What to see near the port of Menorca (Ciutadella)
Strolling along the streets of Ciutadella you will soon realize that it is not an ordinary seaside resort. What was once the capital of Menorca, in fact, is a city full of monuments and places of historical and artistic interest.
On Plaça d'es Born - the ancient parade ground at the center of which stands an obelisk in memory of the victims of the Turkish assault in 1558 - the Town Hall building, which over the centuries has hosted the governor Arab) and the royals of Aragon. Being the largest square in the city, it is often used for events and demonstrations.
A stone's throw from Plaça d'es Born there is the puerto antiguo de Ciutadella de Menorca, that is the tourist port that with its bars represents the heart of the Menorcan nightlife.
Continuing your tour to discover the historic center of Ciutadella, you will come across a whole series of buildings strongly influenced by the Arab taste or which retain some elements that recall that culture. This is the case of the Cathedral of Santa Maria, built on a pre-existing mosque: the arches of the ancient minaret are still present in the bell tower.
Other notable places of worship in the city are the church of the Socors with the cloister, the church of the Roser eir esti of the convent of Santa Barbara.
The Museu Municipal, the Castell de Sant Nicolau (an eighteenth-century watchtower overlooking the harbor) and the characteristic fish market are also worth a visit.