This is town for the demanding visitor seeking something different from the sun, sea and sangria of the island's south. Located on the west side of the island of Menorca, the town of Ciutadella provides an antidote to anyone who thinks that the Balearic Islands are all about beaches and partying. There are 68,000 people in the town, which houses almost 40 per cent of the island's permanent residents. Visitors to Ciutadella holiday villas will be welcomed to the town by the striking statue of a rearing stallion which symbolises the town. Ciutadella has always played an important part politically and economically on Menorca, and its busy streets testify to this prominent role. The public transport system in the town is also excellent, certainly in comparison to much of the rest of the island's towns. Another charming coastal resort you could consider is Plougasnou Villa Rentals.
Ciutadella Holiday Homes - come and visit the jewel of Menorca
Although no longer the island's capital, Ciutadella is still the religious centre of Menorca. The impressive Cathedral dates back to the 13th century, and was raised on the site of an old mosque. The 17th and 18th century architecture of the town dates back to a period when the British controlled the island, while the town square is considered one of the finest in Spain. The pedestrianised streets of the town also possess some great shops, and are well worth exploring. Anyone staying in Ciutadella holiday rentals should also have a look at the harbour. Boutiques and shops are crowded amidst the restaurants and bars, while the sea front is a great venue for an evening stroll. Fishing boats still work from the harbour, while visitors might also want to see the arrival of the catamaran ferry from Majorca, which seems to be able to turn with just inches to spare. For anyone seeking something more active, or perhaps for those visitors who have brought children to their Ciutadella apartments, there are water parks and go-karting tracks to try out.
Ciutadella Accommodation - dance the night away in this idyllic Menorcan beach resort
The Festival of Saint Joan is a highlight of the town's social calendar, and this celebration centres upon the equestrian traditions of the island. Horses are ridden skilfully in the street, where they rear up on their hind legs and 'dance' to the music of the jaleo bands. Held annually on June 23 and 24, this is a great time to book a stay in some Ciutadella holiday rentals. A trip to Ciutadella holiday rentals will suit the more discerning traveller to the Balearic Islands. For a taste of the real Menorca, this is the place to head to. Searching for more beautiful holiday homes for your summer break? Take a look at Central Dalmatia Villas