Ciudadela – Menorca

 

Transfer Time – 1 hour

Best for – Couples looking for a traditional town with history and culture thrown in.

Ciudadela was once the Capital of Menorca, an “oldy worldy” village steeped in history. Located on the western tip of the island and within easy reach of other stunning resorts such as Cala ‘n Forcat and Cala ‘n Blanes, this is just the best resort for having best of both worlds. A cosmopolitan feel, lively night-life and sights that will take your breath away.

Daytimes in Ciudadela can be spent exploring the winding, narrow streets, taking in all the old buildings, Moorish style and Gothic churches and palaces. There is a stunning cathedral in the Plaza de Pio XII and Palace Torro SSaira that is a must see, just out of this world. The medieval architecture is fascinating and will feed any culture vulture. As well as history, Ciudadela is a fabulous destination for shopping, with countless shops, boutiques and souvenir stalls, weekly markets and is just a perfect location for picking up some local wares and bargains. The is no beach as such in Ciudadela, however you are only a stones throw from nearby resorts such as Cala Blanca and Cala ‘n Forcat, both of which have stunning beaches, with gently shelving golden sand, shallow safe waters and plenty water sports to pick from. There is two water parks within a short drive too, so days can be varied and an adventure, what ever you decide to do.

Once the sunsets in Ciudadela, this is when the town really comes to life. The choice of bars and cafés, cocktail bars and nightclubs all turn up the music and the town rocks into the early hours, however its not on the same scale as San Antonio or Magaluf, its a more cosmopolitan experience and quite upmarket too. The shops and boutiques are open until late and many prefer to shop then, when the temperatures have dropped slightly. Take a trip into Cala ‘n Forcat or Carla Blanca for a more laid back nightlife but with evening entertainment and a more family feel to it. Now eating out in Ciudadela is awesome, the choice of restaurant is endless, with wonderful tapas and traditional Spanish menus right through to your international restaurants offering Indian, Chinese, Italian to name but a few. Then you have your take aways, fast food and cafes offering snacks, the choice is yours, Ciudadela has it all.

Cuidadela is is a great location for getting out and exploring this wonderful island in the Balearic’s. However, you often find people coming into resort, not leaving, especially during June when the Festivals begin and is considered the most popular month to come here. Escape the crowds with an island experience excursion, there are a number of trips offering trips into Cala Galdana and, or Fornells or up to the Monte Toro, the highest and more beautiful point of the island. Everyone should try to take in the islands capital of Mahon, with its 17th century fortress and medieval buildings and winding streets, a wonderful harbour, just perfect for sitting out, enjoying a meal and watching the world go by. For the young and young at heart, Menorca has 2 amazing water parks too.

Joanna Baker

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23 years and counting which included 2 years YTS with Team Travel, 3 years in Crete as a rep for LTS/Sunworld. 11 years in Lincoln/TUI (6 years self-employed), 8 years with Low Cost Sunshine

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