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Sightseeing in Menorca - what to see. Complete travel guide

This picturesque island traditionally amazes visitors by wonderful beaches with azure water, mountain landscapes and emerald valleys. Menorca is often called the museum under the open sky due to the large number of attractions.
Menorka is a real paradise for lovers of active entertainment and beach holidays. Travelers with children are sure to like it here. The island has a few astounding water parks, one of the … Open
The largest town on the island is Mahon. Most valuable historical and architectural monuments are located near it. Moreover, you will not need to drive from one sight to another as the distance between them is very short. You can see St Mary's Church in the center of the city. This is the largest religious facility on the island. The building of the Municipal Council can be found just near. One of its halls is decorated with portraits of prominent political figures. Shopping lovers will surely enjoy a walk along the Carrer Nou Street as various shops and trading pavilions are located on it. Here you can buy clothes, perfumes, find precious items in several jewelry stores and souvenirs shops or simply visit grocery stores. There are several squares in Menorca and each of them is decorated with beautiful sculptures and palace assembles. While talking about squares we simply cannot fail to highlight the Squares of Columbus, San Frances, Miranda, Conquest and Bastia. The port district of the city is the location of best bars and restaurants. Here you will also find the famous gin factory. The recipe of the drink has been kept in secret for centuries.
Tourists, who enjoy walking, will find much excitement in the town named Ciutadella. There is practically no transport in this place, so both locals and travelers can move through ancient streets of Ciutadella on a bicycle or on foot. Olivas Palace, which is located on one of the squares, is the main attraction of the town. The inner decoration of the palace is amazingly elegant, and one of the palace’s rooms is decorated with beautiful frescoes. Another medieval building is Palace of Vivo, which facade is decorated with hand-painted drawings. Actually, you will find many beautiful architectural sites and museums simply on any square of Menorca. Copyright
Menorca will meet its guests with a good choice of gastronomy destinations among which travelers will find as budgetary family owned eating houses so upscale restaurants specializing in … Open
A curious historical attraction is the castle of Santa Agueda. Despite the fact that now it is almost entirely in ruins, the interest of travelers in the castle still does not dry out. This castle was built in the 10th century. The highest mountain on the island was chosen for its construction. For hundreds of years, the castle protected the island from conquerors, and in the 14th century, it lost its strategic importance. Now, on the vast territory of the castle, excursions are conducted, during which you can see the preserved watchtowers, medieval water storage tanks and other interesting preserved elements.
On the island, there are many unique archaeological areas and monuments. An excellent example is the stone monument Naveta-d’es-Tudons. It is a stone crypt, which was built in the 16th century BC. The shape is like a little inverted ship. The main feature of the ancient crypt is an unusual form of construction. It is made of stones without any fastening elements. The stones in the crypt are lined in the form of a pyramid.
Menorca is often referred to as the island of fire and winds. The island is mentioned in numerous interesting legends. Thus, the name of the island of fire was given to Menorca by the … Open
On the peninsula of La Mola is the castle of the same name. In the 19th century, it was one of the most important defensive attractions of the Mediterranean. Despite the fact that the fortress participated in many serious battles, it has been perfectly preserved to the present day.
An excursion to Fort Marlborough, promises to be exciting. It was built in the 18th century and is located in the picturesque bay of St. Stephen. This fort was built specifically to protect the port Mahon. Several years ago, an interesting historical museum was opened in the fort. Its collection of exhibits is dedicated to colonial times.
The research of the history of the Menorca island gives a theory that more than three and a half thousand years ago an ancient civilization was settling Menorca. The folks possessed valuable … Open
Travelers who like to explore nature attractions should go to the resort of Calo Blanc. It is located in the western part of the island and is famous for its tranquil beaches that surround wonderful pine groves. In the immediate vicinity of this resort, there are beautiful cuevas de Parella, in which you can see unique stalactites and ride a boat on an underground lake.
Puerto de Ciutadella Tourists who prefer a secluded holiday will like the charming town of Binibeca. The main feature of the town is a unique ancient architecture. It will be a great place for leisure walks and acquaintance with the life style of the indigenous population.
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Map of all castles
Survived castles around Menorca
♥   Castle 'Castle of Santa Àgueda' Balearic Islands, 10.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Castle of Sant Felip in Mahón' Balearic Islands, 22.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Fortress of Isabella II' Balearic Islands, 23.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Castle of Capdepera' Balearic Islands, 58.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Castle of Amer' Balearic Islands, 68 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all parks
National and city parks around Menorca
♥   Cave 'Cova dels Orgues' , 13.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Natural Park 'S Albufera des Grau' , 18.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Natural Park 'Llevant' , 64.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Natural Park 'S Albufera de Mallorca' , 81.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Cave 'Cova Blanca' , 95.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo

Sights around Menorca from our guide 'Extreme places on Earth'

Naveta de Tudons

From the series “The Oldest Surviving Monuments on Earth”
Like many other old buildings, the crypt was built without the use of the dry brickwork method. Its length is 13.6 meters, and the width - 6.4 meters. Although the visit of the crypt in the high season is subject to fees, there are always very many tourists next to the most ancient building. The travelers who visit Menorca in the period from the beginning of October to Easter can wander through the archaeological district free of charge. … Read further
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