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  • Day51

    Day 51. Mahon, Menorca, Spain

    September 24, 2019 in Spain ⋅ ⛅ 24 °C

    From Alicante to Mahon is 252 sea miles.
    We arrived in Mahon at 8.30am.
    Mahón, or Maó, is the capital of the Spanish island of Menorca, part of the Balearic Islands. It’s known for its British-style Georgian houses and sheltered harbour. It is a beautiful island, green and picturesque and Mahon is a fascinating and lively township. I loved it here. Much nicer than Majorca.
    We walked off the ship in Port de Maó and up the hill to the township.
    We reached the Portal de Sant Roc in Plaza del Bastio. This is the only remnant from the ancient medieval city wall. We walked along Carrer de Sant Roc.
    Lots of wonderful shopping streets and shopping mall.
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    Day 51d. Mahon, Menorca

    September 24, 2019 in Spain ⋅ ⛅ 25 °C

    We went to the market, SA Placa Mercat de Mao. We tasted the pasteurised and non-pasteurised traditional Mahón-Menorca cheese which has a protected manufacture so it can only be made with milk from the island. The taste varies depending on how long the cheese has been matured and these artisan cheeses have wrinkles made by the cloth in which they are wrapped. The cheeses were delicious especially the non-pasteurised.
    We stayed on the Lido deck for a BBQ dinner. It was great to have a simple meal! Back to basics.
    The evening show was the Sofystic Chic Dance Group with The 4 Elements: Fire, Water, Earth, Air.
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    Day 51a. Mahon, Menorca

    September 24, 2019 in Spain ⋅ ⛅ 25 °C

    Santa María Church is in the centre of the old city on central Plaça de la Constitució. It has an ornate 19th-century organ,
    Next to the church is the Placa de la Constitucia housing the Town Hall which has a Renaissance facade and a clock donated by the island’s first British governor, Richard Kane.
    The impressive Menorca Museum displays art and exhibits on the island's history.
    The elegant Casa Mercadel was one of the homes owned by a noble Menorcan family and was built in on the site of an ancient castle that overlooked the harbour, now housing a cultural centre.
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    Day 51b. Mahon, Menorca

    September 24, 2019 in Spain ⋅ ⛅ 25 °C

    Further up the square we walked to the fish market in the Carmelite Cloisters which has been converted to a covered market selling everything from fruit and veg to shoes and local food specialities. The Tapas is amazing.
    The Museum of Menorca is in the old Franciscan monastery which was built in the baroque style at the end of the 17th century but confiscated in 1835.
    The Carrer de Sant Roc is beautiful with some of the oldest houses owned by the noble families of Menorca leading to the gateway of Sant Roc which was once part of the city wall.
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    Day 51c. Mahon, Menorca

    September 24, 2019 in Spain ⋅ ⛅ 25 °C

    We visited the Cloister del Carme Mercat and the Tre Cavalli Nag Arnoldi Statue.
    We passed a family bakery with local savoury and sweet pastries. I bought a spinach and tomato wholemeal pasty, palmier puff pastry and custard filled pastry. So delicious.Read more

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    Day 50e. Mahon, Menorca

    September 24, 2019 in Spain ⋅ ⛅ 26 °C

    Leaving Mahon in perfect weather and flat seas. We have had a picture and sea perfect cruise.
    This island is amazing. So much more to see including ancient ruins and even a pyramid. I hope have the opportunity to return for a longer stay.
    On our journey out of the harbour we passed phenomenal beaches, Medieval fortifications snd multimillion euro houses, private docks and even summer houses at the end of jetties.
    We ate on deck tonight. Perfect weather. Warm with hardly a breeze.
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  • Day16

    Mahon, Menorca

    July 4, 2016 in Spain ⋅ ⛅ 25 °C

    Another beautiful port city in Spain, this one on the island of Menorca. We took a walk around the port and up the winding hill into the lovely town center (see other Mahon footprint). Could live here, more so than any other place visited yet. Weather not so hot as some other parts, relaxed, awesome!Read more

  • Day5

    Faravitx lighthouse and talaiotic stone

    May 1, 2018 in Spain ⋅ ⛅ 13 °C

    We had a bit of extra time to kill before our flight back so we did a bit more driving and headed over to the Favaritx lighthouse. The drive along the final headland was really dramatic as the scenery suddenly switched from lush green fields with wildflowers to barren slate outcrops and crashing waves. The lighthouse itself has an interesting spiral black stripe on white. It was a bit exposed and rainy so we headed back in the car to the Albufera Es Grau National Park for a brisk boardwalk to the lake before going to see one of the most extensive Talaoitic remains on the island. The standing stone is a symbol on the island and the civilisation dates from 1,000BC. We had time for a quick tea before dropping the car back ready for the flight home.Read more

  • Day2

    Ausflug nach Mahon mit Hafenrundfahrt

    September 29, 2015 in Spain ⋅ ☀️ 23 °C

    Mit dem Linienbus ging es ganz bequem von Santo Tomas in die Inselhauptstadt Mahon (Mao) an der Ostseite der Insel.

    Die Endstation des Busses war gleich in der Nähe vom Wochenmarkt, bei dem wir auch durchgeschlendert sind. Ich war positiv überrascht, es gab nicht nur die traditionellen Waren auf dem Markt, sondern auch ganz moderne Sachen, wie z.B. moderne Armbanduhren für junge Mädchen.Read more

You might also know this place by the following names:

Mahón, Mahon, Maó, Port Mahon, MAH