The Sibarist

A swimming pool under a vault in the heart of the Citadel



Right on the same street as Menorca’s market square, we find this unique house from 1870 that exudes authenticity. Inside, a large courtyard with climbing vines, an outdoor swimming pool sheltered by a vaulted ceiling and several terraces maintain its traditional charm and Mediterranean spirit. It also has a shop with evocative vintage illustrations hanging on the walls. All these features make this building the perfect summer retreat, or even an intimate boutique hotel.


It is not easy to find a property intact over time and located in one of the most beautiful streets in the heart of the old town of Ciudadela. A magical place where you can enjoy the history that surrounds you, the local gastronomy, and the quiet and luminous unspoilt beaches that this peaceful island has to offer.

Menorca has become the new focus of both national and foreign investment for many reasons. As the third most populated of the Balearic Islands, it is also the best preserved and conserved in a sustainable way with its natural environment. This natural attraction is complemented by a vibrant cultural life, which has a dizzying fascination for locals and visitors alike. The ideal last Mediterranean bastion for lovers of the authentic.

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The house is distributed over two floors with two mezzanines, giving the feeling of four levels. It has a large courtyard garden with swimming pool and several outdoor terraces. In total, six bedrooms with their respective bathrooms. When adding the built area plus the terraces, the house is 630 square metres.

On the main floor, we find 226,83 m2, distributed in a doorway that leads to a kitchen, toilets, a dining room and a room where two large windows overlook the street. This last part of the premises occupies 100,27 m2.

On this floor we also find the interior patio with its swimming pool, garden area, porch, gazebo and a changing room with shower. There is also an area with a storage room and a utility room.

If we go on to the first floor, we will see 170.25 m2, to which we must add 124.31 m2 of open terraces. On the different levels there are also two bedrooms with bathroom and another double bedroom.


  • Reference THSSESME0001
  • Price 1450000
  • Built area 630 sqm
  • Bedrooms 6
  • Bathrooms 6
  • Location Ciudadela, Menorca


  • Swimming pool

The market square of Ciutadella, also known as “Sa plaça des Peix”, has a special charm. Perhaps this is due to the life it exudes, which makes it one of the most atmospheric spaces in the city. It was built between 1868 and 1869, at the same time that the city wall was being demolished. Today, it is the only example of iron architecture in Menorca.

Inside, the butcher’s shops are all together under the iron forging and the white and green roof tiles. In front of them, the fishmongers protect their fresh fish under a structure of the same material. The U-shaped arcades are full of people, traders and stalls where you can find vegetables, bread, cheese and local sausages.

This is the nerve centre of the island. The ideal place to sit down for a coffee and marvel at the spectacle of Menorcan life with all your senses. In the same square you can try the excellent churros with chocolate at Can Rafa, as well as all kinds of tapas such as “serranito”. Another of the local classics is Ulisses, open from breakfast to cocktails; S’Aguait, where customers can ask for their fish bought at the market to be cooked for them.

The house faces southwest, very bright and pleasant in winter. In summer, the garden patio and swimming pool are the ideal refuge from the heat during the day and the terraces are perfect for enjoying the evening breeze.

The four-storey building was built in 1870 and retains all its original features such as the four-pointed vault with marés stone, wooden beams and antique terracotta floors. It has a large and unique courtyard with a swimming pool protected under a porch with original beams, an outdoor area with vegetation and another covered porch ideal as a gazebo, as well as two terraces on the upper floors with views of the heart of the city. It is a listed building which could be restored as a boutique hotel.

In need of updating. Excellent preservation of all the original elements so it retains all the charm.
There is a study to convert it into a six-room boutique hotel. It also has a commercial space on the ground floor that could be independently profitable, as it is located next to the vibrant Plaza del Comercio, a meeting point for visitors due to the authenticity of its shops, tapas bars and the nerve centre of life in Ciudadela.
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