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CIUTADELLA DE MENORCA tourist attractions

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Ciutadella de Menorca is the former capital of Menorca and now one of the most important tourist destinations of the island. There is a port here, and the Old Town is full of interesting historic buildings, restaurants and bars.

The city surroundings are known for their beautiful sandy beaches. The Cala Galdana Beach and Son Saura Beach (Bellavista), lying in picturesque bays, are considered to be the most beautiful. Cruises along the coast are organized from the port here, and the surrounding waters are also suitable for diving.

The period of the greatest development of Ciutadella de Menorca lasted from the thirteenth to the mid-sixteenth century, until the area was plundered by the Turks - they demolished the city and kidnapped the population in the jasyr. Only the Gothic cathedral of Santa Maria de Ciutadella survived the invasion and was later rebuilt in the Baroque style. Although the city was rebuilt after the devastation, it never regained its former glory and lost the status of the island's capital to the city of Mao.

At the entrance to the port of Ciutadella de Menorca rises the 18th century castle Castell de Sant Nicolau. Today it is one of the city's attractions, and from its area you can admire the port and the ships entering it.

There are also attractions on the outskirts of the city. There is a Bronze Age tomb Naveta des Tudons, where the remains of more than 100 people are buried and which is now included in the UNESCO list. In turn, the disused Lithica quarry now houses the Lithica Gardens with a collection of Mediterranean and exotic plants.

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