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 destroyed.

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1. Plaça des Born

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

2. Ajuntament

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

3. Palau Torre-Saura

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

4. Palau Salort

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A couple of Ciutadella's magnificent noble homes are open to the public seasonally, including the splendid 1813 Palau Salort, which unfolds behind a…

5. Bastió des Governador

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

6. 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…

8. Església i Claustre del Socors

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The baroque Església dels Socors, with its lovely tile-patterned floors, was built between 1616 and 1670, and contains striking works by Menorcan artist…