The meeting will take place in the
Hotel Cala Galdana.
Culture and Tourism in Menorca and the Balearic Islands
With 216 km of coastline, the island is divided into two very
different regions. In the north, the wildest part with red sand
beaches and beautiful landscapes. In the south, a smoother relief and
a coastline with cliffs, ravines covered with pines and golden sandy
UNESCO declared Menorca Biosphere Reserve on l8
October 1993, in response to the high level of consistency achieved
between the development of their economic activities, resource
consumption and conservation of the heritage and landscape that has
remained, and remains, of exceptional quality. Menorca is an intensely
humanized territory with a rich traditional rural landscape. It holds a
remarkable diversity of Mediterranean habitats, with species of
animals and plants unique to the island, some of them endangered.
More information here.
Festivals. Do not miss the expressive culture of Menorca holidays. The most traditional festivals,
the de Sant Joan, each year attracts thousands of visitors. The horse is the protagonist of all festivals
held throughout the summer in Menorca. From June to September, you can see the horses and their riders, dressed
in black and white first, and adorned with ribbons, embroidery and multi-colored carnations, reviving an annual ritual
that was born in the early fourteenth century.
Monuments. In Menorca you will find more than 2,000 prehistoric, Roman, early Christian and Arab remnants.
So numerous are the archaeological sites that they are part of the landscape of the island and undoubtedly represent a cultural
and historical attraction. A true open-air museum. The Taules, a name locals give to the stone monuments in the form
of a T and characteristic of the island are among the most impressive monuments.
Crafts. The development of handicrafts in Menorca was the product of isolation and need.
The jewelry of Menorca stands among the other handicrafts, today one of the main island industries,
internationally recognized in the group and the fair
Sebime Eurobijoux which gathers in Menorca major European companies.
Also the footwear manufactured in Menorca is internationally recognized for its quality and design.
The avarca, the old shoes used by country people, is a very traditional and remarkable craft
The pottery, painted fabrics and manufacturing and furniture
restoration are other important craft activities.
Minorca's cuisine is famous for its
traditional recipes, which collect together the legacy of medieval
cuisine, both Islamic and Catalan, and French inspired. The baked
goods, making Menorca a paradise for sweet lovers, combines elements of Muslim
tradition with contributions of Catalan cuisine and influences of the
Dishes. Choose from the many specialties offered on the island of the
Biosphere Reserve. Some examples: Caragols (boiled snails with
herbs), lobster stew, baked Perol cuttlefish, squid stuffed with potato
and sweet potato or baked fish in the Menorca style, baker or asparagus soup
of the Island, oliaigua with tomatoes, red peppers stuffed or
filled courgettes in the Menorca style, lamb braids or offal in the Menorca style.
Cheese. From craft tradition is also the Mahon cheese with
denomination of origin, which is among the most valued in Europe.
Drinks. Another characteristic native product is the gin, made
from wine alcohol instead of grain and flavored with juniper
berries. Mixed with lemonade, it is popularly known as ointment (pomada).
Sweet. Delicious and varied pastry, sumptuous, with meringues, cream,
strudel, almond cakes, sticks, congrets, coconut, eggs,
chocolate and chantilly. There is a A sweet for every holiday:
greixeres during Carnival, formatjades on Easter, chocolate
buns in the major festivities, donuts with honey syrup for Halloween (All Saints),
Tortades, nougat and cuscussó
during Christmas. Now, they are enjoyed throughout the year.
The best products of the island are the delicious ice creams (influenced by the Italian)
and the exquisite honey.