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Top Choice Museum in Maó

Ca n'Oliver

Built in the early 1800s for the prominent bourgeois Oliver family (who lived here until 1920), this magnificent mansion has been exquisitely restored into an engaging multimedia museum. Its elegant interiors displa…
Museum in Maó

Museu de Menorca

This 17th-century former Franciscan monastery has been a nautical school, a library, a high school, a children’s home and, now, Menorca's main museum. Its well-documented permanent collection, covering the earliest …
Fortress in Maó

Fort de Marlborough

Britain occupied Menorca principally to gain possession of Maó’s deep natural harbour, captured by the Royal Navy in 1708, and built Fort Marlborough (5km southeast of Maó) to defend the sound. Visits start with a w…
Fortress in Maó

Fortalesa de La Mola

In the 19th century, after Maó's 16th-century Castell de Sant Felip was destroyed, Queen Isabel II ordered the construction of a new fortress. The extensive Fortalesa de La Mola was built between 1848 and 1875, spra…
Fortress in Maó

Castell de Sant Felip

On the north side of Cala de Sant Esteve, 4km southeast of Maó, the Castell de Sant Felip was originally constructed in the 16th century and, under British control, became one of Europe's largest fortresses. When Sp…
International in Maó

Pipet & Co

A cheery rustic-chic place, this self-styled 'cafe-lab' makes a fabulous find for its imaginative Spanish-international home-cooking, with delectable vegetarian and vegan choices. Quiches, hummus, soups, salads, pas…
Bar in Maó

Café Mirador

Take a ringside seat outside for tapas, mojitos, local wines or G&Ts starring Menorcan Xoriguer gin. The Mirador is a perennial favourite thanks to its glorious port views, reasonable prices and occasional live …
Tapas in Maó

Anatea

Subtly creative tapas precede expertly grilled fish and meats in this snug, welcoming contemporary space with moody lighting, a stone bar and a speciality in vermouths. Menorcan and others Spanish wines wash down sm…
Tapas in Maó

Santa Rita

Spilling out on to Plaça de la Bastió, petite Santa Rita puts its own innovative spin on some of Maó's tastiest tapas. There's a distinctly global feel in dishes along the lines of red-tuna tartare with watermelon a…
Spanish in Maó

Ses Forquilles

‘The Forks’ is run by a friendly young team. This scarlet-walled bistro does a roaring trade in fish and meat mains, montaditos (mini–open sandwiches) and creative world-roaming tapas – from red-tuna sashimi with so…