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Mahón is located in the autonomous community of the Balearic Islands, Spain. As the main port of the island, Mahón also plays the role of the capital of Menorca. Mahón is the second deepest natural harbor in the world, with a width of 900 meters and a length of 5km. The population of Mahón numbers approximately 29,500 inhabitants.
Top Attractions within Mahón
The Mahón Harbor provides opportunities for people looking to admire great nautical equipments and ships, but also for those just trying to find a wonderful place for their vacation walks. There are several sites that you can admire in the harbor. Restaurants, bars and coffee shops are located on the sides of the harbor, so that you can have meals and drinks and admire the waters and the boats at the same time.
Trepuco is a historical site, which can be visited near Mahón. It is a site of prehistoric origin, which dates back to the Bronze Age, since the main civilization groups were noted on the region. The site has an impressive dimension and it contains a grand taula and a solid conical trunk.
The Mahón Athene is dedicated to science, literature and arts. The building impresses through its traditional architectural style of the 18th and 19th century Mahón buildings. The Journal of Menorca has been in charge of the building since 1906. Several important facilities are located within the Athene, such as the Natural History Museum, the Marius Verdaguer Chamber, the Circles Room, two library rooms, and many other. Classes for painting, music, languages and drawing can be taken up here.
The Menora Museum is also located in Mahón. It is the place in which you can learn more about the past of the communities found in the region. The museum is housed in an old Franciscan convent, built in Baroque style, which also functioned as a high school, as a public library and as an orphanage in the past. The main collections are based on archaeological discoveries, as well as on the artistic creations of some of the most reputed talents in the area.