What to see near the port of Menorca (Mahón)
The main places of interest in Mahón are almost all concentrated in the vicinity of its port.
One of the most important buildings in the capital of Menorca is certainly the church of Santa Maria. The original structure - destroyed by lightning - dates back to the 14th century. Rebuilt by the British in 1748 in a neoclassical style, the church houses a very precious organ, the work of the Swiss masters Otter and Kirburz.
Also noteworthy is the nearby church of the Carmine: built in the eighteenth century, it is characterized by its powerful buttresses and the dome covered with red bricks.
Not far from the church we find another place that can only attract your attention. We refer to the Museu de Menorca, located in what was once the convent of San Francesco. For those who want to delve into the centuries-old history of the island, this is the right place to visit. Next to the museum there is the church dedicated to the poor man of Assisi.
Two other buildings that you will notice walking along the streets of the city are the neoclassical-baroque municipal palace (Ajuntament de Maó) and the Principal Theater, one of the oldest and most important opera houses in Spain. Also worth mentioning are the Pont de Sant Roc (one of the ancient gateways to the city), the Fortaleza de Isabel II (called la Mola), the Golden Farm, the island of Lazzaretto and the island of the King.
Mahón rhymes not only with history and culture. Although the undisputed capitals of nightlife are Ibiza and Formentera, the Minorcan city defends itself very well: if you want to have fun, we recommend spending time in Baixamar, the port district, the heart of the nightlife of the capital of Menorca.