Sights in Menorca

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'Christ Monument in front of the Monastery on the top of El Toro Mountain - the highest peak of Menorca, Balearic Islands, Spain' - Menorca
'Christ Monument in front of the Monastery on the top of El Toro Mountain - the highest peak of Menorca, Balearic Islands, Spain' Karol Kozlowski / Shutterstock

Traveling around the island makes you appreciate the unique beauty of Menorca. Despite being a small island, it has a lot to offer. Within its boundaries it has an immense variety of scenery and a vast catalog of unique species. Here are some of the must-sees you shouldn't miss!

Mount Toro: No holiday to Menorca is complete without a trip to the highest point of the island. Besides being the highest point, it is also the island's spiritual centre. It boasts a sanctuary that was built in the late 16th century, tended by a community of Franciscan nuns (you can rent a cell to stay in for the night). Just next to the church, you'll see a large statue of 'Jesus of the Sacred Heart'. The statue is dedicated to The Menorcans who died in the Moroccan war of 1925. You'll also discover other monuments that are dedicated to Menorcans who emigrated to Florida and Algeria in the 19th century. Here at the summit, the views over the island are truly spectacular.

La Mola: When you arrive to Menorca by ship, the peninsula of Mola is the first thing you'll see on the starboard side. Rising 256 feet above the sea, it is a marvelous natural strong point. In it heyday, it was studded with guns and used to defend the island.

Parc Natural de s’Albufera des Grau: The eastern coast of Menorca holds the principal damp area of the island. Here you will find the Nature Reserves of S’Albufera des Grau, I’lla d’en Colomi and Cap de Favàritx. The park centre has a shallow lagoon, which is a perfect marine-bird observatory.

Naveta des Tudons: The Naveta des Tudons is a funeral megalith from the pre-Talaiotic period (14th century B.C.).

Besides Maó and Ciutadella, Ferreries is another very interesting town to visit. The city's church of Sant Bartolomeu (1870) is one of the must-sees here, next to its beautiful coves, like Calderer and Pilar. The nearby hill of Santa Águeda boasts the Arab castle of Sent Agayz.