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Looking back through my archives, I found another photograph from the lovely and interesting narrow streets of Ciutadella, a beautiful city in western Menorca. Away from the main shopping areas, these delightful narrow streets, restricted to only pedestrians and cyclists, are wonderful places to roam and take in the old and colourful architecture of the place.

Originally founded by the Carthaginians, Ciutadella (the name means "citadel") was already the seat of a bishop by the 4th century. After being governed by the Moors for several centuries, Ciutadella was recaptured during the reconquista by men serving Alfonso II and became part of the Crown of Aragon. Despite no longer being Minorca's capital (the capital moved to Mahon in 1722), Ciutadella has remained the island's religious centre and has a magnificent cathedral.

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