Port of Call Information

Port of Call Information

Mahon, Spain


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Overview

Mahon is a municipality and the capital city of the Balearic Island of Spain, located in the eastern part of the island. Mahon boasts one of the deepest natural ports in the world. The name is attributed to the Carthaginian general Mago Barca, brother to Hannibal, who is thought to have taken refuge there in 205 BC. Towards the end of the early-twentieth century, a refurbishment of its historic center was made possible by income from tourism. Mayonnaise is argued to have its origin and name from this Minorcan city. In Spanish mahon is also the name of nankeen, especially the blue cloth. In the late-twentieth century, a new era opened up for Mahon, marked by the rescue of industry and the onset of the tourist sensation.

Things to Do

Mahon, the capital of Menorca, is an inevitable port of call for visitors to the island. The town is serene and conventional, and boats common Georgian houses and tall apartment complexes.

Also on the sightseeing list is the Xoriguer Gin Distillery where renowned Menorcan gin is made Another site seeing spot is Esglesia de Santa Maria la Major church it still uses the famous pipe organ.

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