Mahón is a municipality and the capital city of the Balearic Island of Menorca located in the eastern part of the island. Mahon boasts one of the deepest natural ports in the world and is known for its restaurants and bars. Towards the end of the 20th century, a refurbishment of its historic centre was made possible by income from tourism.
A traditional cheese made on the island (Queso de Mahón) is named after the city. Mayonnaise is also argued to have its origin and name from this Minorcan city.
Menorca is also known for its prehistoric sites; the earliest remains are from post Pleistocene age 3000B.C. Within the city limits of Mahon, is the “village” at Trepucò, one of the best prehistoric sites on Menorca.
Things to See & Do
* Bars and late night entertainment on the harbor front
* Historic centre of Mahon
* Prehistoric sites of talaiots, taules and navetas
* Fishing village at Fornells
* View from Monte Toro (highest point of the island)
Cruise Season – Feb to Dec
Currency – Euro (€)
Language – Spanish and Menorqui
Land Area – 694.3 km² – Menorca
Population – 90,000 approx – Menorca
Electricity – 2 round pins European style
Time – GMT/UTC + one hour
International Country Telephone Code – + 34
Port Location – The Port de Mao is located approximately 200m from the city centre.
Travel Links – Most western carriers fly directly to Maó, including regular scheduled services with Easyjet and British Airways and many charter flights during the main Summer season.
Regular ferries from both mainland Spain and Majorca are also available.