Ben Sutherland
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Many immediately head east, through the flower-freckled meadowland of the interior, to the resort of Cala en Forcat, Cala en Bosch and Cala Galdana. Most only return west when it is time to trundle up the airplane steps, having never visited the capital, Mao, which is a shame. Not only does it have the second deepest natural harbour in the world (after Pearl Harbour), it also boasts a colourful and turbulent history due to the many seaborne conflicts between the Spanish, British and French to gain control of this strategically positioned naval base.
Maó

Maó

Start at Placa Colona and lose yourself in a warren of tight alleyways. Take a boat trip along the harbour for the best views of the quayside and naval base. Maó is the Catalan name for Mahón, or "Port Mahon" in English.
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Fort Marlborough

Take a tour of the gloomy tunnels in this low-lying fort, built by the British in the 18th century. It was built semi-submerged with an entry by tunnel in order to conceal it in the surroundings.
Ses Pedreres De S’hostal

Ses Pedreres De S’hostal

Walk through the area of this part-quarry-part-sculpture. Take in the incredible acoustics during one of the many live concerts in summer. Ses Pedreres de S’Hostal is where they used to extract slabs of mares and there is still a magical quality to this venue.
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Xoriguer Gin Distillery

Sample one of the best legacies of the British occupation and grab a Menorcan memento at the Xoriguer Gin Distillery. Gin was popularized during the 18th and 19th century and in the early 20th century the brand "Xoriguer" was born on the island.
Ciutadella

Ciutadella

Ciutadella de Menorca is a small town and the cultural rival of Maó with a surfeit of architectural legacies of the British era. Take a stroll along the canal-like harbour and dine on fresh lobster in one of the waterside restaurants.
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Cap de Cavalleria

Minorca has many beautiful lookout points, and one of them located in north Minorca is Cap de Cavalleria. You can drive all the way up but have to leave the car at the entrance. An idea is to pack a lunch to enjoy up here.
La Mola

La Mola

La Mola is an historic fort located by the harbour in Maó. There are guided tours which take about 2 hours and provide you with an interesting insight to Minorca’s history.
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Cala Morell

Cala Morell is a little hidden gem in Ciudadella. It is not your typical sandy beach, but the view here is amazing. You can discover different caves, go snorkelling or just admire the sight.
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