"A little island with loads of history" Top 5 Page for this destination Minorca Island by Belsaita

Minorca Island Travel Guide: 221 reviews and 610 photos

This little island is nowadays the most oriental Spanish territory, but it has a long history. Thousands of years, on the Bronze Age (2000 – 1400 B.C.) a pre-historic culture existed there, we can still see (and admire) their collective tombs, known as 'navetas' (due its shape like inverted boats) and large stone constructions known as 'talaiots'. Later, the Greeks, Carthaginians, Romans, Vandals, Byzantines, Visigoths, Muslims, British and French have dominated the island in turn.

Now, it's a quiet resort, with many possibilities: from water sports (quiet beaches with clean water) to jazz music, from gastronomic travelling to clubbing. During summer, there are many popular festivals, called 'jaleos' where the horses are the protagonists. Do not miss to attend one if you have the possibility.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Good weather, wonderful natural areas, full of possibilities
  • Cons:Crowded of tourists during peak season (August)
  • In a nutshell:Better visit in June or September.
  • Last visit to Minorca Island: Aug 2004
  • Intro Updated Jul 14, 2005
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  • hunterV's Profile Photo
    Nov 26, 2010 at 9:50 AM

    I see it's a wonderful remote destination.....

  • Jim_Eliason's Profile Photo
    Sep 24, 2010 at 5:18 PM

    Nice page Isa!

  • nada1712's Profile Photo
    Apr 11, 2010 at 1:44 PM

    I loved your pages! Many interesting points

  • balhannah's Profile Photo
    Dec 13, 2009 at 3:25 AM

    Would love to see the Jaleos! Have seen horses doing what you described and its so beautiful to watch. The fun on the water sounds pretty good too!

  • jumpingnorman's Profile Photo
    Aug 22, 2009 at 4:11 PM

    Love the sailing Belsa picture - you look so relaxed. And wow, those Talaiots and Taules look very intersting...would love to visit this island someday but I guess I got to Ibiza first....Norman :)

  • hindu1936's Profile Photo
    May 4, 2009 at 9:18 PM

    Minorca sounds like a fun place to visit and just rest and relax for a few days. thanks for sharing.

  • Maurizioago's Profile Photo
    Apr 27, 2009 at 2:09 AM

    Good page Isa. I'm thinking where to spend my summer holidays these days. Ciao!

  • Elisabcn's Profile Photo
    Apr 20, 2009 at 2:28 AM

    I was on Minorca island for Sant Joan! Ehehe I would not descrive it as "impressive and dramatic", I would use other adjectives . . . I did not see anything u talk on of your tips, only horses and beer :-))

  • Redang's Profile Photo
    May 14, 2008 at 1:06 PM

    Saludos, ¿qué tal todo?

  • SLLiew's Profile Photo
    Jan 9, 2008 at 7:34 AM

    Wow..what a beautiful island Minorca is. Thanks for sharing. Great reminder to fellow toursits to protect the island natural heritage. Cheers, SL :)

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