Things to See and Do in Ciutadella

Our photo tour will show many of these attractions and their locations.

Shopping

Ciutadella has a wide variety of simple souvenir through to very stylish boutique clothes , shoes and hand made jewellry shops. Plus there are lots of Cafes for those little stops. Don't forget that Siesta applies here so from 13:00 to 17:00 nothing will be open. Evenings are the best time for shopping, with a lovely atmosphere, taking in some Tapas aswell. The main market for summer clothes and shoes is on Friday and Saturday mornings during summer (see below).

Summer Clothes
Souvenirs
Boutiques

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Just before the city begins entering from the ME-1 are a range of factory outlets for leather and ceramic goods. There are also large supermarkets ( Lidl,Diskont,Mercadona) on the Poligno ( industrial park ) offering very competitive prices for self caterers. Bus no. 60 will take you there.

Markets

A travelling market ( circa 40 stalls ) offering good value leatherwares,shoes and summer clothing along with costume jewellery sets up Fridays and Saturdays 09:00 - 14:00 on Ciutadella's main square ( Placa des Born )

In peak season, mid June to mid September there is a nightly handcrafts, jewellry market along the steps to the old port Evening Markets in Summer. 22:00-24:00

Markets

Kids - see photo tour and maps

For Teenagers there is snorkeling ( with sea scooter ) Archery, mountain biking and kayak hire. For teenage Horse lovers riding and shows nearby.

For young Children there are public play areas ( climbing frames, slides ). Basic

Tobogan is a popular snack Bar Restaurant in the resort centre which a has a small "Water park" (Nothing too exciting though.), play area for small children and a mini golf course in their grounds. Ideal for younger children where adults can ( also eat ) can keep on eye on them while relaxing. The water slides operate on a "pay as you go" basis. (Prices as of 2013 ) 3 slides 1 Euro, 14 slides 3 Euros and 28 slide 5 Euros. Mini Golf is 3 Euros.

Worth a visit:

10 km bus 65

Water Park and Karting - Aquarock Cala en Bosch

Aquarock is a collection of water fun, electronic amusements, trampolines and Go Karting. Staff are vigilant and the facilities clean and modern. On site Cafeteria with sensible prices. The waterpark is open daily (May - October) from 10:30 until 18:00 children under two are free. Over 11's count as adults. The Karting track is next door open daily from 10:30 until 22:30 See web site for current opening times and prices. Bus no. 65 from Ciutadella. Address Cova Des Moro, Cala en Bosch tel. 971 387 822

www.aquarockmenorca.com

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After 15:30 the water park entrance price is halved but closes at 18:00. Afterwards you can visit the nearby marina with its other childrens attractions ( eg Goody fun park ) with relaxation areas for mums and dads, have something to eat or just watch the world go by. Of the two waterparks this is perhaps the better one to visit.

Water Slide
Wave pool
Great fun when switched on
Main Pool
Large Relaxing Pool

Bubbles Pool
Wave Chutes
Cafeteria
'Hamster Balls' 7 Eur

2 km bus 65

Water Park - Aquapark Los Delfines

Is a collection of wet and dry fun. Water slides and pools for big and small with trampolines and bouncy castles for smaller ones. On site basic food restaurant and entertainsments for older children. Open See web site for current opening times and prices. Reduced prices after 13:00

www.aquacenter-menorca.com

Open daily May - August from 10:30 to 18:30 ( september/october see websites ) children under 3 free, 2-11 10 euros and over 11's 19 Euro unlimted time. Sun loungers 2.80 Sunshades 2.80 Euro

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Afterwards you can visit Los Delfines commercial area with its wide variery of shops, Bars and Restaurants.You can get a hand stamp to return later.


Must See and Do

Historic City Centre

Spanish Palaces

There are 11 palaces alone in Ciutadella from the time when it was the island's former capital. Several beautiful small palaces, among them Casa Saura, Palacio del Baron de Lluriach, Palace Torre Saura and Palacio Martorell, all 17th and 18th century. So many in fact that even the town hall is in a former palace. Tours and guides are available from the local tourist office opposite cathedral.

Cas Comte and Can Vivo
Ciutadella Palaces
Palacio Salort
Ciutadella Palaces
Palacio Salort
Ciutadella Palaces
Bishops Palace
Ciutadella Palaces


There are Museums, Galleries, Shopping and ten pin bowling.

