View of Cathedral in Ciutadella on Menorca, Balearic Islands, Spain.
Karol Kozlowski/© Karol Kozlowski
Today Mahón is the capital of Minorca, but historically the capital was Ciutadella de Menorca, at the other end of the island. Take a day trip here to explore a different side of Minorca’s history. While the British largely influenced Mahón, Ciutadella has a mix of Spanish, Italian and Arab features. The Catalan Gothic–style Cathedral of Minorca was built on a site where a mosque had once stood, and completed in 1362. Other sightseeing stops should include the Royal Palace and the Castell de Sant Nicolau, now a museum.