Museums and Galleries

Alaior: Lloc de Menorca

The lloc de Menorca is a small zoo at the main road between Alaior and Maó (12 km from Maó).

This park features domestic and farm animals of various species as well as lamas, monkeys and ostriches.

It has a small play area and a cafeteria.

Binisues: Natural-science museum
(insects, butterflies, agricultural devices ...)

Cap de Cavallería: Ecomuseum

This museum is no longer being operated.
You may, however, visit the open-air attractions.

One of the most beautiful places of the Balearic Islands is also the home of an interesting museum.
It is composed of a 19 hectare open-air area and an exhibition in the Santa Teresa building.

The Cap de Cavallería Ecomuseum is about 10 km from Fornells on a hill with a view to the lighthouse.
The exhibition gives you a general idea of the historic and cultural elements of this area, such as:

  • the lighthouse,
  • a watchtower built by the British,
  • a Roman military fort,
  • a medieval mosque
  • and other ethnologic elements.
It was created by a non-profit association, called Sa Nitja, Gestión del Patrimonio Mediterráneo, whose members are mostly archeologists and geologists.

Opening hours: Daily in April, May and October from 10 a.m. till 7 p.m.
In August and September from 10 a.m. till 8.30 p.m.

Ecomuseo de Cap de Cavalleria.
Predi de Santa Teresa. Cap de Cavalleria.
Phone and fax: 971 35 99 99.

Ciutadella: Diocesan Museum

This museum is housed in a former monastery near the cathedral.

There are a number of rooms with archeological finds and contemporary and religious paintings.

Other exhibits include ecclesiastical objects such as monstrances, vestments and chalices.

Seminari 7
Phone: 971-48 12 97
Tuesdays through Saturdays 10.30 a.m. till 1.30 p.m.
Closed on Mondays, Sundays and Festivals

Ciutadella: Museu Municipal del Bastió de sa Font

A visit to the Municipal Museum allows you to tour Menorca's ancient history.

The building itself, built in 1677, is also interesting.

This bastion was errected to protect one of the entrances of the former city walls at the harbour.
Since 1995 these large rooms, previously used as warehouses, and covered with magnficient limestone vaults, have been occupied by the Municipal Museum.

The permament exhibition offers a didactic tour through Menorca's history, starting from the prehistoric age to the paleo-Christian and Muslim period up to Menorca's integration into the Crown of Aragon in 1287.

You can see show-cased objects such as pottery, kitchen utensils, combs and jewellery.

Remains of the Myotragus balearicus

A large part of the archeological finds came from excavations at various sites in the municipality.
The most important samples were found in the Cave of Càrritx and in the Cave of Mussol. The Myotragus balearicus, a cave goat, that was found in Cave C-2 at Punta Nati north of Ciutadella, is a very interesting paleontologic specimen.

This small goat became extinct around the year 2000 B.C.

The Museu Municipal de Ciutadella des Bastió de sa Font can be found at the Plaça de sa Font.

Es Castell: Menorca's Military Museum

This museum is housed in a building erected by the British in 1771, the Cala Corb Barracks.

It is spread over two floors. The first floor concentrates on the military history of the island from the colossal walls of Son Catlar to the fort of La Mola.

The entrance to the museum is on the first floor.
It has 11 large rooms, a library, a video room and offices.

The ground floor has 5 further rooms with cannons and another room with guns, fire systems and other equipent for gun-sighting.

Es Mercadal: Sa Farinera de s'Arangi.
This is a complex of various buildings forming the infrastructure for an old machine-powered flourmill with an enormous chimney.

In the early 20th century, the mill was equipped with Swiss machinery and converted into an electric mill.

There are various storage rooms and the miller's dwelling, although nowadays used for different purposes.

This complex is one of the few examples of industrial archeology still in existence in Menorca.

Ferrerias: Nature Museum (Museu de la Natura)

This museum is run by the Balearic Ornithology Group whose mission consists of displaying Menorca's natural beauty as well as organising events, trips and exhibitions about the island.

Maó: Museo de Menorca.

This is the island's largest museum.
It covers Menorca's archeological past together with a collection of fine arts.

It is housed in an old Franciscan monastery built between the end of the 17th century and the beginning of the 19th century.

Opening times:
Tuesday to Friday, 10.00 a.m. till 1.00 p.m. and 6.00 p.m. till 9.00 p.m.

Sundays only in the morning.

Maó: Colección Hernández Mora-Hernández de Sanz

This museum provides information about the atmosphere and way-of-life of 18th century Menorca.

It was donated by a resident of Mahón and has some interesting books, engravings and paintings of that period along with a gallery of famous people and cartographic collections.

The museum is found in the upper floor of the Carme complex at Plaza del Carme.

Opening hours:
Monday through Saturay from 10.00 a.m. till 1.00 p.m.

The former monastery is also worth seeing:

It was built between 1750 and 1808 and restored in 2008.

Nowadays it houses a municipal market.

Sant Lluis: Museo Etnológico Molí de Dalt

The Molí de Dalt of Sant Lluís is one of three flour wind mills that were probably erected at the time this village was founded by the French.

This mill may have been built by the first settlers and may, therefore, have the same age as the surrounding houses.

Some years later, in 1776, the larger one of the three mills was already working: The Molí d'Enmig at the main road, only a few metres from the Molí de Dalt (the "upper mill").
In 1780 the Molí de Baix, the "lower mill", was errected at the Conde de Lannion road.

The mill is equipped with wooden machinery with broad blades to harness wind power and rotate the mill.

It was completely restored in 1987.

C/ de Sant Lluís,
407710 Sant Lluís
Phone 971 15 10 84
Monday to Friday from 10.00 a.m. till 2.00 p.m. and 6.00 p.m. till 8.00 p.m.


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