Ciudadela lies on the west coast of Menorca, the largest island of Spain. Menorca is located in the Mediterranean Sea and is part of the Balearic Islands archipelago. It is the old capital of the island. Its remote origins have left an important archaeological heritage in the area, in the form of megaliths such as the “taulas” (megalith), the Talaiot and the navetas.
This beautiful port city’s historic quarter, called Es Born, is surrounded by medieval streets filled with palaces, churches and fortresses. Nearby, visitors will discover excellent Minorcan coves and beaches, as well as remote fishing towns. To all this you must add the delicious traditional cuisine from Minorca, based on seafood and fish.
Things to See & Do
* Old quarter
* Museo Municipal de Ciutadella – museum
* Bastió de Sa Font
* Es Born – old parade ground of the medieval city
* Palace of Vivo
Cruise Season – Feb to Dec
Currency – Euro (€)
Language – Spanish
Land Area – 2640 km² – Majorca
Population – 778,000 approx – Majorca
Electricity – 2 round pins European style
Time – GMT/UTC + one hour
International Country Telephone Code – + 34
Port Location – The port of Ciudadela is located in a cove at the foot of the city.
Travel Links – People generally arrive on the island in one of two ways: by air or by sea. If traveling by air visitors will arrive at the island’s Aeropuerto de Menorca, located about 4 km. outside of the island’s main town, Mahon. Ground transportation from the airport to Ciudadela is available by taxi, bus, or rental car. Some hotels also offer private shuttle services.
Visitors who wish to travel to Minorca by boat can do so with a number of companies. Cape Balear Tours offers ferry service from nearby islands, while Balearia, a larger ferry company, offers water transport from several cities in mainland Spain.