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 are stunning.

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1. Bastió des Governador

0.61 MILES

This colossal bastion dates from the 14th century, but was heavily restored in the 17th century following the 1558 Turkish attack on Ciutadella. Clamber…

2. Ajuntament

0.63 MILES

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

3. Plaça des Born

0.65 MILES

Ciutadella’s main square is a gracious affair, framed by handsome 19th-century buildings like the neoclassical Palau Torre-Saura and fortress-like…

4. Obelisco des Born

0.66 MILES

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…

5. Palau Torre-Saura

0.69 MILES

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

6. 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…

7. Catedral de Menorca

0.75 MILES

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…