The most beautiful places of Menorca

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The most beautiful places of Menorca
Inserted: 15.12.2022
Author: Terka Petingerová, Zdeněk Petinger ©

Menorca is a Spanish island in the western Mediterranean, the second largest island of the Balearic Islands after Mallorca. The island full of greenery and flowers is included in the UNESCO biosphere reserve and at the same time belongs to the places with the cleanest water in the world. In addition to the beautiful beaches, you can admire prehistoric monuments, the number of which Menorca also holds the primacy. History breathes on you at every step, whether in the form of the already mentioned stone prehistoric buildings or medieval fortresses. The island can also be proud of its beautiful nature and renowned local products.

Resting on Son Saura beach

Or one of the most beautiful beaches in the south of the island

Altitude: 0 m / 0 ft

Son Saura beach is located 12 km from the city of Ciutadella. It is a relatively large beach (more than 300 m… continue reading

Resting on Son Bou beach

Or Menorca's longest beach

Altitude: 6 m / 20 ft

Platja de Son Bou is located near the resort of the same name on the south side of the island. With its… continue reading

Rest on Platja se Grau

The most comfortable beach in Menorca

Altitude: 0 m / 0 ft

Platja es Grau is located near the town of the same name. The sandy beach is 590 m long and 35 m wide. The… continue reading

Discovering the beauty of the surroundings of Es Grau

Or a walk through the Albufera des Grau nature reserve

Altitude: 12 m / 39 ft

The nature reserve covers 5,000 hectares in the northeast of Menorca, close to the town of Es Grau. It is the… continue reading

Tour of S'Hostal quarries

Or monumental limestone quarries

Altitude: 33 m / 108 ft

S'Hostal Quarries is located very close to Ciutadella. These are currently inactive limestone quarries. The… continue reading

Tour of the Castillo de San Felipe fortress

Or the discovery of one of the greatest fortresses of its time

Altitude: 24 m / 79 ft

Fort San Felipe is located on the southern shore of the mouth of the port of Mahón and was built in the mid… continue reading

Tour of the city of Mahon

Or the capital of the island of Menorca

Altitude: 52 m / 171 ft

Mahon (or Maó) has been the capital of the island since the beginning of the 18th century. At the same time,… continue reading

Rest at Cala en Turqueta

Or the busiest beach in Menorca

Altitude: 0 m / 0 ft

Cala en Turqueta is located in the southern part of the island. Together with Cala Macarella, this is Menorca… continue reading

City tour of Cuitadella

Or the former capital of Menorca

Altitude: 16 m / 52 ft

Ciutadella is located at the western end of the island and is, together with Mahon, the most important town… continue reading

Tour of the fortress of La Mola

Or one of the most beautiful fortresses in Europe

Altitude: 18 m / 59 ft

The fortress of La Mola, named after Queen Isabella II, is located in the east of Menorca. The Spanish built… continue reading

Tour of the mansion in Talatí de Dalt

Or another example of Talayotic settlement

Altitude: 89 m / 292 ft

Talatí de Dalt is one of the most important prehistoric settlements in Menorca. The settlement is divided… continue reading

Excursion to the Faro de Cavalleria lighthouse

Or the northernmost place of Menorca

Altitude: 71 m / 233 ft

On the northernmost point approximately in the middle of the island near the town of Sanisera, which was… continue reading

Walk to the Faváritx lighthouse

Or we explore the corners of the northern part of the island

Altitude: 9 m / 30 ft

There are many things to admire in Menorca, and one of them is the local lighthouses. Among the most… continue reading

Relaxation at Playa de Cavalleria

The most famous beach in the north of Menorca

Altitude: 1 m / 3 ft

Cavallería Beach is one of Menorca's most famous beaches and no wonder, as it is a beautiful pristine sandy… continue reading

Tour of the prehistoric settlement of Trepuco

Or a unique building on a unique island

Altitude: 58 m / 190 ft

Trepuco is a prehistoric settlement located very close to the capital of the island, Mahon. It is one of the… continue reading

Departure to El Toro

Or the highest mountain of Menorca

Altitude: 332 m / 1 089 ft

El Toro (or Monte Toro) is the highest point on the island of Menorca. Its height varies – it is reported… continue reading

Walk to Punta Nati Lighthouse

The third of the northern beacons

Altitude: 30 m / 98 ft

The Punta Nati lighthouse is located on the northwestern edge of the island. Its construction was started on… continue reading

A walk through the town of Binibequer

Or Menorca Santorini

Altitude: 26 m / 85 ft

Binibequer (or Binibeca) is a romantic fishing village with a unique atmosphere. It is characterized by white… continue reading

Tour of Fort Marlborough

Or a smaller defensive fortress near the city of Mahón

Altitude: 11 m / 36 ft

The fort was built by the British at the beginning of the 18th century (1710 to 1726) by the bay on the south… continue reading

Visit to the town of Fornells

Or a fishing town with history

Altitude: 15 m / 49 ft

Fornells is a small fishing town in the north of the island. It is located at the mouth of the beautiful Cala… continue reading

Visit to the necropolis in Cala Morell

Or a prehistoric burial ground

Altitude: 33 m / 108 ft

The coastal settlement of Cala Morell was built in the second half of the 2nd millennium BC on a promontory… continue reading

Tour of the Navety des Tudons

Or Menorca's most famous prehistoric object

Altitude: 46 m / 151 ft

Navets are small stone buildings with a tiny entrance. Their shape resembles an overturned ship. The first… continue reading

Tour of talayots in Montefí

Or the Talayotic settlement near the city of Cuitadella

Altitude: 42 m / 138 ft

Montefí is a Talayotic settlement from 1000–700 BC that was inhabited until the conquest of the island by the… continue reading

Visit to Punta Prima resort

Or a small piece of comfort near the capital

Altitude: 10 m / 33 ft

Punta Prima is a smaller resort located in the southeastern tip of Menorca. This center is about 15 minutes… continue reading

Tour of the Poblat de Son Catlar estate

Or one of the largest Talayotic settlements of Menorca

Altitude: 34 m / 112 ft

Poblat de Son Catlar is a large Talayot settlement of 3.75 hectares located near the town of Ciutadella on… continue reading

Rest at Cala Mesquida

Or the lesser-known beach of the northern part of the island

Altitude: 2 m / 7 ft

Cala Mesquida is located very close to the small resort of Sa Mesquida. Even though Mesquida is located near… continue reading

Boat trip around the port of Mahon

Or a ride on a yellow catamaran

When visiting Mahon, one of the most popular attractions is a yellow catamaran ride. Tickets for this boat… continue reading

A walk through the town of Sant Lluís

Or an evening with a bit of history

Altitude: 61 m / 200 ft

The town of Sant Lluis was founded by the French in 1761 during their occupation of the island of Menorca. It… continue reading

Walk to the town of Alcaufar

Or rather hiking instead of the beach

Alcaufar is a small inconspicuous town on the coast of Menorca. In general, it can be classified as… continue reading

Visiting the resort of Son Parc

Or a quick swimming stop

Altitude: 31 m / 102 ft

Son Park is a very luxurious resort located on the island of Menorca. A smaller resort with a beautiful sandy… continue reading

Walk to Biniparratx beach

Or a small bay near the resort of Binibequer

Altitude: 2 m / 7 ft

Biniparratx Bay is a bay surrounded by rocks with caves. There is a small, quiet beach here. Due to the… continue reading

Visit to Cala Galdana beach

Or one of the main goals of beach tourism

Altitude: 2 m / 7 ft

Cala Galdana is one of the largest coves in Menorca. In general, Cala Galdana is considered one of the most… continue reading

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