Ciudadela de Menorca
Ciudadela (in Catalan, Ciutadella) has more than 27,000 inhabitants and is the second urban nucleus of the islandbehind Mahón. Its name in Catalan is Ciutadella. Ciudadela has a stately air. Walk the narrow streets of the historic center of Ciudadela evokes passion and sensuality, strolling through the port to the Castillo de San Nicolás, stopping along the way and having a beer in the Plaza del Borne or in the Plaza de Ses Voltes, are some of the things you can do in Ciudadela.
The best of Ciudadela
- Menorca Cathedral: built between the 13th and 14th centuries on an old mosque, it is the most important Gothic building in Menorca.
- Plaza del Borne: its obelisk commemorates the heroic defense of Ciudadela against the Turkish attack of 1558. It was erected in 1875.
- Plaza de la Esplanada: next to the Plaza del Borne, it is the place chosen to celebrate mass events.
- Castillo de San Nicolás: it was built at the end of the 18th century to defend the city’s port.
- Municipal Museum of Ciudadela: 17th century building that exhibits a large collection of prehistoric objects. Fue inaugurado en 1995.
- The Port of Ciudadela: an emblematic place of Menorca, beautiful. You have to pamper yourself and go to one of its many restaurants.
The rissaga is a natural phenomenon that characterizes the port of Ciudadela. It happens in summer under certain atmospheric conditions and consists ofthe sea oscillating up and down until it overflows. It is a sight to see the ships level up in just a few moments.
The last major rissaga occurred on June 15, 2006, destroying more than twenty-five vessels. A dam is currently being built to mitigate the effects of rissaga.
Delve into Menorca and discover places with a lot of charm. Without a doubt Villas Etnia is the best option to rest after a long day of visits and tourism.
“Menorca is a charming island in the Mediterranean, with incomparable beaches and coves of golden sand …”