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Posted: July 31, 2013 in Uncategorized

SIGHT SEEING IN MENORCA SPAIN

Menorca enjoys a slightly milder climate than the other Balearic Islands and so its landscape is more green and lush. The natural beauty of S’Albufera des Grau coastal nature reserve is well worth visiting to explore the wetlands and scrub of this protected area as well as the ancient Talayotic and Roman ruins that are scattered throughout the reserve. Climb Monte Toro, the highest mountain in the Balearics standing at 358 metres tall for fantastic panoramic coast to coast views across the Island and visit the nuns who live in a convent at the very top.

The stunning scenery of Menorca is well worth visiting in itself however there are plenty of man made sights that you must see as well. The Ciutadella Cathedral is one of the largest in the world, built in the 14th century, featuring Catalan-Gothic architecture. It owes its fortress like appearance to the Spanish civil war and features intricate stone carvings and decorations throughout including a collection of gargoyles.

The Xoriguer Gin Distillery is a must see to discover how the famous Xoriguer Gin is made and stock up on the special lemon flavoured Pomada gin for which Menorca is famous. You can take a tour around the 18th century distillery and watch the whole process in action, sampling the Gin and other spirits as you go along, you can also buy your favourites in the distillery shop

Menorca also has evidence of its ancient past with an abundance of prehistoric ruins of villages and temples as well as fortresses and towers from the Spanish Civil War. TheTorre de’en Gaumes, is the biggest prehistoric village in the Balearics and well worth visiting to appreciate the ancient history of the island. Whilst the mysterious Naveta dels Tudons is an ancient burial chamber shaped like the overturned bow of the ship. Dated at around 1500BC, it is the only construction of its kind and many myths exist surrounding its existence.

For an all round experience of Menorca’s history and culture visit the Museu de Menorcawhere you will find an intriguing collection of Roman, Byzantine, Arabic and Talayotic articfacts as well as prehistoric items all housed in the remains of an old Fransiscan monestary.

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