Alaior




The village of Alaior (you may also come across the spelling Alayor) has a population of some 10,000 inhabitants.

It is situated 12 km from Mahón.

Its patron saint is Saint Lawrence; for this reason the patron festivals are celebrated the weekend after August 10.

In Alaior there is the only off-centre extension of the University of the Balearic Islands on Menorca offering:

  • bachelor's degree
  • first and second cycle studies
  • postgraduate studies
  • business science
  • nursing
  • teachers' training and
  • law studies
Its historical buildings include:

  • the church
  • the Patio de Sa Lluna (a former Franciscan friary)
  • and various wind mills.
Products are cheese and ensaimadas (a typical pastry product).


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Nearby places:


Son Bou

Cala en Porter

Sant Jaume

Torre Solí Nou

Cales Coves

Son Vitamina

Nearby monuments:

Torre d'en Galmés

Torralba d'en Salort

Nearby beaches:

The municipality of Alaior has 5 beaches:

Cala Lluclari

Cala de Sant Llorenç

Cales Coves

Son Bou

Cala en Porter


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