Weekend in Menorca


Menorca is one of the most important Balearic islands and constitutes a natural paradise. It is ideal to visit with the family as it offers dream beaches, parties and a varied cultural offer.

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Camí de sa Farola


The most urban lighthouse in Menorca

  • Complement the visit to the lighthouse with the promenade and a trip to Cala Sa Farola.


  • Pay attention to the wonderful view from the lighthouse towards the port of Ciutadella and the Castillo de San Nicolás, on the front shore.


  • El Faro sa Farola is just 1 km from Ciutadella and this makes it the one most linked to the city and the easiest to reach.


  • Construction began in 1861 and was completed in 1863, being the fifth of the seven that exist in Menorca.


  • It was built very close to the mouth of the port of Ciutadella and at a low height above sea level (21 m). For this reason, during days of strong waves, its facilities suffered the onslaught of water. To prevent this, a retaining wall was erected.


  • The visit to the lighthouse is complemented by the promenade and its viewpoints, as well as the beautiful Cala Sa Farola, of small dimensions.


  • We begin our tour of Menorca visiting this site that combines the most urban lighthouse on the island with an excellent promenade to Cala sa farola.


  • Free


  • 1 h - 2 h


  • schedule Subject to business hours

    local_activity No ticket needed


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Puerto de Ciutadella de Menorca


The most beautiful in the Mediterranean

  • Visit this site and enjoy its wonderful surroundings. Luxury docked yachts, traditional fishing boats and excellent gastronomic venues.


  • Especially during the summer months, an attractive market is set up on the steps that lead from Plaza Es Born. There you can find countless handicrafts and souvenirs.


  • The port has been operating since the Middle Ages, since the time of the Crown of Aragon. But it was in the nineteenth century when its structure acquired greater importance and progress was made in the improvement and expansion works.


  • The port connects the cities of Mallorca and Barcelona with routes that are carried out regularly and are operated by various companies.


  • It is recognized for its beautiful environment, especially in summer, when its terraces and restaurants are filled with visitors.


  • Furthermore, a phenomenon called rissaga is known. It is about the unexpected and sudden rise or fall of the sea level that can cause problems in boats and facilities near the water.


  • A few meters from the famous Es Born square, we find the steps that lead to this wonderful port of small dimensions but worth visiting.


  • What makes it so special? Its excellent facilities and finding a marina, fishing, tourist / commercial and passenger port that invites you to explore it and sit on one of its many terraces.


  • Free


  • +34 971 484 455


  • 30 min - 1 h


  • schedule Subject to business hours

    local_activity No ticket needed

    Hours: (commercial hours of the port) Low season: 8: 00-15: 00 hours High season: 8: 00-20: 00 hours Location: Calle Moll Comercial s / n 07760 Ciutadella


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Plaça de la Catedral


A jewel in the Gothic style

  • Do not forget to especially appreciate the Chapel of the Souls, in a neoclassical style and that of the Santísimo, in a neoclassical style.


  • A good plan is to enjoy the organ concerts that are offered and that complete the visit during the summer.


  • In Ses Voltes street, in Plaza de la Catedral, stands this Gothic-style temple that still preserves some arches from the old Arab minaret.


  • It dates from the 14th century and stands on an old Arab mosque, constituting an imposing stone building in the historic center.


  • In 1287, during the definitive conquest of Alfonso III, the old mosque was consecrated to Christian worship and finally it was Jaime II who ordered the construction of the current cathedral in 1301.


  • The temple has suffered two major looting: the Turkish assault in 1558 and the looting during the civil war.


  • In 1986 important restoration works were undertaken, giving prominence to light and spaces.


  • It is a monumental Gothic building 22 meters high. Single nave with side chapels.


  • Ciutadella is one of the most important and impressive cities in Menorca. Its history of cultural diversity, Muslim, French, English and Spanish, make it a multiple and charming place.


  • Touring its striking stone corners is essential if you are looking to get to know this wonderful Spanish stronghold.


  • Free For visits, consult the tourist office: Plaça Born, 15 baix.


  • 971 380 343


  • 30 min - 1 h


  • schedule Subject to business hours

    local_activity No ticket needed

    Hours: From May to October from Monday to Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Location: Plaça de la Catedral


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Plaça des Born


Discover the narrow streets of the old town on foot

  • The best recommendation is to get lost in the old town to discover it and enjoy its magic.


  • From Plaza Des Born, at the back of the Town Hall there is an old fortification. Go up to it and you will have wonderful views of the port and the palaces of Salort and Torressaura, belonging to very wealthy families on the island.


