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Menorca is an island situated in the Mediterranean Sea that belongs to Spain and has gotten its name by being smaller sized when compared to the close-by island called Majorca. The island hosts about 62,000 people in a picturesque landscape; it’s bright and radiant and it enjoy warm, beautiful, Mediterranean sun.
Menorca is the second biggest island of the Balearic Islands centers in the south-east coast of Spain. In spite of being the second biggest island, Menorca has more beaches compared to Majorca, the largest island. Statistically, the coastline of Menorca offers more than 100 beaches, which are unspoiled, making it a perfect place for a holiday.
There are a lot of fascinating places in Menorca, which can inhabit tourists throughout their holiday on the idyllic island. One can also spend their time on the beautiful as well as welcoming beaches in Menorca, especially at its southern part called “Migjorn” where soft white sand welcomes the tourists with sumptuous rich vegetation and pine woods. However, the northern shore which is known as “la tramuntana” offers various landscape beauty. And the landscape is steeper with rocks.
What To Visit
Mercadal is a village at Monte Toro, the highest mountain of 357 meters on the island. One could enjoy the most panoramic view of the region besides the attractive Ionic-Byzanthinian church, which embellishes beautiful wall paintings. There are several pre-historical remnants around the location with excellent beaches.
Naveta des Tudons
Naveta des Tudons is a historical attraction close to Ciutadella. This ancient burial ground is one of many on the island, yet it’s the most impressive and biggest. It dates back to over 3,000 years when it was excavated bodies were located inside.
Xoriguer Gin Distillery
Among the attractive places in Menorca is the must-visit location, the renowned 18th century Xoriguer Gin Distillery to seize the copper stills in action. The gin distillery has the ability to create more than 100 various types of gin with samples offer for many. It seems it was constructed to make the British Fleet happy.
‘Cami De Cavalls’ well-known as the sensational path of the horses has been re-opened for the very first time in 400 years offers for a one-of-a-kind insight into the gorgeous island to enrich Menorca. One is sure to love Menorca’s impressive natural beauty.
The Torret town has lots of simple enchanting white houses, which are the typical Menorca’s architectural representations. Another appealing sight is the hippies’ colony at the Calas Covas with the residents in caves as well as transistor radios for worldwide contact.
The island has various archaeological sites, which most tourists do check out, all being part of the history and culture that make Menorca one-of-a-kind: Ecomuseu de Cap de Cavalleria, located in the Island’s North is a huge Roman town and is the only one uncovered up until now in Menorca. Next, is the Fortress La Mola built in the 19th century and the Castell de Santa Agueda are few examples of the great architecture that is truly eye-catching.
Sport and Recreation
Menorca offers a wide variety of water sports activities, such as scuba diving, sailing, yachting and various other water sports. A jeep safari, with a lot of stops en route for swimming as well as exploration, makes it the ideal adventure excursion.
Menorca is blessed with a lot of excellent beaches all over. Near these well-kept beaches are vibrant as well as quaint towns which sporting activity are fishing ports since fishing is a significant activity as well as the livelihood of numerous islanders today.
There is likewise the wonderful cave of Cueva Na Pulida, which showcases all-natural beauty in its display of stalactites and stalagmites. And it is extremely difficult to overlook the Menorca’s local market that’s renowned for rare jewelry as well as pottery making.
As you would certainly expect, Menorca offers a lot of delicious, fresh seafood. Among the classic dishes that you ought to try out if you have the opportunity to get there is caldereta de llagosta, which is a tasty lobster stew,
you’ll surely find it at any restaurant on the island. Another scrumptious dish is serviola a la mallorquina, and there’re still many more — all using of fresh local seafood.
Tapas is very popular in this Island – as it’s anywhere in Spain and you can’t also miss out on sampling the well-known Mahn cheese that’s a crucial export of the island. In addition to sampling the tasty cheese, you can likewise visit the factory in Alaior to see how it being made.
Menorca offers numerous clubs and bars that work till early hours. You can expect almost everyday entertainment and live music. The island offers many nightclubs to suit everyone’s taste and many particular places where to drink your summer cocktail, like the club situated in the cave.
One of the most original souvenirs you can buy on Menorca is Avarca sandals, that once were worn by shepherds on Menorca. The upper part is made of leather and the rubber soles are made of recycled car tyres. Of course, you can not leave the island without taking with you a bottle of Menorca’s famous gin. You can also buy their famous soft cheese and hard dry cured sausage, that are typical products of Menorca.