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Ciutadella

Ciutadella Holidays

On the western coast of this beautiful island in the Mediterranean Sea, sits Ciutadella. This ancient marvel is a must-see if enjoying a family holiday to Menorca. As you follow history's wandering journey past bustling markets, stylish bars and bobbing yachts, you'll be romanced by the sights and sounds of the fine Spanish citadel of Ciutadella.

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Colour your life

Ciutadella's elegant, tall houses of pastel shades line each street and are inked with black shutters, closed to keep out the midday sun. You'll be blown away by how picturesque this place is, and itching to snap photo after photo in front of such handsome scenes.

It's easy to move from the grand monuments and mighty cathedrals, to small unassuming market stalls, friendly traders and cosy tapas restaurants. So grab a seat on a bar's terrace and look over everything the city has to offer, feel like royalty and bask in the sun's golden glow.

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  • Roman Catholic
  • Euro
  • Catalan
  • GMT + 1

Set the mood

The atmosphere in Ciutadella is nothing short of romantic. The vibrant central squares, with their dreamy surroundings, make for intimate settings in which to dine out in fine style with that special someone.

Afterwards you can take a walk, arm in arm, down to the harbour. The gentle creak of the boats moored in the marina and the water glowing in the moonlight, starred with the reflections of lights from the surrounding taverns is simply magical. You'll be hard pressed to find a more poetic end to your evening but if you're not done yet you can uncover a secret wine bar and settle down for one last glass. A fine spot to cuddle up and let Ciutadella wash over you.

Just around the corner

It's easy to get around when you're staying in Ciutadella. The taxi companies, bus service and car hire companies are all very efficient and cost effective, enticing you to explore the island.

There are plenty of beaches right nearby with regular buses and coaches running from Ciutadella to all over the island, so you can take your pick of the sandy shores. Cala des Degollador is a particularly close strip of beach, which is popular with locals – so you know it's good. If you're looking for more city fun, then head to Mahon and sample the delights of Menorca's capital with its huge natural harbour.

A night to remember

For nightlife, there's no reason to leave Ciutadella as it has big venues including the famous Space Menorca nightclub, which boasts great music until sunrise. The purple lights of the disco shine bright in the darkness and lure locals and travellers alike to dance away the hours until the morning light.

If you're not much of a party animal, then you can spend your evenings sampling the high delights of the four and five star restaurants in the city, or have a cocktail or two at one of the luxurious bars.

And for the kids...

If you've got little ones itching to get down the beach, or find a pool to play in, Ciutadella goes over an above this with lots of exciting activities for the young ones. The city used to be a favourite for pirates in Roman and medieval times and, as a result, a number of cruises are available which will take you landlocked lubbers around the island. It's perfect for kids, so get your peg legs and eye patches out, and get ready to set sail.

If this isn't your thing, then take them to one of the nearby resorts, where you can jump in the pool, or to a waterpark to throw themselves down the Kamikazes. The excitement never ends during package holidays to Menorca, and it's at your finger tips when you're staying in Ciutadella.

If the idea of a break here invokes feelings of bliss, be sure to check out our great deals on cheap holidays to Menorca.