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The past is still alive in this city, as each episode of its history has been in the streets.
The city was conquered by the power of the vandals and later belonged to the Byzantine Empire. In the seventh century, Muslims began to devastate, although total employment did not occur until the beginning of the tenth century During the Muslim rule was renamed Medina Minurka Ciutadella, which was the former capital of the island until 1722, Mahon Richard Kane moved to the courts and government offices. French rule established a very important cultural current that gave way to the ideas from Europe. The stage of Spanish rule that followed the second English domination will possible an old desire of the city to reinstate the bishop himself.
Its old town is a small fortified city, the Muslim presence is manifested in the labyrinthine streets radiating from the Plaça d'es Born, within the Moorish city walls.
Spacious and elegant, the square is dominated by an obelisk built in the middle of the last century, recalling the assault of the Turkish fleet in 1558 and the slaughter of the inhabitants, killed or enslaved. We also find the Town Hall, a palace emblem of power, the Theatre des Born and noble Palaces Salort, Vivo and neoclassic Torre Saura owned by the nobility, which still stands in today's society.
From the Plaça del Born the streets leading into the old town, which lead us to the imposing fourteenth century cathedral built on an ancient mosque. From this point begin to spring surprises as the Església architectural Roser or Palau Saura, both transformed into showrooms. After contemplating such beauty, we Ses Voltes, through characteristic porches, a benchmark stroll peacefully and visit the local shops. During the itinerary an image powerfully call the visitor's attention: a bronze sculpture of a lamb that refers to the festival of Sant Joan.
Celebrating one of the most spectacular festivities in the country, 23 and June 24, Ciutadella explodes with joy with the celebrations in honor of the patron saint. A party in which the horse is the protagonist, through equestrian games that follow a ritual established in the Middle Ages. It is an expression of joy of a people who open their homes and hearts to the visitor.
Ciutadella as episcopal see of the island, we still showing manifestations of his character in the convent of Santa Clara, the beautiful Església of Sant Crist. As the seminar, with its Diocesan Museum and its unique cloister.
The city is also offered as a good place to relax, in any of its many squares terrace, or to learn your craft centers. Special mention is the charming port of Ciutadella, a magical place where seafood taste typical of the island or enjoy the night on the terraces with sea Pla de Sant Joan.