For thousands of years, Ciutadella has served as a secure port for travellers in the Mediterranean. The wonderful city has many secrets to discover for those visiting Menorca. There are many historical sights of the past thousands of years. Moreover, festivals make the busy summer months more colourful. The Catalan speaker islanders are very friendly and open. Hundreds of small bays articulate the coast of Menorca, and most of them also function as natural beaches. In this region, you can leave the boring daily routine and forget about the problems. Why is it the best choice for sailing in Ciutadella? Stay with us and you will see!

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Location of Ciutadella

The Balearic archipelago is located in the western Mediterranean. One of its members is the island of Menorca. Ciutadella is the western end of the island. The settlement was built at the end of a very narrow, long fjord thousands of years ago. Its port has been established here, which is now the centre of city life. It has preserved its medieval charm, and among its centuries-old houses, small paved streets are bending. There are many beaches, natural sights and historical monuments near the town implied. The entire island is a member of the UNESCO Biosphere Reserve due to its unique wildlife. Islanders want to preserve the integrity of nature, so they turn to their greatest respect. If you are in Ciutadella, you can experience the harmonious coexistence of man and the environment!

History of Ciutadella

The official foundation of the city dates back to about 2000 years, but the latest archaeological excavation disagrees with this. The island was already inhabited by the founders of Carthage. Unknown people lived here who knew the science of yachting and built huge stone blocks. Multiple tons of huge size rocks were carved and stacked. Their dwellings were made without binders, and the stones were assembled with engineering precision. Around 200 AD, other peoples appeared on the stage of history: founders of Carthage, Phoenician traders, and then Roman conquerors. Almost all of the surrounding cultures appeared here. Moorish raised mosques, British raised forts, Spanish raised watchtowers. The game was determined at the beginning of the 19th century: this small island of paradise became the jewel of the Spanish crown. Their spoken language is Catalan but of course, Spanish is used.

Weather in Ciutadella

The island lies on the Mediterranean climate zone. As a result, its climate is classic: a mild winter-hot summer. In winter, the average temperature never falls below 15 degrees and there is a lot of rain. The strong north wind is typical, as the island is practically flat. Its highest point is 348 meters, so the storm passes through everything without barrier. The visible evidence of this is the overthrown trunk of old olive trees. The summer is even more fantastic! It is very hot; the daily average temperature is around 28 ° C. There is a lot of sunshine and there is practically no rain. The wind is easing, but luckily for the sailors, it doesn’t disappear completely. The weather doesn’t feel stuffy because of the air movement, although the humidity is quite high this time.

Main sights of Ciutadella

Old town of Ciutadella

The centre of the town is the area around the harbour. There is no wonder that this happened, as trade flourished here. Buildings serving the sailors were built here, and later on the town hall and palaces too. The Placa des Born is an iconic part of the Ciutadella, giving place for the above-mentioned buildings. Cathedral Menorca and many museums are located in this part of the city. There are cosy cafés and restaurants in every street where you can taste the island’s typical gastronomy.

Markets

Mercat Municipal is a very cosy little market next to Placa de la Libertat. Local producers offer aloud fresh meat, cheese, vegetables, and seasonal fruit. At chowder, you can choose between the catch fished at dawn. Homemade pasta, handmade beer, wine, and leather goods widen the offer.

Torretrencada Talayots

This ancient settlement is about 6 kilometres from Ciutadella. A fence made of stone and funds of houses can be seen since the distance of 4000 years. Pits carved into the rock are lying in the area. Huge rectangular stone blocks stand in the centre, which was built presumably for religious purposes. It’s like a giant playground!

Beaches in Ciutadella

Cala Galdana

Cala Galdana hides in a beautiful round-arched bay. It is South from Menorca, 15 kilometres from Ciutadella. The long, sandy beach is attractive for travellers looking for refreshment. Its water is beautifully clean, even in high season. It has all the infrastructures because this city is the most beautiful resort on the island! Next, to the beach, there are hotels, restaurants, and bars, and you can easily find a shop. You can also hire a canoe, kayak, or paddleboat to explore the nearby narrow bays. The unspoilt beaches of Cala Mitjana and Cala Macarella are just a few hundred meters from Cala Galdana. Visit them if you go around there because their romantic surroundings will be an unforgettable experience!

Cala Santandria

It is a smaller bay but even more beautiful! You will find Cala Santandria next to Ciutadella. The coast is sandy and the edge is rocky. In the sunlight, its water is shining like a jewel. You can rent striped umbrellas and comfortable sunbeds. Don’t miss the beachfront restaurant! After swimming, a large bowl of seafood will feel good with a glass of the wine of Menorca.

Cala en Bosch

This is a paradise for those who like active relaxation. Dive among the coastal cliffs and explore the underwater world. You can also snorkel because the water is so clear that you can see everything at a depth of 10-15 meters. If you like surfing, it is possible here! The beach has fine, soft sand and comfortable sunbeds. There is also a bar and a restaurant serving the guests. There is also a paintball court nearby, after a battle, have a bath in the light of the setting sun!

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Port of Ciutadella

Ciutadella is a port built in one of the western fjords of Menorca. It has space for 170 yachts with a maximum length of 23 meters. It provides complete services for the sailors. Water, electricity, and fuel are available. Ship repair workshops and first aid services are if necessary. There are restaurants, bars and also the possibility for shopping.
The port has several terminals separately for commercial, fishing, sporting and tourist purposes. Major improvements have been made in recent years, with several external harbours being built for larger yachts. Son Blanc is one of those sites where boats over 23 meters can be accommodated. Opening hours are from 8 am to 8 pm. Find yacht routes in Menorca or choose another boat hire in Menorca

Weather in Ciutadella

The climate diagrams are based on 30 years of hourly weather model simulations. They give good indications of typical climate patterns and expected conditions (temperature, precipitation, sunshine, and wind). The “mean daily maximum” (solid red line) shows the maximum temperature of an average day for every month for Ciutadella. Likewise, the “mean daily minimum” (solid blue line) shows the average minimum temperature.

Wind rose in Ciutadella
Wind speed in Ciutadella

The wind rose for Ciutadella shows how many hours per year the wind blows from the indicated direction. The diagram for Ciutadella shows the days per month, during which the wind reaches a certain speed.

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Day 1. Ciutadella – Cala en Bosch 9.88 km (6.14 mi), Day 2. Cala en Bosch – Son Saura 5.72 km (3.55 mi), Day 3. Son Saura – Cala Galdana 6.66 km (4.14 mi), Day 4. Cala Galdana – Son Bou 11.74 km (7.30 mi), Day 5. Son Bou – Cala en Porter 6.74 km (4.19 mi), Day 6. Cala en Porter – Maó-Mahón 27.95 km (17.36 mi), Day 7. Maó-Mahón – Port d’Addaia – Ciutadella 80.06 km (49.75 mi). Ciutadella Sailing Itinerary

Read more about Ciutadella sailing

Day 1. Ciutadella – Cala Galdana 20.88 km (12.97 mi), Day 2. Cala Galdana – Cala Ratjada 40.54 km (25.19 mi) Day 3. Cala Ratjada – Colonia de Sant Pere 26.48 km (16.45 mi) Day 4 Colonia de Sant Pere – Alcúdia 19.48 km (12.10 mi), Day 5. Alcúdia – Port de Pollença 22.87 km (14.21 mi), Day 6. Port de Pollença – Cala Sant Vicenç 29.79 km (18.51 mi), Day 7. Cala Sant Vicenç – Cala en Bosch – Ciutadella 77.75 km (48.31 mi)Sailing Itinerary Ciutadella

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