A Walk through Time in Ciutadella

Spain, Ciutadella de Menorca Guide (B): A Walk through Time in Ciutadella

As I wander around the historic old quarter of Ciutadella, past majestic peach coloured buildings, historic squares and through a maze of narrow alleys ways, I catch a glimpse of the turbulent history of Menorca thanks to my guide. Luis tells tales of piracy, plague, fiestas and tradition, not forgetting the obligatory star-crossed lovers. He brings these old streets to life with echoes from the past.

Ciutadella, on the west coast of Menorca, was first settled by the Carthaginians. It became the island’s capital and grew into a strong trading port. One of two natural harbours on this strategically placed Mediterranean island, the city has seen many rulers come and go over the centuries including Phoenicians, Greeks, Romans, Vandals, Moors, British and French. It was when the British arrived in the early 18th century that the island’s capital was transferred to the rival port town of Mahón on the east coast. Traditional life in Menorca has not been blatantly swept aside by tourism and wandering these old streets you can gain a sense of stepping back in time. ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: A Walk through Time in Ciutadella
Guide Location: Spain » Ciutadella de Menorca
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Sight(s) featured in this guide: Plaça des Born   Bar Imperio   Plaça la Catedral   El Roser   gallery of Pedro Rodríguez   Carrer Josep Maria Quadrado   Plaça Nova   town hall  
Author: Kathryn Burrington
Read it on author's website: http://travelwithkat.com/2016/07/11/ciutadella-walking-tour/