Minorca / Menorca is probably best know for its relaxing golden beach holidays along its various rugged coastline, rocky coves and inlets. The capital of Minorca is Mahon and is also the location of the island’s airport.
Mahon boasts one of Europe’s largest and natural harbours. It has an attractive mixture of colonial and local architecture which is built on a hill overlooking the port.
There is a large and good selection of shops, bars and restaurants in all the resorts. Although this Island is the second largest Minorca is only 9 miles ( or 15km) wide and around 32 miles (or 52km) long.
The Island has been left almost unspoiled, this is due to the fact that the locals do not reply on tourism unlike many other of the Islands.
Aside from all the golden beaches and tourist resorts the Minorca also has plenty of history and culture, with many different attractions to experience. The most famous attraction is the world famous pipe organ and several archaeological sites which relate to the second millennium BC Talayot culture.
Minorca / Menorca Facts
- Country: Spain
- Population: 82,000
- Language: Castilian – Spanish
- Currency: Euro (EUR)
- Time zone: 1 hour ahead of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT)
- Country dialing code: +34
- Electricity: 220 volts, 50 Hz