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Menorca is home to some of the best preserved natural parks in the Mediterranean. Recognised as environmentally unique, the island has been declared a Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO. In its 702 km2 there is the Albufera des Grau Natural park, five natural reserves, a marine reserve and 19 Areas of Special Natural Interest. Menorca is a unique natural paradise, made up of ravines, caves and underwater caves and home to some unique animals and plants.
There are top quality jazz, classical music, opera and theatre productions throughout Menorca. Furthermore, Menorca offers a multitude of fashionable night spots, mainly in the ports of Mahón and Ciutadella, as well as clubs and discos to dance in all night long.
Well worth experiencing are the nights at the Cova den Xoroi, an impressive natural cave overlooking the sea where you can enjoy the music of famous international DJs.
The most popular shopping item is the abarca. This traditional farming shoe is comfortable and simple in style and is today exported throughout the world offering a wide choice of designs, colours and materials.
Another popular product is the Mahón artisan cheese, made throughout the island. The island is also well known for its custom jewellery and leather products.
Along the Menorcan coast there are defence towers, of which the Torre de Fornells or Sant Nicolau in Ciutadella are worth visiting.
Also worth visiting is the Cathedral of Menorca and the different manor houses (Palacio de Olivar, Palacio del Conde de Torre Saura, Palacio del Marqués de Menas Albas, Palacio de Casa Salort, Palacio Episcopal, Seminario Conciliar and Palacio Municipal) in Ciutadella.
The island is also home to many prehistoric sites and ancient monuments.
The GR-223 Sendero de Gran Recorrido is known as the “Cami de Cavalls”, a historic network of 20 paths which encircle the island and allow users to enjoy the island’s scenery and prehistoric sites and experience the contrast between its urban areas and some of its most otherwise inaccessible and unspoilt beaches.