Cruise Port Atlas | Mahon (Minorca), Spain Map | Location

Mahon (Minorca), Spain Port | Map | Locations

Cruise lines that visit Mahon: Star Clippers, Azamara Club Cruises, Paul Gauguin, Seabourn, SeaDream Yacht Club, Silversea, MSC Cruises

Cruise lines that visit Ciutadella: Seabourn

Key Attractions: Port Mahon, Church of Santa Maria, La Mola (Isabel II Fortress), Castello de San Felip, Fort Marlborough, Son Bou Beach, Cala Galdana, Pinta Prima, Diving and Snorkeling, Birdwatching, Lloc de Menorca Zoo, Talati de Alt, Trepuco, Naveta del Tudons, Cala Morell Caves, Cuitadella de Menorca, Menorca Cathedral, Menorca Town Hall, Monte Torre, Fornells

Mahon (spelled Mao locally,) on the Balearic island of Minorca (also Menorca) is the capital of the island and has the second deepest harbor in the world after Honolulu. Narrow and 5 kilometers long, it is one of the highlights of any cruise visit, featuring several seaside fortresses from past eras along the coasts. Minorca was of significant strategic importance as late as the mid-20th century and was invaded and ruled by the Carthaginians, Romans, Vandals (briefly), Byzantines, Moors, Aragonese and Catalans, French, British and Spanish. Each culture has left its mark, often on particular localities. For example, Port Mahon has a strong British influence with Georgian building dominating the old city. Cuitadella de Menorca (called simply Cuitadella locally), on the west end of the island, is more Spanish and Catalan and was the capital until the British moved it to Mahon. There are Moorish elements in the old capital as well. Since the mid-20th century, Minorca has been a popular summer holiday spot for international tourists, especially the British. The island is the site of many prehistoric stone structures which can be found in nearly every region and date from the mid-second millennium. The natural wonders of Minorca are significant, especially the wild flowers, orchids, butterflies and the birds in the interior. The island is designated a Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO. The beaches are very popular and many are in small coves along the rocky coast.

Local Currency: Euro

Primary Language: Spanish and Catalan

Secondary Languages: English is commonly spoken in tourist areas

Visa requirements: Not required for US and Canadian citizens

Photo of Port Mahon from the air by Paucabot

Geography and Population

Mahon is set in a deep harbor on the eastern coast of the island and has a population of around 30,000 or roughly one-third of the island's people. The island is about 50 kilometers wide (driving) and about 20 kilometers from north to south and features a rocky terrain with a central high point at Monte Torre.

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How Far?

Taxis on the island of Minorca are relatively inexpensive. The minimum charge is around 3 Euros and additional kilometers are 0,55 Euros during the day. Luggage, additional passengers (more than 2) and late evening or holiday travel will add to the fare.

From To Distance Average Time Approximate Taxi Fare
Mahon Cruise Terminal Minorca Airport 6.5 KM 12 minutes 10 Euros (includes AP surcharge)
Mahon Cruise Terminal Castello de San Felip 6 KM 14 minutes 10 Euros
Mahon Cruise Terminal Fort Marlborough 6 KM 15 minutes 10 Euros
Mahon Cruise Terminal La Mola (Isabel II Fortress) 8 KM 10 minutes 11 Euros
Mahon Cruise Terminal Lloc de Menorca Zoo 9 KM 10 minutes 11 Euros
Mahon Cruise Terminal Trepuco 3.6 KM 10 minutes 8 Euros
Mahon Cruise Terminal Talati de Alt 5.5 KM 9 minutes 10 Euros
Mahon Cruise Terminal Naveta del Tudons 40 KM 39 minutes 30 Euros
Mahon Cruise Terminal Fornells 26 KM 28 minutes 20 Euros
Mahon Cruise Terminal Cuitadella de Menorca 47 KM 48 minutes 35 Euros
Mahon Cruise Terminal Monte Torre 25 KM 28 minutes 20 Euros
Mahon Cruise Terminal Son Bou Beach 21 KM 25 minutes 17 Euros
Mahon Cruise Terminal Cala Galdana 37 KM 39 minutes 29 Euros
Mahon Cruise Terminal Punta Prima 12.5 KM 23 minutes 12 Euros
Mahon Cruise Terminal Binibeca 11 KM 22 minutes 11 Euros
Mahon Cruise Terminal S'Albufera d'Es Grau Nature Reserve 7.5 KM 11 minutes 11 Euros

Local Services - Addresses


Hospital Verge Del Toro, Carrer de Barcelona, 3, 07701 Mahon, phone - +34 971 15 77 00, 2.3 KM, 8 minutes

Nearby Banks and ATMs

Deutsche Bank, Carrer de Bon Aire, 15, 07701 Mahon, 4 KM, 8 minutes, 6 minute walk
Cajamar (ATM), Avinguda de Fort de l'Eau, 86, 07701 Mahon, 1.9 KM, 6 minutes

Post Office

Post Office, Carrer de Bon Aire, 15, 07701 Mahon, 4.2 KM, 9 minutes, 5 minute walk

Port and Berths

Nearby Street Address - Carretera de Ciutadella-Mahon, 29, 07701 Mahon
GPS location - 39.890563, 4.265994

Photos by Talati de Alt by David Font Mampel