  • The old town of Ciutadella is an emblem in itself that testifies to the passage of time and the importance that this city has had over the years.


  • Among the alleys in which to get lost and delight, undoubtedly one of the main ones is the carrer major del Born. Especially because of the weight of the buildings it houses. This street goes from Calle Nova to the Cathedral and is one of the most visited and known


  • Among the essentials of this street are: the Cathedral of Santa María Plaza de la Catedral Palacio Torreassura Palau Salort


  • It is essential to get to Plaza Es Born, with the obelisk and the City Hall presiding over the space.


  • Also, stroll through Ses Voltes street, one of the busiest in the city due to its beauty surrounded by arcades and the number of shops.


  • Another of the key points are the old walls, the current Bastió de Sa Fon, today the Municipal Museum.


  • We continue the tour of the historic center of Ciutadella. And there is no better way to do it than walking along Carrer major del Born.


  • The old heart of the city radiates life, history and nostalgia that are worth absorbing from this and other of its many streets.


  • Free


  • +34 971 48 41 55


  • 1 h - 2 h


  • schedule Subject to business hours

    local_activity No ticket needed

    opening hours: Ciutadella Tourist Office Plaça des Born (Town Hall Building)


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Naveta des Tudons


A prehistoric monument

  • Due to its historical wealth, it is worth visiting this monument, it will not take more than a few minutes.


  • For more information, go to the official website menorca.es


  • The Navetas were a funerary construction used in prehistoric times, in the Middle Bronze - Late Bronze Age stage (1400 - 1000 BC).


  • It corresponds to the Talayotic culture and owes its name to the inverted ship shape.


  • The naveta measures 13.6 meters long by 6.5 wide and was discovered in the middle of the 20th century. In the excavations bones belonging to one hundred bodies were found, accompanied by various grave goods.


  • They were monuments where collective burials and offerings were made.


  • Its constructive characteristic is the fit of medium stones without mortar or the help of other material.


  • It is not possible to enter or climb the naveta for reasons of security and conservation of the monument.


  • It is the most recognized monument on the Island, for its state of conservation and for its age.


  • In addition, it is a constructive structure that only exists on the island, which makes it unique.


  • Adults: € 2. Children from 8 to 15 years old and over 65: € 1.20. Children under 8 years old: free entry. Monday: free entry. From October 25 to Easter: free admission


  • 902 929 015


  • 30 min - 1 h


  • schedule Subject to business hours

    local_activity No ticket needed

    Hours: January to April - every day - free access May to October - Monday 9 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. - Tuesday to Sunday, 9 a.m. to 8.15 p.m. November and December - every day - free access Location: Accessed by the main road from Maó to Ciutadella, km 40.


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Faro Punta Nati


A lighthouse between cliffs and wild nature

  • We recommend arriving at the lighthouse in the afternoon and enjoying a sunset from this lonely and unique site.


  • The lighthouse is located 6 km from Ciutadella, on the extreme northwest of the island.


  • It was sent to build by order of the French, after the sinking of one of their ships in 1910, General Chanzy, in which more than 150 people died.


  • It was put into operation in 1913 and was inhabited until the second half of the 20th century.


  • It consists of two independent buildings, a 19 m high tower with a hexagonal plan and a height of 42 m above sea level.


  • To the right of the lighthouse are the remains of a battery built during the civil war and of an old observatory.


  • It is very easy to get to the place, to get to the Lighthouse, you must leave the car in the parking lot and then walk 15 minutes.


  • This site keeps its uniqueness in the environment. Located on stony and desert soil, it stands between immense cliffs.


  • Free


  • 30 min - 1 h


  • schedule Subject to business hours

    local_activity No ticket needed


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Cala Morell


Surrounded by rocks in an area of prehistoric value

  • Visit the Necropolis of Cala Morell, just 500 m from La Cala.


  • Investigate the place and locate the caves of prehistoric origin that are in the surroundings and that are worth visiting.


  • There is only a small stretch of sand and in it you can find most of the services.


  • The most interesting thing about this cove, in addition to its rugged landscape and crystal clear waters, are the prehistoric caves that are around it and that you can freely access.


  • In addition, it is framed in the vicinity of the Talayotic necropolis and that historical value gives it a special weight.


  • We end the day in this very particular cove that may surprise you. Especially since it is surrounded by cliffs and small concrete platforms have been built to facilitate bathing.


  • There is only a small stretch of sand and in it you can find most of the services.


  • Free


  • 1 h - 2 h


  • schedule Subject to business hours

    local_activity No ticket needed


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Torre des Castellar (Torre Santandria)


Defensive monuments of the island with unique elements

  • This tower is worth visiting for the elements that differentiate it and the environment. Knowing it takes little time since you can only go around the outside.