Ciutadella's culture and history is in the streets all around you and all easily reachable on foot. Casa Museu Torrent, Museu Municipal, Museu Diocesa, Palau Salort ( palace ) to name just a few.

Online Audio Guide

Museums and Sights in Ciutadella

Museum Diocesa Ciutadella

The Museu Diocesa de Menorca is set in a beautiful 17 century former baroque convent Saint Agustine with a wonderfull open courtyard at it's heart. The building alone is worth a visit.

Permanent exhibitions of the island's early inhabitants (Talayotic eras), Contemporary painting (Pere Daura) and from the 17th to 20th centuries. Religious art and gold and silverware.

Open in Summer Tues. to Sat. 10:30-13:30 hrs., evenings Tues. to Sat. 18:00-21:00 hrs. Free entrance on Sunday mornings (closed evening) Closed Mondays and public holidays.

Open in Winter Tues. to Sat. 10:30-13:30 hrs., Closed Sundays, Mondays and public holidays.

For information tel. 971 481 297. Carrer del Seminari, 7 Ciutadella 07760.

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Museum is located right in the heart of the delightful pedestrianised old city, close to the atmospheric food (fish ) markets and full of lovely side streets to wander and explore.


Culture and History

Ciutadella's culture and history is in the streets all around you and all easily reachable on foot. Casa Museu Torrent, Museu Municipal, Museu Diocesa, Palau Salort ( palace ) to name just a few.

Online Audio Guide

Museums and Sights in Ciutadella

Historical Sites Island WEST

For mini downloadable guides, current opening times and entrance prices visit www.menorcamonumental.org

In the west of the island near to Ciutadella you will find more of the islands early historical sites.

Naveta des Tudons - Ancient monument, Son Catlar - prehistoric village, Cala Morells - extensive cave dwelling and burial chambers

Historical Sites Island WEST

Naveta dels Tudons

Naveta dels Tudons is a pre-talayotic burial monument (constructed around 1,500 B.C ) and considered as one of the greatest treasures of all the prehistoric monuments the island has. One of a number of 'Naveta' it is built from huge stone blocks which resemble an upturned boat. Navetas feature a doorway into a burial chamber where along with the bodies of the dead offerings such as bronze or china figures were left. Naveta del Tudeons is 13.6 m long with a maximum width of 6.40 m and height of 4.5 m - so not small!

Mao-Ciutadella road, km. 40. Open Tues. to Sat. 0915-2030 hrs., Sun. and Mon. 0930-1500 hrs. Entrance 2 euros, free on Sun.

Naveta dels Tudons
Burial Chamber
by Isol

Sant Joan Festival

A wonderful sight is to watch over 100 immaculately prepared horses and riders in their pristine costumes parade through Ciutadella's old city streets. The Menorcans love their festivals and especially the chance to show off their stunning native horses. The most eagerly awaited moments are the cargols, when riders circle specific points along the route and especially the "jaleos", where riders bring their horse onto their rear legs - "Jaleo"- The young brave hope for good luck by touching the horses heart as the horse dances above them. Much Pomada ( Gin and Bitter Lemon ) is drunk during the festival, but is very good natured. Note: The riders care too much about their horses for this to be stressing for the horses.

Fiesta de Sant Joan in Ciutadella is held annually 23-24 th June.

Caution: Small children should stay clear of the inner city areas where there will be large boysterous crowds and horses rearing in tight spaces. Placa Des Ses Palmes is a safer place to watch the horses parade. There is a big increase in vistors to Ciutadella during this period so accomodation is difficult to find.

Sant Joan Fiesta

Sant Joan Ciutadella
"Jaleo"
"Jaleo"
Sant Joan Ciutadella

Sport

As a city there is a decent sport offering including allsorts of waters sports

MTB and BMX Centre

A new professionally designed MTB and BMX track with jumps and obstacles ( floodlight ). You start on the roof to get up speed! With cycle hire and changing facilities. Also modern gym complete with indoor and outdoor Bar Restaurant. See www.sportbikemenorca.com for details.


Action Activities

Riding

There is riding from Menorca Son Angel . Riding Stables

Costa Nova Karting

Largest track on Menorca with 'faster' karts available. Singles and Doubles (to take as passenger)

Open May - October. Open 10.00am-7.00pm. ME-1 Km point 35 - 7 km from Ciutadella.


