*Ciutadella is situated on the western coast of the island of
Menorca (Balearic islands, Spain).
*It has a population of about 24.000
inhabitants. It is a town of approximately
190 square kilometres and the area is flat.
The mother talk is Catalan.
*Ciutadella that offers several places of
interest, important and beautiful
monuments and historical buildings.
*Ciutadella has a very good and interesting
gastronomy that can offers you, to have a
*That very beautiful and unforgettable
walks and wonderful views, landscapes,
and very special beaches. This is the why
its people feel proud of the city.
Many countries and cultures have had
contact with Ciutadella, Menorca and its
inhabitants throughout history, and each
has left their particular stamp and vivid
memories, though these have not always
Menorca have had domination for some
different cultures like next ones: Greek and
Roman culture; Moorish; Turhish; Bristish;
French and for finaly, Spanish one, by
Alfons III the Liberal king of Cataluña-
Ciutadella has an important beautiful town
centre with historic and attractive buildings,
and offers visitors memorable walks through
its ancient centre.
City council Town museum Cathedral
The old town is surrounded by the
Contramurada, an avenue which defines the
old walled town and a network of narrow
streets of Moorish and Medieval origin.
SA CONTRAMURADA SES VOLTES
Wandering through its old narrow streets,
one can see the interesting design, façades,
cornices, cobbled streets and chapels that
give their name to some of the streets, coats of
arms and shields on buildings, many
important old monuments and interesting
churches, different architectural styles and
splendit old places of the hithertonobility,
most of them datingfrom the XVII-XIX
centuries, which today house souvenir shops,
bars and other businesses on theirground
A city walk might start at the beautiful Born
Square: formerly a parade ground, there is
a 22 metre high obelisk from the XIX
century, commemorating the Turkish
assault in July 1558.
The people of Ciutadella enjoy and offer to
visitors a wide an important variety of
cultural events. Outdoors with festivals,
traditional events, folk dancing and singing.
The most important resources nowadays are
agricultural farming and livestock farming-
cattle, sheep and pigs, for the production of
milk products and the manufacture of
traditional sausages (sobrassada, botifarrons
and cuixots) are the commonest, although
hens for fresh eggs and apiculture are also
Ciutadella is a town of fishermen
Ciutadella is a town of shoemakers and
costume jewellers, so the shoe, costume
jewellery and leather goods industry is
traditional and of particular importance.
Ciutadella, as well as the whole island of
Menorca, is a land of contrast, a paradise of
traditions and customs.