Of course, there is life beyond the beaches and the sea in Menorca. In fact, the island has 700 km2 of land where you can practice a variety of activities for fun out of the water.
A multidimensional life
You will not need to pack swimsuits or flip flops if you prefer not to. You can exchange them for hiking boots or an elegant suit to visit the most complete art galleries all over the island.
Discover some of the best plans that Menorca has to offer far from the sea and see how the island is also a paradise for those who prefer to keep their feet off the sand.
Put on your boots and get ready! Let's walk through the Camí de Cavalls!
Hiking is one of the main attractions of the island and also one of the best ways to discover some of its beautiful places. The Camí de Cavalls travels the coast around the island, with a total of 185 km of spectacular cliffs, beaches, caves and panoramic views.
It is also a historical trail that was used to defend the island since King Jaume II forced the settlers to always have a man watching the coast from this road.
Due to its length, you can walk in different stages or simply try a part of it. If you want to go all the way, it is officially composed of 20 stages that begin and end in Mahón. If you are not a fan of walking, you can always cover the path by bike or horse (as it was originally done).
The hidden side of the coast: the route of the lighthouses.
The lighthouses have that quelque chose that is impossible to define, that always manages to hypnotize you, found in a very peculiar environment. With the sea crashing against the rocks just below the lighthouses and its rotating light at the top serving as a guide for sailors, these structures could be the perfect postcard for your loved ones.
We will make a brief review of the 7 lighthouses in Menorca that you cannot miss, 4 in the north of the island and 3 in the south:
If you see yourself in the need to choose because of your schedule, we would advise you to go to Favaritx and Cavalleria. They are completely isolated and surrounded by breathtaking and unique landscapes. Through these lighthouses you will also find incredible sunsets.
Minorcan brushes: a walk through the local art galleries.
The landscapes of the island have awakened the creativity of many artists and have inspired them to create several works of art. The lights, the sea and the colors of Menorca are represented in the paintings exhibited in the different art galleries.
Mahón and Ciutadella bring together most of the art galleries of Menorca. Two small places to enjoy paintings by local artists that, if you're lucky enough, you can even meet them personally.
Digging the past of the island: Talayotic culture.
In the interior, far from the sea, there are the remains of the first civilizations that inhabited the island. Nowadays, 4,000 years later, you can still find numerous stone structures from that era, including entire villages. They have received the name of Talayotic culture.
Many excavations have been carried out in Menorca and the estimations speak about an average of 2 archaeological sites per square kilometer. Some of the remains, such as those known as taulas (ceremonial monuments) and navetas (collective tombs), are unique in the world.
Due to its beauty and historical value, 32 sites (of the 1,574 on the island) are candidates for World Heritage by UNESCO. The most interesting are Naveta des Tudons Tower d'en Galmés, Torralba d'en Salord, Son Catlar and Talatí de Dalt.
Menorca has much to offer beyond its beaches and crystal-clear waters. Dare to move inland and explore everything the island hides and fall in love with its mountains, towns and people.
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