  • It was built by the English between the years 1799-1802 as part of the island's defensive system. And it became one of the most complete of those that exist there.


  • It is a tower with a circular base that reaches 6 m in diameter at its top. It is about 8 m high and is surrounded by a 6 m wide moat.


  • What makes it unique, in addition to the moat, is the entrance through an underground corridor.


  • It consists of two floors plus an upper floor. The first floor is located 1.5 m below the pit. The middle floor was used for the garrison and the upper floor for the artillery.


  • It currently belongs to the Ciutadella City Council and is only visited externally.


  • We continue the tour visiting this tower whose main objective was to defend against possible enemy attacks.


  • The interesting thing is that it has several elements that differentiate it from the rest. Among them, an underground corridor stands out where it has its entrance, as well as the moat that completely surrounds it.


  • Free


  • 971 381 050


  • 30 min - 1 h


  • schedule Subject to business hours

    local_activity No ticket needed

    hours: Location: Sa Caleta Urbanization Town: Ciutadella


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Castillo de Sant Nicolau


Defensive tower in an unbeatable environment

  • We recommend this visit, it will not take more than an hour and it represents the link between the city and the sea.


  • It is possible to visit it for free.


  • The Castle of Sant Nicolau was sent to build between 1680 and 1682 by order of the Spanish. Its objective was the surveillance and defense of the mouth of the port of Ciutadella.


  • The name is due to the patron saint of sailors and an old hermitage that occupied that place.


  • The construction is octagonal, with a 2m deep ditch dug into the rock.


  • Between 1798 and 1802, during the British occupation, some interior compartments were built for the storage of gunpowder and foodstuffs that were eliminated in later restoration work.


  • It has a drawbridge that leads to the baroque style entrance door.


  • The interior consists of a central column from where a spiral staircase leads to the terrace, which served as an observation, surveillance and artillery tower.


  • At present it is part of the City Hall and can be visited for free.


  • We continue the tour at the Castillo de San Nicolás, a defense tower built on the coast, at the mouth of the city's port.


  • Your visit is a must, due to its privileged location on the coast and because it differs from the other towers as it is more modern and elegant than the rest of the watchtowers erected on the shores of the Mediterranean.


  • Free


  • 971 381 050


  • 1 h - 2 h


  • schedule Subject to business hours

    local_activity No ticket needed

    schedule: Schedules: arranged visits. Every day from June to October from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and from 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Location: Passeig Marítim, s / n, 07760 Ciutadella de Menorca, Illes Balears, Spain


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Cala en turqueta


One of the best beaches in Menorca

  • Being one of the most famous and familiar beaches, it is usually very crowded. It is best to go early or closer to sunset.


  • Take everything you need with you and keep in mind that it only has a small beach bar at the entrance.


  • This medium-sized cove is located on the south coast, just 15 km from Ciutadella, surrounded by lush vegetation.


  • It is a virgin beach so it only has bathrooms, a small beach bar in the parking lot and a lifeguard in the summer months.


  • To get there, you can go by car. From Ciutadella, the path is very well signposted. Once there, leave the car in the parking lot and walk ten minutes to the beach.


  • There is a fairly uniform view in considering Turqueta as one of the most beautiful beaches on the island, and this makes it a fundamental place to visit.


  • The color of the vegetation, the cliffs and the turquoise color of the water that gives it its name, contrast with each other, giving it a beauty that falls in love.


  • Free


  • 1 h - 2 h


  • schedule Subject to business hours

    local_activity No ticket needed


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Cala De La Macarelleta


Neighboring beaches of the best known

  • Do not miss the opportunity to get to know these wonderful enclaves. Of course, keep in mind that in Macarella there is a small beach bar, so it is a good idea to go equipped with as many things as possible.


  • If you feel like walking, you can walk from Cala Galdana. It is about 30 minutes of hiking route that is very interesting.


  • The two enclaves are located in the south of Menorca. They are characterized by extremely crystalline waters of a deep turquoise color and surrounded by cliffs and pine forests.


  • Macarella is at a distance of 14 km from Ciutadella and is part of the Natural Area of Special Interest on the south coast of Ciutadella, so there is no construction interposed between it and nature.


  • It is surrounded by high cliffs covered with pine forests, which gives it a unique appearance.


  • Just 500 meters from Macarella, is Macarelleta, which is accessed on foot by a path from Macarella.


  • In Macarelleta, taking advantage of the isolation and solitude, nudism is commonly practiced.


