Holidays to Ciudadella, the former capital of Menorca, are full of historic treasures. A change from the usual Balearic holiday resorts, this bustling port town is perfect for those who like to explore. Stroll down cobbled streets, eat just-caught fish in the harbour area, or delve into quaint little shops. There’s an old cathedral to discover, as well as Italian-style 17th century architecture. The relaxed, Mediterranean way of life is contagious, so it won’t take you long to switch off. When you’re done discovering Ciudadella itself, hire a car or take a day trip into the stunning countryside that surrounds the town. For a more modern take on Menorcan life, head to Mahon, which is the island capital today. And don’t miss Menorca’s famously-good beaches – the huge stretch at Son Bou is said to be one of the island’s best. If you’re looking for a relaxing Med break with culture thrown in, Ciudadella holidays are a great choice.
Ciudadella is a wonderful place to explore, with its pretty architecture, Gothic churches and charming shops. To escape the midday heat, pop inside the peaceful environs of the old cathedral and marvel and the elaborate carvings. Just out of the old town, youll find the unspoilt, rugged cove that is Cala Morell perfect for a refreshing dip in the Med. Dont miss the chance to visit Lithica, a disused quarry thats been turned into a stunning garden and botanical trail. For a glimpse far back in the past, head to Talati de Dalt, the eerie but fascinating prehistoric remains. Shopping fans love Castillo Menorca, the castlefronted retail centre which includes a Lladro outlet and family amusements. For a slice of unspoilt white beach, go out of town to Playa Arenal de Son Saura. Other great activities on offer in the Ciudadella area include mountainbiking, boat trips and snorkelling. Elsewhere on the island, youll find watersports, a water park and a popular zoological garden.
Youll find plenty of places to eat out on holidays to Ciudadella. Most of the restaurants serve up local fare, including tapas, paella and the catch of the day. Youll also find a choice of other eateries, offering everything from Mexican eats to fast food.
It is your responsibility to ensure you have the correct travel insurance and vaccinations and / or special medication for your destination. Please consult your GP for advice at least one month ahead of travel. It is essential that you meet the visa and passport requirements for your chosen destination. Visit the Foreign & Commonwealth Office (http://www.fco.gov.uk) website for up to date entry requirements listed by country.
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