The appealing and atmospheric city of Ciutadella attracts thousands of tourists with its antique charm and cosmopolitan culture; impressive architectural achievements pepper the winding streets of the Old Quarter, while the relaxed harbour affords a pleasant picture of maritime majesty. If you get there early enough, you can watch diligent fisherman hauling their catches to shore, ready to be served in one of the many remarkable restaurants. Shady squares, refined waterside restaurants and harbour facing benches are just a few of the spots designed to relax and rejuvenate in this dynamic and delightful destination; a sun set over the harbour is a truly magical experience as the water appears to emit a violet hue.
Hailed as the attractive city’s most picturesque square, the Placa d’es Born is steeped in history and rich traditions; an imposing obelisk points heavenwards to commemorate the lives lost in the Turkish invasion. The buttery, sand stone arches of regal buildings surround the square, offering an air of imperial majesty.
Absorb the Gothic grandeur of the Ciutadella Cathedral, a 13th century structure whose sturdy, stone frame and imperial arches survived aggressive invasions and destructive wars; inside, dizzying domes and prismatic stained glass windows provide a remarkably religious experience.
With its turbulent history of death and destruction, the island’s Museu Municipal de Ciutadella de Menorca was always going to be an enthralling journey through bygone days of perilous pillaging and bloody wars. A captivating collection of artefacts explore the rich cultural and historical heritage of the city while also showcasing stunning visual delights.
Rich and robust flavours are stereotypical of Mediterranean cuisine, and no restaurant maximises fresh and fabulous ingredients more than Ca’s Ferrer de sa Font. With its lovingly furnished interior and fabulous fusion menu, the restaurant prides itself on refined Mediterranean flavours, perfect presentation and impeccable service. Signature dishes include traditional Menorcan dishes such as suckling pig, slow roasted lamb and rich risotto.(Carrer Portal de sa Font, 16, 07760 Ciutadella de Menorca)