  • In Macarella there are two parking lots. One of them is 15 minutes walk from the beach and the other 5 minutes.


  • Both Cala Macarella and Macarelleta are among the best known on the island. For its turquoise waters, its surroundings and white sands, which makes it an inescapable destination


  • Free


  • 1 h - 2 h


  • schedule Subject to business hours

    local_activity No ticket needed


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Cova des Coloms


A monumental Cathedral on the rock

  • It is recommended to go early to be able to make the round trip with light.


  • After visiting the colossal cave, an excellent plan can be to complement it with a beach, such as Binigaus. Or visit another nearby cave such as Xalar or Galliner de Madona.


  • The Cave draws attention due to its dimensions. It is 300 meters long, 24 meters high and 15 meters wide.


  • Nature and the passage of time have sculpted this wonder that is also known as The Cathedral.


  • There are two alternatives to get there: do it from Es Migjorn or from Santo Tomás Beach.


  • From Migjorn, you must follow the signs to the beach and then start the path descending through the ravine (there is a cemetery at the beginning), following the indications to the cave or cave.


  • From the beach, it is only necessary to follow the path and the indications.


  • The Cova des Coloms is the most famous cave among those that are part of the Binigaus ravine, especially for its monumental dimensions.


  • It is not so easy to get there so it is important to pay attention to the indications that exist as a guide.


  • Free


  • 1 h - 2 h


  • schedule Subject to business hours

    local_activity No ticket needed


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Fortaleza de Isabel II


Immense defensive structure from the 19th century

  • If you think that the facilities are too extensive to visit, take advantage of one of the options offered to explore them in peace, such as bicycles or buggies that are rented by the hour.


  • Visit the official page to find out about all the services. There are several alternatives for guided visits: to the fortress, dramatized visits, night visits, visits for children, among others.


  • It is located in the easternmost part of Spain and the need to defend the area led to the construction of other defensive buildings from early times: this is the case of the castle of San Felipe and Fort Marlborough, on the south bank.


  • Fort La Mola, as it stands today is a Spanish work. In it you should see, among other sites: The Isabel II Fortress: monumental and of great architectural beauty. The underground mine: where the queen's powder kegs were located. La Puerta de la Reina: the most majestic. The cisterns and decanting rafts. The moat with more than 1500 linear meters. The Queen's powder keg: a building of the most spectacular that served as a containment against any explosion.


  • Another of the key points that this site offers are its viewpoints. One of the main attractions of the fortress from where you can get spectacular views of the port and the coastline.


  • Excellent services are offered for all tastes and situations: audio guides with 16 points of interest, buggies to comfortably explore the facilities, electric bicycles, different types of guided tours.


  • There is a bar and a shop on the premises.


  • This is a fundamental visit to understand the very essence of the island. Its strategic and geographical importance meant the need to build this immense fortress that defended Menorca during the 19th century.


  • Its attractiveness mixes a unique natural environment with its viewpoints and its historical value as it is a fortress with excellent conservation.


  • General admission: € 8.00 Discounted tickets: University students, youth card (10% discount): € 7.20 Groups + 20 pax (20% discount): € 6.40 +65 years, pensioners and young people 12 -16 years: € 5.50 Residents of Menorca: € 5.50 Children 6-11 years: € 4.00 Free entry (children 0-5 years): € 0.00


  • 971 364 040 - 686 659 400


  • 1 h - 2 h


  • schedule Subject to business hours

    local_activity No ticket needed

    Hours: June - September: daily from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. October: from Monday to Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. November: from Tuesday to Sunday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. (Monday closed) December: from 1 to 8: from Tuesday to Sunday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. (closed Monday) from 9: closed. Closed from December 09 to January 31. December and January, concerted visits are accepted for groups of more than 10 people. February and March 2020: from Tuesday to Sunday, from 10am to 2pm (Monday closed) April 2020: to specify May 2020: (subject to possible changes) from Tuesday to Sunday from 10am to 8pm Monday from 10am to 3:30 pm


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Necrópolis de Cala Morell


Surprising prehistoric cemetery, of great cultural value

  • You cannot miss this visit that will be unique to you. For the historical value it has and for being the most unique.


  • Pay attention to Cave 4, which preserves an extremely rich sculptural work representing elements of Etruscan architecture.


  • The Cala Morell necropolis, located to the north of the island and only 6 km from Ciutadella, dates from the pre-Talayotic era, when it was used as a cemetery.


  • The caves excavated in the rock preserve the sculptural work on some of their facades that represent various cultural and architectural elements.


