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Mahón: The capital

Mahón, of 20.000 inhabitants, is the island's capital. Its architecture shows evident British influence Photo, remain of a time when Menorca was part of the British Empire. Still you can see by the way the ruins of the old English Marine Hospital. When visiting Mahón you shouldn't miss the following places :

The Port Photo
It is said to be the best port in the world, behind Pearl Harbour ... close to here, in Finca de San Antonio, Admiral Nelson and Lady Hamilton lived their famous romance.

Aquarium
( At the port, open Mon-Fri 9.30 - 13.00 and 16.00 - 19.00, Sat 9.00 - 14.00, Sun 11.00 - 13.00) An interesting exposition of fauna and flora of the Mediterranean area.

Ateneo Científico y Literario
(Conde de Cienfuentes, 25. Open 9.00 - 14.00 and 15.00 - 22.00) An important collection of fossils, historical maps and ceramic articles.

Church of Santa María
(Plaza de España), with a monumental Baroque organ.

Church and Convent of San Francisco
Specially remarkable is the neo-romantic portal.

Military Museum
(San Felipe) Most interesting is the room dedicated to Charles III.

Prehistorical Remains
In Trepucó, in the South of Mahón, in Torelló and Talatí de Dalt there highly interesting and quite well conserved remains of prehistorical cultures.

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