Ciudadela Travel Guide

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    by himalia11 Written Oct 25, 2013

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    The Plaça des Born is the main square of the town and is found above the harbour and next to the old town. It formerly was a tournament place and now is a nice square with flowers, trees, a fountain and a 22m high obelisk in its centre. This obelisk was built 1857 to remember a severe attack in the 16th century.
    Besides, there are several palaces around the place, of which the Town Hall quickly catches your eye. It traces back to the Moorish governor palace and was rebuilt in the 19th century. It's an impressive sight and with its pinnacles it resembles a bit a castle.

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    by himalia11 Written Oct 25, 2013

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    In the former Saint Augustine convent (Convent i Claustre de Sant Augustí), you find a museum with a variety of different exhibitions spread over several rooms. There are interesting archaeological finds, a collection of paintings, old instruments (like camera or globe), padded animals, mussels, and so on. Also there's a little chapel and the planted cloister court is very nice. Besides there's another church, "Església del Socors", which was built in the 17th century like the monastery. The church looked like a building site as they are restoring it. But the wall paintings look impressive and I'm sure it will look nice after the renovation.

    Admission: 4€ for both the cathedral and the Diocesan Museum.

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    by himalia11 Updated Oct 25, 2013

    The cathedral was built in the 14th century in gothic style with one nave. Some reconstructions and expansion was done later on, and in 1813 a neo-classical main portal was added in front of the gothic one.
    There's an admission to visit the cathedral, but it's worth it! There's many interesting to see, with 12 chapels at the sides of the nave, the nice rosette and stained glass windows. You also can visit the chapter house with the old sacristy and communion chapel. Here you find a small exhibition of religious items from various centuries like chalices, monstrances, incense burners, candle holders and vestments. We got a free leaflet in English with information which had information about the sights in the cathedral, and in the chapter house you could find additional information in various languages.

    Admission: 4€ for both the cathedral and the Diocesan Museum.

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    Bus at the Pla��a dels Pins

    by himalia11 Written Oct 25, 2013

    Ciutadella is pretty easy to reach, as most bus connections on Menorca seems to either go to Ciutadella or Maó. We came from Cala Galdana and arrived at the Plaça Menorca. From there it's less then 10 minutes to the old town. At least if you follow the correct street (Carrer Lepant)! We somehow went in the other direction as there was a sign to the port – or rather the Port Hotel. That way we reached the sea promenade, but it was very nice there! Following that promenade, we then reached the old harbour.

    There's another bus station at the Plaça dels Pins which is directly next to the Plaça des Born and the old town, and I had expected to arrive there. But there are different bus companies on the island and it seems they end at different stations – TMSA at Plaça Menorca and Torres at Plaça dels Pins.

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