The capital city, with its ancient Georgian architecture and natural harbours, is home to some of the best hotels and cafes in Minorca. Naveta dels Tudons, popularly known as the ‘Cathedral of Prehistoric Times’, is another popular tourist spot.
Son Bou offers a breathtaking view of the city along with an exciting nightlife. Arenal d’en Castell, which offers its visitors plenty ... More of water sports facilities, is also popular. Cala Blanca and Cala Galdana are the other two popular spots.
Mare de Deu de Gracia, San Luis Equine Fiesta and Saint Joan Festival are the most important events celebrated throughout the island. While vacationing in Minorca, be sure to visit Fornells, the fishing village of the island, which is famous for its exotic seafood restaurants.
The island has an ideal Mediterranean climate, characterised by warm temperatures. The island is permanently cooled by the north wind. The best time to visit Minorca is from May to October.
During the War of Spanish Succession, Minorca came under the British rule. During this period, Mao was termed as the capital and a naval base was established. ... More The island was finally given back to Spain in 1802 under the Treaty of Amiens.
The culture of Minorca is a blend of British, French and Spanish influences. Craftsmanship including pottery, shoe-making and jewellery are important cultural elements.
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