Menorca is a charming island in the Mediterranean, ideal for your holiday
Geography of Menorca:
Menorca is the easternmost of the Balearic Islands
The second largest with 701 square km. Located in the heart of the Mediterranean is the island’s westernmost province. Menorca has a length of about 50 km from east to west and a maximum width of 17 km from north to south. The island has two distinct geological areas and geographically: the north and south. The North, popularly called “north wind” is the most sharply mountainous and wild beaches of reddish sand and OSN has beautiful landscapes, like the Cape Favaritx, meeting point of land grimly slate and sea. Southern, which is called “migjorn” is much softer and is characterized by its red soil, forming a plateau that ends in high coastal cliffs, cliffs cleaved by gentle pine-covered canyons and vegetation, leading to magnificent coves golden sand.
Menorca has a generally undulating profile
With alternating small and gentle hills, with fertile valleys, as seen from Monte Toro, the highest point of the island with its 357 meters, from whose summit can be viewed much of geography of the island. Brief descriptions of the island would not be adjusted to reality if one does not take account of its most characteristic also essential in its history and set the sea: its magnificent natural harbors Maó, Fornells and Ciutadella. In your profile it should be noted coastal places of great beauty and Es Grau, with which bay is the lagoon which is an important natural reserve, the Isle d’en Colom, the rotund and perfect shell Arenal d’en Castell, the bay Addai, Sanitja next to Cabo de Cavalleria or, as in the south coast, places like Cala Macarella, Turqueta Cala, Cala Mitjana, Cala Galdana, Trebaluger or Cales Coves.
Menorca is a legendary island, remote soul and old story
Open to the sea that surrounds it, has been enriched by successive systems of life as a result of outside influences that brought other peoples, other cultures for centuries or just for years, settled on the island. Phoenicians, Carthaginians, Romans, Vandals, Arabs, Normans, Almohad, Catalan, Turkish, English and French, complete the mosaic of cultures whose traces are easy to find in the architecture, place names, food and folklore, which gives Menorca special personality that sets them apart from the rest of the Balearic Islands. The first book for Public Archaeology in Spain was written by a Menorca: Joan Ramis in 1818 published a study on “Celtic antiquities found in Minorca to the V century of our era.” Certainly the broad field of archaeological study Menorca offers is immense. Our prehistory offers an abundance of unused tracks and traces. Experts have cataloged more than 1,000 monuments, so Mernoca is called “open air museum”.