Mahon is the capital town of Minorca.
The city is located on the eastern coast of the island. Maó-Mahón has one of the largest natural harbours in the world. A small but important Royal Navy Dockyard was established by the British on the north side of the harbour, opposite the town, in 1715. It served as the Royal Navy's principal Mediterranean base for much of the 18th century, and remains in use today as a Spanish Naval station.
It is not a very large town, but retains building from various periods reflecting its history, especially touches of the British architecture with its bow windows.
The town hall is one of the more historical buildings, built in 161, which still bears the clock contributed by the British Governor Richard Kane. Right next to it you will find the gothic church of Santa Maria, which houses one of Mahon's treasures, an organ with over 3000 pipes.
In respect of cultural buildings, the Theatre Principal is the oldest opera house in Spain, dated 1829.
The closest beaches are Cala Mesquida and Es Grau.
Alaior is the island's 3rd biggest town. It is an industrial and university town, with various cheese and shoe factories and also an important centre for milk production.
The town was founded in 1304.
Es Mercadal sits at the centre of the island in the shadow of Monte Toro, the island's highest peak.
In town one can find cozy restaurants, small shops and boutiques.
The most popular beaches on the north coast are Cala Tirant, Son Saura de Son Parc and several undeveloped beaches.
Ferreries occupies some of the hilliest terrain on Menorca, with impressive gorges winding down to the south coast amid fertile farmland.
The town is famous for it's shoe, cheese, furniture and jewellery factories.
The old part of the town is very picturesque with narrow streets and houses painted in different colours.
A fantastic resort is the bay of Cala Galdana on the south coast, with pine trees growing right on the beach.
Perfect to contemplate the sunset with some chill-out music.
Ciutadella has something special for everyone. The town is steeped in history with a rich mix of architectural styles bearing witness to the different eras of its past.
Very famous for the annual celebrations of St. John's day, Ciutadella is packed with impressive buildings like the gothic cathedral and several palaces belonging to the noble families, some of which are now open to the public.
Steps from the main square lead down to the quaint port, where locals moor their traditional fishing boats and excellant fish restaurants line one side of the harbour.
The municipality of Sant Lluis encompasses the small town itself, the surrounding villages and the coastal developments from S'Algar to Binisafuller.
The town was founded in the mid-18th century during the period of French rule and features a distinct and very uniform architectural style.
The small town of Es Castell is located along the southern side of the harbour of Mahon, and happens to be the most easterly town in Spain.
It was founded during the second British occupation as a garrison town, to defend the entrance of the harbour.
Most visitors to Es Castell come to enjoy the waterfront dining along Cales Fonts, a small charming fishing harbour, which gets particular busy in the summer evenings.
It is an ideal place for residents, being pedestrianised and having most shops and restaurants close by.
Es Migjorn Gran
It is Menorcas newest municipal district and covers picturesque countryside as well as some of the best beaches on the island.
Es Migjorn Gran is an immaculately kept town, with its collection of whitewashed houses spilling down the hillside, retains a sens or authentic rural life, unchanged for generations.