Roman City of Pollentia
Update 24/09/19. Roman City of Pollentia, the most important Roman archaeological site in Mallorca.
The Roman City of Pollentia is the most important Roman archaeological site in Mallorca. It is located outside the medieval walls of the historic center of Alcudia, near the Church. It is open to the public and has a large parking area next to it.
The Roman City of Pollentia was founded in 123 BC and for a time it was the Roman capital of the Balearic Islands due to its strategic location and also because of the geography of its coast, where its ports hosted an important naval transit.
The Roman City of Pollentia at that time was a modern city and was endowed with drinking water and sewerage. Among the remains of the city you can clearly see the residential area called La Portella and the town square called El Forum.
In addition to the remains of the city, there is also the Roman Theater of Pollentia , located on the outskirts of the city, near the old Puerto Romano and is one of the most important elements of the ancient city. Its main characteristic is that it is excavated in the rock, so today it is kept in very good condition, has a capacity of 2,000 people, currently in summer there are some acts.
In Alcudia, near the Roman Ruins of Pollentia you can visit The Pollentia Museum , where you can see materials recovered from the excavations carried out in the Roman City of Pollentia, such as sculptures, ceramics, coins ... .
The Roman City of Pollentia is a very important point in the history of the Roman Empire in the Mediterranean.
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How to arrive:
The Roman City of Pollentia is in the vicinity of the church of Sant Jaume de Alcudia, there is a parking area nearby