Mallorca's great escapes: where to go to escape the crowds
Mallorca has grown up...
Places in Menorca
Sitting pretty on the world's second-largest natural harbour (5km long), Maó is an unusual blend of Anglo and Spanish characteristics. The British made it the capital of Menorca in 1713, and the influence of their almost-100-year presence (the island reverted to Spanish rule in 1802) is still evident in the town’s architecture, traditions and culture.
This whitewashed fishing village sits on a long slim bay, with sheltered, unruffled waters ideal for novice windsurfers. Fornells is renowned for its waterfront seafood restaurants, most of which serve up the local, decidedly pricey speciality, caldereta de llagosta (lobster stew).
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