The beautiful and historic town of Ciudadella is one of the most fascinating resorts in the Balearics. Located on the west coast of Menorca, the town has a long, rich history and is perfect for families or couples looking for a little culture while on holiday.
When you think of package-holiday deals to Menorca, Ciudadella probably isn’t the first resort that springs to mind. It has grown in popularity in recent years however, and is no longer considered just a short-break destination. The town has some impressive, modern hotels catering for international clientele and offering fantastic accommodation for families. Others might prefer to stay in self-catering properties and go out for meals in Ciudadella’s excellent restaurants. Locally-caught fish features heavily on menus alongside traditional Spanish dishes. The town also has a thriving pavement café scene and there is no better way to soak up the local atmosphere than sitting with a drink and watching the world go by. Package holidays in Ciudadella are ideal for those enjoy great food and local colour in picturesque surroundings.
The town does not have its own beach, although there are several within easy reach. The nearest sandy beaches are located a couple of miles to the south of Ciudadella and offer the usual water-sports and facilities. Transport is excellent in and around Ciudadella and it’s possible to visit the nearby resorts of Cala’n Blanes and Cala’n Forcat if you fancy a day in a more tourist-oriented environment.
Holidays in Ciudadella aren’t complete without a visit to the town cathedral. Originally built as a mosque, it was rebuilt as a Christian church in 1287. There is history everywhere you turn in this charming town and it can be hard to see everything. Taking a couple of days to walk around the old streets is a great way to come across little known architectural gems and points of interest.