Xoriguer Gin Distillery

Located rather conveniently on the harbour front, this has to be a must to visit, as the gin can be sampled and bought on site {wonder if they serve it with tonic!}. Menorca was formally under British rule, and the port was teeming with English ships and sailors. As gin was the tipple of the day the Pons family started to import juniper berries and begin distilling the famous Xoriguer gin.



This area to the west of Fornells is of special interest due to the many archaeological finds and remains throughout the area; excavation is still underway. There is also a museum displaying the archaeological finds.

Santa Maria

This church in Ciutadella was rebuilt between 1748 and 1772 after the desecration of the cathedral by the Turks under Barbarossa in 1558 and the collapse of the vaults of the apse in 1626; the damage was quickly repaired in the original style. It is famously the home to a great organ with over 3000 pipes. Organ recitals are held daily.

Ciutedella Market & Old Town

The old town is surrounded by a street called the “Contramurada”, which follows the line where the old city walls once stood. The old city is charming with its different quarters, palaces and churches. The market is held in the courtyard of a beautifully restored former convent, its worth going along just to see the building. There are many watchtowers to explore around the city; a full day can easily be spent visiting the narrow alleys and sights