Puerto de Ciudadela, Menorca, Balearic Islands, Spain
General - Puerto de Ciudadela is a very attractive old harbour set in a long narrow cala. The approach and entry bare easy although the entrance is very difficult to spot until close in. Shelter on the whole is good although there is some swell with winds from the SW - W and entrance is not advised in SW winds as the sea breaks across the entrance. Both the harbour and town are very crowded during the summer months.
Position - 39º 59.8' N 3º 49.5' E
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Approach & Entrance - From the S Cabo Dartuch and its conspicuous lighthouse is easily recognised. From this point follow the coast N at 400m off. The yellow sandstone cathedral and houses of Ciudadela can be seen from afar. When the cathedral bears NE turn towards it and approach the entrance of Puerto de Ciudadela. The entrance is difficult to spot but lies between the lighthouse, a white tower with black stripes, on Punta de la Farola and the Torre San Nicholas. From the N Cabo Nati with a lighthouse, Cabo Bajoli with a tall tower and red brick signal station and Cabo Binicous can all be identified. Follow the round at 400m off on a ESE course. The lighthouse at the entrance to Puerto de Ciudadela and the cathedral will be seen. To enter approach on a NE course and follow the starboard hand cliffs at 25m off. Then follow the centre line of the cala, the Club Nautico is to port and a large commercial quay to starboard.
Berths - Secure to the W end of the quay 200m past the Club Nautico
Marina Contact ;
VHF Ch -9
Maximum Length - m
Electric - .
Diesel & Petrol -
Chandlers - On Site.
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Fishing Tackle - Not Known
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Other Facilities & Services - Slips. Slipways. Cranes. Engineers
Shopping - All provisions can be obtained from the town a short distance from Puerto de Ciudadela
Eating Out - Numerous restaurants, cafes and bars in the town a short distance from Puerto de Ciudadela
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Train Service - Not known
Water Taxi - Not known
Ferry Service -Not known
Airport(s) - Not known
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Local Area - Several palaces belonging to the wealthy of the past. The cathedral which has been converted from a mosque. The Convento de San Agostino. Prehistoric remains at several locations close by.
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