Ciutadella Holidays

Ciutadella Holidays

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On Menorca’s west coast, Ciutadella holidays are all about exploring its old centre and harbourside restaurants with plenty of nearby beaches when you want to kick-back and relax.

Nicknamed Vella i Bella (the old and beautiful) for its gold stone buildings hiding years of history, you could easily spend an afternoon ticking off its ancient attractions. From a grand palace to a beautifully preserved cathedral and century-old watchtower, Ciutadella’s architecture will be the highlight for history buffs. But that’s not all you can look forward to. Once the sun goes down, there’s no better way to get a feel for the island than an evening spent sampling its wine and tapas bars.

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Map of Ciutadella

7°C - 30°C

Ciutadella has a Mediterranean climate. Summers are dry and warm and winters are mild with periods of rain.

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You will fly to Menorca Mahon Airport (MAH), which is around a 40-minute transfer from Ciutadella.

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Architecture lovers: Ciutadella’s old town is home to incredible architectural treasures, making it a great place for exploring. Visit the 13th-century cathedral – a Gothic-style structure built over an ancient mosque. Or discover Plaça des Born, Ciutadella’s central square featuring an array of beautiful 19th-century buildings.  

Sunseekers: Soak up the sunshine on Ciutadella’s nearby beaches, such as Cala en Blanes and Cala Macarella. Whether you sit back and relax with a book or get involved in exhilarating watersports, Menorca’s glorious beaches will not disappoint.  

Foodies: Head to Ciutadella’s idyllic harbour to sample the delicious local cuisine. This area is abuzz with outstanding restaurants and cafés, boasting everything from tapas to fresh seafood dishes. The waterfront makes for a wonderful dinnertime setting, with lovely views all around.

Fast facts for Ciutadella

Language: Spanish is the official language of Ciutadella. Catalan is also widely spoken.    

Currency: The currency used across Ciutadella is the Euro (EUR).

Local time: Ciutadella is one hour ahead of GMT/UK time.  

Fly to: You will fly to Menorca Mahon Airport (MAH).    

Flight time from UK: Around 2 hours 30 minutes. 

Tourist Information: Further tourist information can be found at Ciutadella's tourism website.

Visa / Health: Before you travel, check the latest advice from the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office.

Getting around Ciutadella

By foot: The easiest way to travel around the town is by foot. Ciutadella is relatively compact, and many of its shops and top attractions are within walking distance from one another.   

By bicycle: Menorca is a cycle-friendly destination, featuring plenty of bicycle lanes and bike hire stations.  

By bus: Menorca has a straightforward, reliable bus system. There are several stops located throughout Ciutadella, meaning hopping on a bus is a great way to explore the area if you don’t fancy walking. 

Events in Ciutadella

Fiestas of Sant Joan: Every year during the Summer Solstice, Ciutadella holds the Fiestas of Sant Joan – a traditional event that celebrates Sant Joan (John the Baptist). This is the most spectacular festival across the Balearic Islands, taking place over three days. Most people come to take in the spectacle that is Caragol des Born, a procession of horses and skilful riders making their way through Ciutadella’s main square.  

Ciutadella Music Festival: This is an annual music festival held in the cloister of the city’s Church of El Socorro seminary. It first took place in 1973 and features a programme of performances by opera singers, orchestras and musicians.  

Ciutadella Markets: Every Saturday, open-air markets are held in Ciutadella’s Plaza del Mercat, from 7am until 1pm. Here, you can purchase a range of Menorcan items, such as crafts and flowers, alongside fruit and vegetables. A fish market is also held in the same location and takes place from Tuesday to Saturday between 7am and 2pm. 

Ciutadella safety and security

For up-to-date advice on travelling to Ciutadella, please visit the FCDO website.

Ciutadella weather

Temperature: Ciutadella has a Mediterranean climate, with warm, dry summers and mild winters. The hottest month of the year is August when the average maximum temperature is 30°C. The coldest month is January when the average maximum temperature is 14°C.   

Best time to visit: If you want to make the most of Ciutadella’s fabulous climate, the best time to visit is between June and August. Those hoping to relax on Ciutadella’s picturesque beaches and swim in the sea, should head here from June to October when the water is warm and pleasant.  

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