Top things to do in Menorca

Puerto de Mahon

The Puerto de Mahon is a great place to visit while in the town of Mahon. The port offers great restaurants and bars and isn’t that far from the main part of the city. Many tourists enjoy the boats and cruise ships that come through the harbour, and there are even boat tours of the island available here, some of which have glass bottoms for you to see into the water.

Ciutadella Old Town

Another popular attraction is the Old Town of Ciutadella. The area offers a look at Minorca’s past, as much of the old town looks the same as when it was built. Wondering through the streets, you’ll find small streets, with stone roads and arches overhead. In Old Town, you will find attractions like the Cathedral of Ciutadella, Ses Voltes Street and the Castle of San Nicolas.

Cathedral of Ciutadella

The Cathedral of Ciutadella is a cathedral that saw construction begin in 1300, but it wasn’t finished until 1362. It was built on the site of a former mosque, using neogothic architecture. While the building has been damaged and restored several times since it was originally built, it has maintained its look through this time. Tours are available of the facility.

Ses Voltes Street

While in Old Town you will want to head over to Ses Voltes Street. Best described as a town centre, this street is loaded with shops, restaurants and more.While here, notice all of the arches. This part of Old Town is known for this architecture and it can be seen in many buildings.

Ciutadella is also home tie a small castle, Castle of San Nicolas. This castle was built in the 17th century and is tiny. While not a huge tourist attraction, this small castle provides a look at the city’s past, while offering a great view of the city, and the harbour.

Talati de Dalt

One of the largest attractions in Minorca is the Talati de Dalt, a pre-historic site. Here you will find old structures from inhabitants past such as homes, fountains, wells, artificially enlarged caves and more. While here, check out the Taula, which is a  stone monument that is similar to the Stonehenge. The structures were built between 1000 BC and 300 BC and are a major attraction on the island.

Nightclubs

Nightclubs aren’t usually considered attractions unless you’re in Ibiza, but Minorca has a nightclub built into a cave. Cova d’en Xoroi is a nightclub located in Alaoir, and is, as said, built into a cave. With seats within the cave as well as on the outside of the cave, this nightclub offers quite the experience. The outside patios offer great views of the water and are great for sunset viewing.

Es Mercadal

Es Mercadal sits at the base of Mount Toro and is an old medieval styled market town. The town offers great restaurants and bars, as well as old time architecture with white washed buildings. It is known for its local sweets, amargos and crespellines.

Hiking, Trekking, Trail Running, Mountain Biking

Cami de Cavalls

Cami de Cavalls 360 is a trail system that runs around the entire island of Minorca. In total, the trail system is about 185 kilometres long and can be accomplished by hiking, trekking and mountain biking. The trail systems offer multiple stages, when planning a trip to do this, you will want to contact Cami de Cavalls 360 for more information.

Mount Toro

Mount Toro is the tallest peak in Minorca, at 1,122 feet. The peak is accessible via car, with parking lots at the summit. On a clear day, you can see the entire island from the top. Mount Toro is also home to the Augustinian Monastery, which has a 16th-century guard tower next to it.

Scuba Diving

Finding somewhere to scuba dive in Minorca isn’t too difficult. The practice is widely available all across the island and will take you through deep water caves as well as other wonders that you can’t see unless you’re under water. Scuba diving in Minorca costs anywhere from 100-200 euros per person.

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