Tag: Menorca tourism
Ciutadella, Menorca’s former capital, is an ideal “base camp” for a number of side trips. The C-721 leads to Ferreries and, from here, one then takes the PM-714 to Cala Galdana, the chief tourist resort in the area.
Ciutadella had always been the capital of Menorca until the British, who held sway over the island during the major part of the 18th century, moved the capital to Mahón. The city lies 45 kilometres from Mahón and is still the official seat of the Menorcan bishopric. It is well worth visiting the Old Quarter, […]
Each of the Balearic Isles has features that distinguish it from its neighbours and more than sufficient individual appeal to justify a visit. Mallorca, the largest, is home to Palma, Balearic capital and seat of the Regional Authority. Palma is a modern, cosmopolitan city, with its image as Spain’s summer capital reinforced and enhanced by […]
The origins of the capital of Menorca are somewhat cloudy but tradition attributes the foundation of the first settlement to the Carthaginian general, Magón, brother of Hannibal. Mahón lies at the innermost end of one of the world’s largest natural harbours. With its three-mile long channel and a width that ranges from 780 to 2,600 […]
Menorca is part of the Spanish Balearic Islands. This group of islands are renowned for they’re natural beauty and warm Mediterranean climate, and Menorca is not short of any of it. Menorca has a vast historical and cultural interest and is a popular beach resort holiday choice usually for couples and families wanting a peaceful […]
In and around Mahón, one should take time out to visit the impressive natural harbour, as well as the Binibèquer and Cala en Porter residential developments. Inland, Alaior, es Mercadal (C-721) and of course Mt. Toro, are all worth the trip. The point to make for in the north is the portside town of Fornells […]
Nestling in the western Mediterranean, halfway between the Iberian Peninsula, the south of France and the north of Africa, the Balearic archipelago is made up of a string of islands which, while obviously forming a clear geographical entity, are marked by as many points of disparity as similarity. One of the reasons for these differences […]