Despite its reputation as a holiday destination, Minorca (or Menorca) remains one of the most unspoiled Balearic Islands in the Mediterranean. Situated off the east coast of Spain, Minorca is one of the four major Balearic Islands. The other three Balearic Islands include Majorca, Formentera and off-course, the famous party island of Ibiza. The capital of the Balearic Islands is the city of Palma, located in Majorca (Palma de Mallorca).
With an estimated population of 93,371 (2019) inhabitants, Minorca attracts tourists who desire a warm Mediterranean climate and a less chaotic holiday.
Mahon (Mao/Port Mahon) is the capital city of Minorca and is an important commercial and industrial centre. Located in the eastern part of the island, Mahon has one of the longest natural harbours in the world. The water is deep and clear because of Mahon's enclosed nature. The cheese Mahon is named after Mahon city; some believe that mayonnaise originated from Mahon.
The charming town of Ciutadella houses some of the most significant buildings of Minorca. Most of the monuments date back to the 18th century, and the most important Gothic building is Minorca Cathedral. The historic town of Ciutadella is a must-visit for anyone wishing to discover Minorca's past.
The Minorca island houses many holiday resorts, which offer modern facilities and tranquil atmospheres. The crystal clear water and untouched beaches make Minorca a perfect place for sunbathing and swimming.
|Autonomous Community||Balearic Islands|
|Capital||Mahon / Mao|
|Time zone||UTC +1(CET)|