An old Spanish charmer with a picturesque port and a lovely old quarter, Ciutadella is frequently referred to as Vella i Bella ('old and beautiful'), and most visitors would agree. There are plenty of treasures to uncover here in the narrow cobbled lanes, including palaces, ornate Baroque churches and a Gothic cathedral, but there are also plenty of galleries, boutiques and nice cafes and restaurants. You'll also find some of the best places to stay in Ciutadella within these small lanes.
Before the British arrived, Ciutadella was the capital of Menorca, and it's still a bustling busy place, both commercially and culturally. In fact about 40% of the island's residents live here. If you're enjoying the bustle don't miss the fish market which occupies an elegant Modernist building.
Ciutadella is right on the island's far west, closest to Mallorca, which is probably why it was originally the capital, and on a clear day you can see all the way across to this sister island. This is a port city, so it doesn't really have a beach, though there are beaches just south along the coast.
As with all the top Balearic destinations, the best places to stay in Ciutadella are incredibly busy during the peak summer months. So either get organised and book early or come in Spring or Autumn when the crowds have gone, but the weather's still good.
Still not sure? Browse through our list of all the best places to stay in Ciutadella, or contact one of our friendly Gurus for advice. Or you can widen the net and check out all our recommendations in Menorca.
White washed walls and exposed wooden beams - comfortable bedrooms with free WiFi and one self catered apartment with lounge area and kitchenette. Tucked away down a quiet, pedestrian street you feel a world away from the bustle of town - yet its sights and restaurants are within walking distance.
A boutique guest house located on a quiet street just minutes walk from the town centre. Bedrooms have a contemporary feel - white washed walls, lots of natural light and modern art pieces. Unfussy accommodation with plenty of restaurants and bars on your doorstep.
A charming guest house situated on a quiet street in the heart of the seaside town of Ciutadella. Bedrooms are simple and colourful with terracotta tiled floors and exposed brick facades. Each have a small private terrace or balcony. Just a short walk from good restaurants and local shops.
A charming boutique guest house tucked away on a quiet street. Relax and enjoy the courtyard garden - complete with vegetable patch and small orchard. There is also a cosy communal lounge area where coffee and pastries can be ordered. Bedrooms are bright, and decorated in a modern minimalist style.
A homely guest-house close to the Old Town. Simple but stylish rooms with high ceilings, exposed wooden beams and terracotta floors. No restuarant but there's a shared kitchen & charming patio terrace for outdoor dining. A short walk from the town centre with plenty to explore on the doorstep.
Homely, boutique property with a terrace bursting full of fruit trees and accommodation in elegantly converted, 18th Century stables. Bedrooms are charmingly authentic yet with a modern style. Located near the town centre, there is lots to see and do nearby.
Ciutadella de Menorca
Family owned agriturismo offering both B&B and self catering accommodation. Countryside location just a mile from the beach at Cala Morell and close to Ciutadella too. Simple clean rooms, plus lovely outdoor pool. The perfect place for a spot of authentic local charm.
Hidden gem situated deep in the coutryside between Ciudadella and the coast. Tastefully Restored 18th century manor house filled with rustic antiques. Wonderful food, plus swimming pool and tennis court on site. Perfect for a country escape, yet close to civilization if you need it.
This 16th century former castle is low key luxury. Minimal and muted decors allow its rustic beauty and natural furnishings to do the talking with some rooms enjoying private balconies. Much of the fruit and vegetables are grown on site and produce is local. There are two pools and sumptuous spa.
Ciutadella de Menorca
A gorgeous little hotel in the old town near the Cathedral. A traditional manor house with romantic rustic rooms. Pastel painted walls, four poster beds, floaty linens and private balconies with views over rooftops. Lovely breakfast room, library and hot tub. Full of character, excellent value.
A beautifully restored 17th century home set in luscious flower-filled gardens with swimming pool, just a short drive from Ciutadella. Rustic chic rooms with terracotta tiled floors, exposed stone walls and beamed ceilings. Comfy communal lounge areas and authentic Menorcan cuisine.