Menorca is the most western of the Balearic Islands and the lovely Ciutadella used to be the historic capital. This town is dotted with cathedrals and museums and is situated on the West of the island . Many festivals also take place here, one of the main ones being the Fiesta de San Juan which takes place in June every year.
There are some fantastic beaches around Menorca, many which are off the beaten track. For example Cala del Pilar is reached only after a 30 minute walk down a beautiful wild track that takes you there. However, other sandy coves and beaches can be found at Binibeca, Cala en Porta, Son Bou – the longest beach on Menorca, Santo Tomas, the beautiful bay of Cala Galdana and many more.
There is a wide range of food available in Menorca, being in the Western Mediterranean, it has had many influences over the years. The island was declared a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve in 1993 and you can discover some of the most rich, unique and varied produce here.
Being an island, seafood is obviously top of the list with many dishes including probably the well known ‘caldereta de llagosta’ which is basically a delicious lobster stew served on toast.
Sobrasada is a pork sausage meat made with red peppers and cheese, milk and butter are important to Menorcan cuisine due to the many dairy cows bred on the island and the Menorcans even lay claim to discovering Mayonnaise!
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