From wandering around the tiny old city streets, guided tours to longer walks in the nearby country side and along the coast.

Walks

Family Walks around Ciutadella

Longer Walks around Ciutadella

It is easy to get around Cuitadella on bike and for specialists there is a Mountain Bike / BMX skills track nearby - see below. Cycle Hire

Cycling around Ciutadella

Mountain Bike routes around Ciutadella

Cycle routes around Ciutadella

Nearby to Ciutadella

Lithica

A former stone quarry used for art, summer concerts and festivals. Extensive site with Medieval gardens to wander. Source of the stone for many of Ciutadella's palaces and grand buildings.

Menorca Holiday Tips

Full Moon Fiesta. On the full moon in August there are spectacular stage shows (changes each year) .

Cala Morell

A small quiet fishing village resort and residential ares on the north west coast set in dramatic rocky coastlines. Best known for the extensive man made (Bronze and Iron ages) cave dwellings nearby that give a real sense of cave "living" ( though many caves were also for burial ). Some are sophisticated with central roof columns and 'windows'. Some are obviously younger and larger, cut with more advanced metal tools, but the smaller older ones gives a view into another world. A good place to combine with a visit to the beautiful virgin beach of Algaiarens and walks through the very attractive valleys of Vall de Algaiarens.

TIP bring a torch to see the really special ones

( 7.2 km bus 53 )

Ferreries

Is a traditional island town occupying a beautiful location and providing a dramatic moment for all drivers as the main island road ME-1 meanders through a very picturesque and narrow gap in the hills. Ferreries is surrounded by beautiful hills and countryside and spectacular valleys ( Barranc d'Algendar ) and history. A great start point for scenic walks,cycling and horse riding. Two Horse shows just outside town.

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Every Saturday 9-1 pm there is a small farmers and craft market in Placa Espanya ( main town square ) with fresh farm produce, fruit and handicrafts including ceramics and basket crafts. At the Poligno there is a Jaime Mascaro factory outlet offering high quality leathers goods at reduced prices which are sold mostly in French, Italian and German boutiques.

Ferreries


Castillo Menorca

Is an out if town childrens entertainment area set in extensive attractive grassed gardens combined with an outlet store with lots of parking. Ideal place for the children to loose their energy and mums to well, do what mums do best at outlet stores. The outdoor entertainment has lots to climb on,swim in,bounce on and swing from. Bordering the outside area is a for menorca large Snack Bar with internet access.

In the main building there is a large outlet shop with branded goods plus local 'souvenir' items. Next door is the Costa Nova Karting track , with decent sized track.

Open May - October. Open 10.00am-7.00pm. ME-1 Km point 35 - 7 km from Ciutadella.

www.castillomenorca.com

Castillo Menorca
Shallow boating pool
Outlet Store
Go-Karting

Excursions from Ciutadella

Boat Excursions from Ciutadella

Boatrips along coastline south and north of Ciutadella , including some sunset trips to Pont Gill (scenic sea landmark ). Note departures are from old City harbour.

  • Menorca Blava ( www.menorcablava.com ) offers full day trips ( 10:00 - 17:00 ) to south west beaches, with swim, beach stops and lunch included. Sunset trips on saturday evenings 7 - 9 pm ( includes music,appetizer and welcome cocktail ). Bespoke trips for larger groups.
  • Rutas Maritimas de la Cruz ( www.rutasmaritimasdelacruz.com ) Offers full day trips up to Cala Galdana along the south west beaches, with swim, beach stops and lunch included.
  • For boat hire/charter www.menorcaboats.com.
beach visits
by Menorca Blava
Excursion boats
Located in old harbour
Pont den Gil
Sunset
Sunset trips
Menorca Blava

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Son Angel - Horse Riding

Set close to some stunning countryside Son Angel is a working farm offering horserides for all. Rides between one, two and three hours for beginners going up to five day routes for experienced riders. Some interesting routes to Algariens Virgin beaches as well as from Son Saura beach to Calan Turqueta, Macarella or Macarelleta.

For bookings call Antonio Bosch 609833902

Menorca Tips

On the road to virgin beach playa Algaiarens so combine the two!

Photos copyright and courtesy of www.cavallssonangel.com

Son Angel
Son Angel
Son Angel

Our tips for Ciutadella

Sant Joan Fiesta 23rd, 24th and 25th of June.

Fiestas - What to expect?


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