2017-09-09 Puerto de Ciutadella, Menorca Island We take a walk along the wooden walkway which leads to the Club Nautic building and the visitors quay The wind arrived on queue which was forecast to blow strongly for a couple of days Just before the Club Nautic offices on entry to the port, are more berthing facilities for visitors Walking out towards the entrance to the port we could see the heavy swell working its way into the harbour from the wind of the past days Small to medium boats (under 12 m) are moored in the Club Nautic’s north west pontoon in Cala d’en Busquets Looking towards the inner harbour and the white Club Nautic building The visitor quay prior to the Club Nautic Office (when we arrived the young man who greeted us, offered us a berth here or by the restaurants, which he said would be more sheltered in the wind. We took his advice!!) Above the port are some wonderful houses Overlooking the long narrow port from the street above The Tangaroa has a lovely position in the inner port We continue towards the historic city square of Ciutadella, and head towards the Plaça d’es Born with it’s towering obelisk which commemorates the ‘Any de sa Desgaçia’ (year of the misfortune) when the Turks invaded the city in 1558 The Plaça d’es Born is one of Spain’s most impressive squares which was gradually rebuilt in the Renaissance style from 1558 Restaurant Cas Consol is a popular restaurant in Ciutadella which overlooks the main port Overlooking the bridge and the inner port The grandest palace of Ciutadella is Palacio Torre Saura which is an early 19th century palace which dominates the main city square We arrive at the Cathedral of Ciutadella The vistor’s entrance to the Cathedral The Cathedral museum We were instructed to visit the Bishop’s Garden after our visit to the Cathedral In September there are plenty of empty streets in the old town The houses are nicely painted and the streets a kept very clean in this lovely old town Tonight we dine ashore and have chosen a good rated restaurant very close to the port We decide to go with the tasting menu at Mon restaurant Wonderful warm freshly baked bread arrived promptly It was not long before a delicious appetizer of chilled gazpacho with melon arrives at the table We arrived early at 8.30 pm and at that time there was only one other table occupied in the restaurant, then gradually the tables started filling Good wine suggested by the waiter Our fabulous tasting menu begins…… xx xx xx xx By 10 pm the restaurant was full Lovely dessert wine with our desserts A wonderful experience at Mon Restaurant finished with an amazing chocolate dessert!! Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.