Minorca Travel

Selection of Minorca travel articles describing places on the island.

Travel Articles - Minorca

Minorca Travel Article -Mahon - The capital of the island of Minorca in the Spanish Balearic Islands, Mahon (Maó in Catalan) boasts one of the finest deepwater harbours in the Mediterranean. This fact made Mahon a prime target for navy's and pirates over the centuries, and attracted the British Royal Navy, who conquered the island of Menorca, just so that they could control the harbour and use it as their base in the Mediterranean.........read more: Mahon.

Minorca Travel Article - Ciutadella - Nicknamed Vella I Bella (“The Old and the Beautiful”), Ciutadella was originally founded by the Carthaginians, and was already the seat of a Bishop by the 4th century. Always in competition with Mahón, Ciutadella was the capital of Menorca (Minorca) during the Moorish occupation and was at that time known as Medina Minurqua. After being recaptured by the Christian forces of Alfonso II it was annexed to the Crown of Aragon and became an important Mediterranean trading centre with a busy port........read more: Ciutadella.

Minorca Travel Article - Cala Galdana - Often called "the Queen of the Calas", Cala Galdana is one of the best loved resorts on the island, the main Cala Galdana beach is sandy and has the usual range of facilities including sun loungers, parasols, beach bars, restaurants and water sports facilities........read more: Cala Galdana.

Minorca Travel Article - Minorca - The South - Of all the Balearic Islands, Menorca (Minorca) is by far the richest in sites of prehistoric settlements, mostly dating from the Talaiotic Period, which was the period of civilisation between 2000 and 1000 BC. Taken from the Arabic atalaya (“watch tower”), the talayots which gave the period its name are prevalent on the island. These ancient settlements comprise three main types of structure.........read more: Minorca the South.

Minorca Travel Article - Cala n Bosch - Cala n Bosch has an attractive marina, where most of the bars and restaurants are centred and also a local craft market where you can pick up a bargain or two. The main beach at Cala n Bosch is small but clean and has nice white sand, there are water sports activities for the more adventurous........read more: Cala n Bosch.

Minorca Travel Article - Son Bou - One of the popular south coast resorts of Menorca, Son Bou has the longest beach on the island, with about 3 kilometres of fine white sand, it has several beach bars and is gently shelving and thus relatively safe for families, however do keep an eye on the safety flags.........read more: Son Bou.

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