Square in Ciutadella

Plaça des Born

Plaça des Born

Ciutadella’s main square is a gracious affair, framed by handsome 19th-century buildings like the neoclassical Palau Torre-Saura and fortress-like Ajuntament. The obelisk at its centre was raised to commemorate...

Historic Building in Ciutadella

Palau Salort

A couple of Ciutadella's magnificent noble homes are open to the public seasonally, including the splendid 1813 Palau Salort, which unfolds behind a neoclassical facade. On the ceiling of the entrance hall you'll...

Church in Ciutadella

Església i Claustre del Socors

The baroque Església dels Socors, with its lovely tile-patterned floors, was built between 1616 and 1670, and contains striking works by Menorcan artist José R Torrent. Attached is the 18th-century Convent de...

Cathedral in Ciutadella

Catedral de Menorca

Ciutadella's 14th-century, single-nave cathedral was built in Catalan Gothic style on the site of Medina Minurqa’s central mosque (the belltower visibly reuses part of the original minaret), though its baroque...

Museum in Ciutadella

Museu Municipal

Within the 17th-century Bastió de Sa Font, the single, vaulted gallery of Ciutadella's town museum provides an excellent insight into the island's history through a small but eye-opening display of Talayotic,...

Tower in Ciutadella

Castell de Sant Nicolau

About 1km southwest of the town centre, this stout little 17th-century watchtower stands guard at the southern head of Ciutadella's port entrance. Views over the waters to Mallorca and southwards along the coast...

Archaeological Site in Ciutadella

Naveta des Tudons

Six kilometres east of Ciutadella, Menorca's best-preserved stone burial chamber was constructed around 1000 BC. The remains of over 100 individuals were excavated here in the 1960s, most dating from the 9th...

Market in Ciutadella

Mercat de Peix

Set in a pleasing 1895 building dressed in elegant green-and-white-check tiles, the city's small fish market is one of Spain's few remaining examples of 19th-century cast-iron architecture.

Notable Building in Ciutadella


An imposing fortress-like building, Ciutadella's town hall dates from the 19th century.

Notable Building in Ciutadella

Palau Torre-Saura

The most grandiose of several 19th-century buildings overlooking Ciutadella's main square, with an impressive neoclassical facade. It's closed to the public.

Street in Ciutadella

Carrer Ses Voltes

The attractively arcaded central Carrer Ses Voltes is lined with smart shops, restaurants and bars.

Monument in Ciutadella

Obelisco des Born

Looming at the centre of Ciutadella's majestic main square, this obelisk monument honours the townsfolk who died trying to ward off the Turks on 9 July 1558, an attack which saw most of the city's buildings...

Walls in Ciutadella

Bastió des Governador

This colossal bastion dates from the 14th century, but was heavily restored in the 17th century following the 1558 Turkish attack on Ciutadella. Clamber up for expansive views across the city's port.