Menorca, jewel of the Mediterranean

Menorca is the most oriental island of the Islas Baleares, this island is crossed by parallel 40. The distance between the neighboring island of Mallorca is only 18 miles. The island has 48Km of long and wide 19,5km The Highest point of the island is located in the center of the town of Es Mercadal, This point is "Monte Toro" with 358m.

Menorca was named reserve of the Biosphere by UNESCO in 1993.

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This island has a Natural Park Known as "Albufera d'Es Grau" with a lot native animals and plants.

Also in Menorca you can find more than fifty beaches from completely untouched and inaccessible by foot Cala Macarella, Cala Mitjana, La Vall…
There is a historical route Known with the name "Camí de Cavalls" dating at the end of the middle ages.
This route was previous used by patrols on horseback for coastal surveillance.
The "Camí de Cavalls" offers today the possibility to know the most beautiful spots of the island.
This route was not transitable but thanks to menorquine society, today "Camí de Cavalls" is transitable in all get travel from 2010. Where you can go around the island. All route is identified and designated.

"The patron saint of Menorca" Are of centenary tradition that her has the origin in the party of "San Juan".
The principal protagonist of this party is the "horse".
The dress of the rides "Caixers" is white and black. The riders will be uploaded on their horses for all the street of the town.
Where are all horses together and after of attend the traditional mass in the church stat the "Jaleo".
In the "Jaleo" the riders show them their skills and they make jump their horses with the rhythm of the music, the traditional music who play a local band of musicians. With so many people, the horse jump as symbol of power and nobility.

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The island has the second natural largest port of the world. The port has 5km length, and it's in the strategically located in the center of occidental Mediterranean.
Today is a touristic area with the arrival a lot of boats and cruises during all the year.
In the south area is the Mahón city and Villacarlos town both of them with beautiful seafront.
In the North area there are the industrial zone, an electric center, a military zone and so many house for residential of famous of all the would.

The Menorca cuisine is based in seafood and (Campesina), as the are vegetables and greens from the private garden, meat, fish and seafood caught the same day. The Menorca cuisine is simple, little elaborate, for it can maintain the original taste of food.
The vegetables and fruits are cultivate just for menorquin society, and just for the local consumition.
Some typical menorquin plates are:
Perol al horno
Stuffed Squid
Caldereta fish and seafood.

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