The capital of Menorca, Maó (Mahón), features the best of both worlds on the island – a charming and beautiful town filled with culture during daylight and a vibrant and pulsing nightlife scene. The city has plenty to offer, including one of the largest natural harbors in the world (a heaping three miles long). There are tiny streets to stroll, shops to explore, cakes and meals to be had, drinks to be sipped and a market housed in what used to be an old convent.
There’s also the history. Like the other towns on the island, Maó (Mahón) is not without its story. The oldest building, Arch de San Roque, is the only remnant of the old wall which used to surround the town. Town Hall, built in 1631, is another historic building. It even features a clock still on display which was given to Menorca by English Governor Richard Kane. Of course, no town is complete without an old church. Here, the Church of Santa Maria can be found. Inside, there is an organ with more than 3,000 pipes.
No visit to town is complete without stopping at Place de S’Esplanada. The main square is filled with cafes and activities. Be sure to park yourself here for a cup of coffee and to relish in the gorgeous island weather.
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