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mahon or ciutadilla for day trip and distances from son bou?

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Doncaster, United...
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mahon or ciutadilla for day trip and distances from son bou?

visiting menorca for first time next may and as we only going for a week wont have that many days spare for trips.. want to visit mahon or ciutadilla from son bou .which one in peoples opinions would be best to visit and easiest/quickest to get to from son bou ? thanks ben

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1. Re: mahon or ciutadilla for day trip and distances from son bou?

Please see Top Question section of main ilsand forum page for Bus services and lots of other info about the island nd things to do etc.

Both places are worth visiting but are quite different. Ciutadella is the old capital and has Morrish influenced architecture and Mahon is larger and more "colonial" having enlarged a lot during the British occupation. The harbour in Mahon is huge whereas the other is quite narrow and is lined with waterfront restaurants alongside moorings for small private boats ( very pretty place to have lunch)

If you look at www.mymenorca.info/menorca/Buses.php#Menorca you will see that the only direct buses from Son Bou go to Mahon - if you want to go to Ciutadella you will need to change bus in Alaior or go into Mahon and take an express bus across the island from there.

Edited: 6:35 am, August 31, 2013
Stafford, United...
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2. Re: mahon or ciutadilla for day trip and distances from son bou?

Mahon is the easiest to get to ( Bus as above ) and if you stay later after 8pm (which is the best way to see either city ) you can get a Taxi back for 25 Euro or so

They are both worth a visit IMO but you need to go at the right time of day ( from 5pm ) to see why people love them

Doncaster, United...
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3. Re: mahon or ciutadilla for day trip and distances from son bou?

excellent thanks for your help. mahon seems easiest to get to.any ideas roughly how long it would take to get there on a bus? didn't mention earlier we got two young uns with us so would get a taxi if it was anything over an hour on a bus.

Doncaster, United...
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4. Re: mahon or ciutadilla for day trip and distances from son bou?

think I have just spotted on the timetable it is about 45 mins.. that would be fine for us

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5. Re: mahon or ciutadilla for day trip and distances from son bou?

Ben it is all on the link I gave you above ( including full timetables and pick up points within the resort) Son Bou to Mahon is route 32 . The journey should take no more than 50 mins ( about 45 mins on the way back)

Doncaster, United...
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6. Re: mahon or ciutadilla for day trip and distances from son bou?

yes spotted it cheers,ive got eyes like smarties sometimes

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7. Re: mahon or ciutadilla for day trip and distances from son bou?

great points made by both Men Reg and Tom T, if it is at all possible visit both, they are both fantastic in different ways.

enjoy the island i am sure you will.

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