Ciutadella, a walk through history
Located at the western end of the island, with an area of 186 km2, Ciutadella is the largest town on Menorca.
The former capital of Menorca and important and beautiful historical and cultural features, remains the permanent seat of the bishopric. It is a city of stately profile accused.
The old town of Ciutadella is a small fortified city, hence its name, where Muslim heritage is reflected in the intricate and lively downtown streets, which are lined with shops, terraces and cafes.
Its ancient culture permeates every corner of the city
In every corner of the city breathes history: the Plaça d’es Born, City Hall, the Theater des Born or different palaces.
Ciutadella shows marked signs of his episcopal character at the convent of Santa Clara, the Church of Sant Crist and the Seminar and Diocesan Museum. Although above all so special and stands the Cathedral of Menorca. The Cathedral is located at Plaza Pius XII and the only existing medieval church on the island of Menorca.
Worth visiting the city during the popular fiestas of Sant Joan, 23 and 24 June, where the city is overflowing with joy and celebration.
You should go see the charming port ofCiutadella de Menorca, a typical Mediterranean area, where you can enjoy a variety of restaurants and nightlife.
It’s very interesting to visit the St. Nicholas Castle, which is inserted into the mouth of the port ofCiutadella, the former defense tower, octagonal, from where you can see a wide panorama to the west, with the island of Mallorca in the background.
At the gates of the city we find the Naveta des Tudons, the prehistoric monument of the island’s most famous landmark. In addition, we visit the coast of Ciutadella, formed by a multitude of magnificent beaches and coves.