Holiday attractions in Menorca

Club Escola Menorquina

Club Escola Menorquina

A phenomenal performance that shouldn't be missed! The riders at the show perform on traditional Andalucian horses that are specially trained the Menorcan way. The result is a truly magnificent performance showing the connection between man and beast.

A highly entertaining and fun evening out, the show can be seen on Wednesdays and Sundays at 8.30pm, tickets cost 12.50� each and children under 12 years old are free.

Carretera Cala Galdana, 0.5 km from Ferreries
Tel: +34 971 155 059 / 971 373 497
Web: www.showmenorca.com

Monte Toro

Monte Toro

Monte Toro is situated on Menorca's highest point in Es Mercadal, rising 352 metres. Legend has it that a bull (el toro) found a statue of the Virgin in a cleft in the rock. However the peak's name is more likely to come from the Arabic, al-tor, meaning highest mountain. A convent on top of the peak is home to Franciscan nuns who open their doors to the public from the first Sunday in May.

This site is an important place of pilgrimage, the focal point being the statue of the Virgin. Driving to Monte Toro is a little hairy, with steep winding roads but the views from the top are magnificent, especially on a clear day. Signs to "El Toro" are easily found in Es Mercadal.

Port de Ma�

Port de Ma�

The port in Mahon is one of the most impressive natural harbours in the Mediterranean, stretching 5km inland. The harbour front is lined with restaurants, bars and boutiques and has becoming an increasingly sophisticated setting helped by the boating fraternity. No visit to Menorca is complete until you have spent a lazy afternoon or balmy evening on the waterfront, admiring million pound yachts with good food and a local drink or two.

Trotting races in Menorca

Trotting Races

A popular sport in the Balearics for over 200 years, trotting races are held at weekends both in Mahon and Ciutadella. The jockey must prevent the horse from breaking into a gallop, hence the name "trotting". Great to watch but even better if you place the winning bet!

Hipodromo de Ma� (Mahon)
On the road between Mahon and Sant Lluis
Open Saturday evenings (summer) and Sunday mornings (winter)
Tel: +34 971 365 730

Hipodromo de Ciutadella
Torre del Ram, Cala en Blanes
Sundays at 6pm, April - December
Tel: +34 971 388 038

See also: Art & Museums, Fiestas, Sports & Activities, Stuff for Kids