Must-see history, culture - and one mighty interesting ocean phenomenon

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City of Ciutadella

Minorca's second city

As a visitor to Minorca, the island's second largest city should absolutely be on your list to spend some quality time. Highlights include its cathedral in Plaça del Borne (one of Minorca's key spots, where an obelisk commemorates a crucial 1558 victory over the Turks and honours the bravery of the Minorcan people). A few metres away is the Plaça de s'Esplanada, where the city festivals are celebrated. And you must definitely not miss the enormous Castle of Sant Nicolau, built in the 18th century to repel would-be invaders. The city is also known for a curious natural phenomenon known as the rissaga, in which the sea rises and falls suddenly - quite a sight to see!

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