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What to see in Minorca

Minorca Attractions

Minorca offers a few historic sightseeing opportunities, but the most noteworthy places worth visiting are the exquisite, unspoilt beaches with soft, white sand and crystalline waters, and the fantastic old villages, which are attractions in themselves.

In Mahon, explore the waterfront, take a tour of the 3.5 mile-long (5.6km) natural harbour on a glass-bottom boat, visit the Xoriguer Gin Distillery and admire the beautiful architecture. Head out to Fornells on the north coast for the day to enjoy a lazy lunch and spot of shopping in this sleepy fishing village, and organise a scuba dive in the marine reserve while you're there.

Other places of interest include Arenal D'en Castell, a peaceful, pretty beach resort on the north coast, with a lovely beach in a protected bay; Calan Porter (also called Cala'n Porter), one of the most popular and picturesque towns on Minorca, set in a rugged cove; the 13th-century town of Ferreries, set in lush hills, which is the highest town on the island and is close to some historical remains, including a ruined Moorish castle; and Ciutadella, a charming port city with a rich history. The Naveta des Tudons, found on Minorca, are remarkable, prehistoric archaeological sites which are thought to be ancient burial sites and are definitely worth seeing.

Calan Porter

Also known as Cala'n Porter and Cala En Porter, Calan Porter is one of the largest coastal developments along the central south coast of Minorca. Calan Porter is a picturesque cove with a beautiful…

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Ciutadella de Menorca

Minorca's former capital city, the compact port of Ciutadella de Menorca is west of the modern capital and linked to it by the main island road. Usually just called Ciutadella, it's very…

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Surrounded by rolling green hills, the 13th-century town of Ferreries lies nestled in the centre of Minorca next to the island's second highest mountain. Travellers are attracted to the…

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Also known as Fournella, Fornells is a sleepy resort and fishing town. It's located in the north of Minorca, which is known for its unspoilt and very often deserted beaches. Originally founded to serve…

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Most visitors head straight for the string of restaurants and cafes lining the harbour of Mahon, Minorca's capital town. The town itself is sedate and conservative, featuring classic Georgian townhouses…

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Minorca Beaches

Minorca is blessed with a beautiful coastline and offers visitors a variety of beaches and resorts. Fornells, an attractive fishing village on the north coast, is on a spectacular bay ideal…

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Naveta des Tudons

Regarded as the cathedral of prehistoric monuments, the Naveta des Tudons is the best-known archaeological site on Minorca. One of numerous navetas on the island, it is situated…

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