  • They are 14 different caves. Some have a single nave, others with interior columns or atriums at their entrance.


  • They were used as tombs where the dead were worshiped and buried with their grave goods. The first ones that are


  • The first ones that are documented date from 1600 BC and it is in the Iron Age (6th century BC) when they present their maximum expansion.


  • In 1985, the Necropolis was declared a Site of Cultural Interest.


  • This necropolis is surely one of the most complete and beautiful found on the island. Due to its size and the quantity and diversity of elements it conserves.


  • Free


  • 1 h - 2 h


  • schedule Subject to business hours

    local_activity No ticket needed


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Cala Pregonda


Solitary and reddish sand

  • It is essential to bring everything you need, since the Cala does not have services.


  • Don't forget to bring enough water and sunscreen.


  • Avoid visiting it during the months of July and August which is when it gets crowded despite its isolation.


  • It is also not advisable to go on Tramuntana days, since it usually blows strongly in this area.


  • Wear goggles to practice diving, it is a special area for it.


  • Cala Pregonda is located in the north of the island, 7 km from Fornells, somewhat further from the rest and at the foot of a hill


  • It is located 10 km from Mercadal, about 45 minutes by car from Ciutadella.


  • The biggest attraction is the unique setting. Surrounded by cliffs, it has reddish sand and crystal clear waters that are striking for the contrast.


  • In front of it there are two islets that protect it from the waves and the wind, which is usually strong in the Tramuntana season.


  • To get there, from Mercadal, you must take the road in the direction of Fornells and deviate in the direction of Cavallería until you find the detour to Binimel.la / Cala Pregonda.


  • Once in the parking lot, it is necessary to walk 30 minutes to get to the cove.


  • It does not have services so it is essential to bring what you need.


  • We end our day with this cove that stands out from the rest. Especially for its golden-reddish sands and its more desert environment than those we have traveled.


  • Free


  • 1 h - 2 h


  • schedule Subject to business hours

    local_activity No ticket needed


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Faro de Cavalleria


One of the best preserves authenticity

  • Visit this lighthouse in the evening, near sunset as it is famous for the wonderful views that are achieved at this time.


  • You can delight in the views and the surroundings in the bar-restaurant located on site.


  • The Cavallería lighthouse was inaugurated in 1856, after several shipwrecks that occurred on the north coast of the island.


  • Until the 1980s, it worked on oil, being the last in the Balearic Islands to work in this way.


  • Its tower is 15 meters high and is surrounded by important cliffs that give it an unparalleled view.


  • It has an Interpretation Center where you can learn about the history and archaeological and heritage wealth of the north coast.


  • We visit this lighthouse because it is the one that has best preserved its original elements, and this makes it unique.


  • Free


  • 1 h - 2 h


  • schedule Subject to business hours

    local_activity No ticket needed

    Opening hours: Interpretation Center: MON-SUNDAY: 10:00 AM TO 9:00 PM MAY 10 AM - 2 PM JUNE, JULY AND AUGUST 10 AM - 8 PM SEPTEMBER 10 AM - 7:30 PM OCTOBER 10 AM - 2 PM Address: Diseminado Poligono 05, 1, 07748 Es Mercadal, Balearic Islands


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Torre de Fornells


Defensive Monument of British Heritage

  • Do not forget to visit the tower and go up to the viewpoint, from where you will get wonderful views of the port and other towers.


  • The tower is located in Fornells, north of the island of Menorca.


  • It was built between 1801 and 1802, during the British occupation. Its objective was to defend the port of Fornells against possible attacks by French and Spanish.


  • It is the one with the largest dimensions within those deployed on the island at the same time.


  • It has four floors, a reinforcement slope to the middle of the structure and at the time, it was defended by 50 men.


  • The first floor was dedicated to the storage of gunpowder, food and other elements.


  • From there, a spiral staircase was accessed to the upper floor, used for artillery.


  • In 2000 the tower was restored and currently has a small museum that can be visited. It is also possible to access the viewpoint.


  • We finish the tour at the Fornells tower. The largest of those built on the island and that can currently be visited.


  • It is an important site because it shows part of the legacy that the British occupation left on the island.


  • 971 368 678


  • Adults: € 2.40 Pensioners, students, groups (minimum 10 people) and children between 8 and 15 years old: € 1.45 Children under 8 years old: free entry



  • 1 h - 2 h


  • schedule Subject to business hours

    local_activity No ticket needed

    Hours: From Easter to the end of October, Monday to Thursday: 9:45 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. / Friday to Sunday: 9:45 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.



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Cuanto qué tiene ésta isla! Me encanta!

06/08/2020