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Ciutadella of Menorca

With approximately 25,000 inhabitants, Ciutadella is the most western of all the municipalities on the island and was the capital of Menorca until English rule. Nowadays it is a fairy tale-looking city. It is a pleasure for visitors as they transport themselves to sensations and ambiances from past centuries, wandering the old town through extremely narrow-stoned streets, lightened by the white colour of the humble houses or the shiny stone of the stately homes.

The old town of Ciutadella brings together a great historic interest. Upon first sight, one appreciates the difference with the newer part of the city, which was built after the demolishing of the old walls that, up until last century, surrounded Ciutadella. Nowadays known as Contramurada, the large promenade that borders the old town outlines the perimeter of the old Ciutadella. The palaces of the old nobility now find their raison d’être in the traditional festivities of Sant Joan, with the coats of arms of their families displayed on the facades. Built in marés stone, these buildings are a spectacle in themselves, and some of them can be visited.
Its small and modest marina is at the bottom of the city. There are restaurants to try the famous lobster caldereta, among other typical island meals on the promenade that surrounds the marina.

Featured areas in Ciutadella of Menorca

Cala Morell

Morell cove is located north of the Ciutadella municipality and gives name to the residential estate that encircles it. The place is filled with villas, but the main highlight of this cove is the group of prehistoric caves carved into the cliff and where there lies one of the most important necropolis of Menorcan Prehistory.

Calan Blanes

Calan Blanes is a small beach located north of Ciutadella. The residential estate that surrounds it has all sorts of services: hotels, supermarkets, stores, restaurants, water slides and beach bars. This is a very requested area among the visitors due to its proximity to Ciutadella village.

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Santandria

The coves Santandria and Sa Caleta belong to the community which bears the same name. It has various gastronomic and leisure offers. The beach is about ten meters long and twenty five meters wide. We can also find a defense tower in its surroundings and a bunker carved alongside the coast.

Cala Blanca

This beach adopts its name from its peculiar white sand and also stands out due to the transparency of its water. Its reduced dimensions –forty meters long and a hundred and fifty meters wide– turn it into a charming place. During the summer season, it is usually bustling with tourists due to its proximity to different hotels and vacation rental flats.

Son Cabrises

Only a couple of kilometers away from Cala Blanca, the residential estate Son Cabrises is a community of country houses that do not have services or access to the beach. Its proximity to Ciutadella, however, makes it an ideal spot to rest during the holidays, being simultaneously close to all the different beaches on the west side of the island.

Cap D’Artrutx

On the Artrutx cape there rises a spectacular lighthouse built in the 19th century. It now houses a restaurant. The area is surrounded by a residential estate of villas located so close to Calan Bosch that the neighbourhood seems to form part of this one.

Calan Bosch

White and with fine-grain sand, the beach at Cala en Bosch is eighty meters long with an average width of the same dimensions. The beach is one of the busiest in the area, especially during the summer months. The hotel facilities that surround it offer all sorts of commodities. it is also well known due to its marina where different ships offering tours to the caves in Ciutadella area depart.

Son Xoriguer

Son Xoriguer is a residential estate beside Calan Bosch that has numerous hotels. The beach at Son Xoriguer is a large sandy beach, not too sheltered from the southern winds and surrounded by green areas. On the left of the cove, there remains an untouched environment.

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The virgin beaches of Ciutadella

Ciutadella possess the gems to the crown of the virgin coves in Menorca: Son Saura, Calan Turqueta, Es Talaier, Macarella and Macarelleta. There is no tourist that would want to leave the island without having visited any of these wonderful coves surrounded by pine trees, white sand and with waters that cast the Caribbean ones in their shadows. Some internationally-renowned magazines and newspapers rate these beaches among the best ones in the world.

Distance

Ciutadella is located on the far west part of Menorca. Its distance to Mahón and the airport is the longest of all municipalities on the island, being 45 Km.

Public Transport

Ciutadella and Mahón are the two most important city centres on the island and from which the majority of public buses leave. Ciutadella is connected with all municipalities in Menorca as well as their residential estates.

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