Mahón, capital of Menorca

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This city of 28,000 inhabitants is the capital of the island of Menorca. An island where you will find our hotels Insotel Punta Prima Resort & Spa and Insotel Punta Prima Prestige Suites & Spa in front of the sea and only 20 minutes away by car.

What to see in Mahón?

This beautiful Balearic city is ideal for spending the day and doing some shopping while enjoying its architecture. As the great majority of the towns of Menorca has a beautiful natural harbor of about 6 kilometers in length, with the peculiarity of being one of the largest natural harbors in the world.

Once we arrive in Mahón we recommend that you park your car and go around every corner of this city taking a walk, as its small size allows us to walk it without great effort and without the need to use transport to get around.

To start we propose an urban route in which to know the five most important points of interest in this city:

City Council of Mahón. It is a construction of S. XVII French-style baroque style made by the architect Francisco Fernandez and renovated in 1789. From the outside highlights its English clock imported in the 1700. If you have the possibility, we recommend you visit its interior as it has a very nice room and a gallery with the most important Menorcans portraits.

Church of Santa Maria. Built a century after the town hall, this church has a Gothic style with a Neo-Gothic interior. It has an organ of 4 keyboards and 3006 sound pipes, and it offers micro-concerts to all parishioners every day during the summer.

Street of Isabel II. It is a must-visit street since it is full of stately homes built throughout the eighteenth century, so, we recommend that you approach it and do not fail to contemplate its facades.

Town house. It was the seat of the Republican casino built by the architect Francesc Femenías in 1913. A majestic building attacked on 1939 during the Civil War. It was not restored until 1991, the same that opened as a village for the people of the town.

Bridge of Sant Roc. It is one of the few remaining points of the ancient medieval walls. Walls destroyed almost completely during the looting of the pirate Barbaroja back in 1535.

You must visit these five essential monuments during your visit to the city of Mahón.  We hope you like them as much as we do!