houses which were restored, mainly in their facades, during the 16th century to adapt them to new stylistic tastes.
During the War of la Germania (1521-1523) Palma's noblemen sought refuge in Alcúdia. They introduced humanistic ideas which influenced the local aristocracy who adopted them. With these new ideas a new stylistic language was introduced, which was applied to the construction of the most important casals of Alcudia. Many of them have reached our time almost untouched. Some examples are Can Castell, Can Fondo - nowadays seat of the History archives and exhibition hall -, Can Canta, Can Doménech - nowadays seat of the Consortium of the Roman City of Pollentia - and Can Costa.
The following casals can be visited:
Can Torró: From Tuesdays to Sundays from 10 am to 2 pm. From Tuesdays to Fridays from 4 pm to 8 pm. Mondays closed. http://www.cantorro.es
Can Fondo: From Tuesdays to Sundays from 10 am to 1.30 pm. From Tuesdays to Fridays from 4 pm to 8 pm. Mondays closed.
Can Doménech: Ask Consortium of the Roman City of Pollentia
HOW TO GET THERE
By car, on foot, by bike:
The casals are in the historical centre of Alcúdia.
Autocares Mallorca to Alcúdia town centre
Ask the taxi driver for Alcúdia centre
- Taxis Amics d´Alcúdia. Tel. (+34) 971 54 96 91
- Taxis d´Alcúdia. Tel. (+34) 971 54 97 66 & (+34) 971 54 98 70
Cultural routes: Alcúdia historical town centre
Culture: Can Torró, a pioneering library on the Balearic Islands