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It's impossible to discover all of Menorca in one go, you'll see why.

Menorca is magical, not only because of its heavenly beaches, but also because of all its historical content and natural heritage. 700 square kilometers of an island that surprises at every millimeter. An island limited in space, but with corners of infinite magic. An example of this is the Cabo de Cavalleria in the Northernmost part of Menorca. A protrusion of land towards the sea in the North. Cavalleria is one of the most explored and surprising corners due to the number of treasures gathered in such a small space. What's so special about Cabo de Cavalleria? We'll explain the gifts that Menorca offers us along the way to the North.

First treasure: Tramuntana Road. To reach the Cavalleria area, you have to turn off the main road to take this road towards the Northern coasts. It's a narrow road, flanked by dry stone walls, meadows, cows, and "llocs" (traditional Menorcan houses). A secondary road that runs through one of the most arid and depopulated areas of Menorca but with a very special beauty.

Second treasure: lloc de Cavalleria. In the Cavalleria area, there are several farms or "llocs." The Sa Cavalleria estate is one of the llocs in the area, and its access is on the right-hand side after taking the last turn north. In it, like in many other estates on the island, Denomination of Origin Mahón-Menorca cheese is produced and sold. The Cavalleria lloc is recognized by a square tower attached to the main house, and it has its history: just as around the island we find different watchtowers, this is a defense tower. If we look at many of the Menorcan country houses, we can find a defense tower attached like the one in Cavalleria. These towers were built exclusively with one mission: protection against the constant pirate attacks that the inhabitants of Menorca suffered throughout its history. Legend has it that, in this particular tower, when corsair ships approaching the island were intercepted, the entire family would climb to the tower in search of protection. The "madona," which is what the matriarch of the family is called, defended her own with a machete in hand, and did not hesitate to use it when the pirates tried to access the top of the tower. History or legend?

Third treasure: Cavalleria beach, one of the reference beaches on the North coast. Generally, almost all the corners of the Menorcan coast are called "calas" except for some beaches. The difference is that beaches have a greater extension of sand than calas, and consequently, there are more people. The truth is that Cavalleria beach, despite being one of the largest on the North coast, does not lose its appeal. Its reddish rocks, one of the oldest geological formations on the island, its landscape, and the sunsets seen from this location, are all a spectacle.

Fourth treasure: Cavalleria lighthouse, the Northernmost part of the North. In Menorca, there are five lighthouses, plus the Ciutadella port lighthouse, and the Mahón port beacon. The one at Cavalleria is the lighthouse located at the northernmost point of the island. Getting to the Cavalleria lighthouse is reaching the limit of the island to the north. It was the first lighthouse built on this side and the oldest one still standing to this day. It was built in the mid-19th century due to the number of shipwrecks that occurred on this side of the island. Storms, the Tramuntana wind, and the relief of the seabed made it very difficult for ships to reach land intact, and they were responsible for up to 700 shipwrecks. Additionally, the Cavalleria lighthouse is located at the highest altitude on the island (specifically 94 meters above sea level), however, it is the smallest in height (measuring 15 meters). Its characteristic shape and its intense white color give it a unique touch that sets it apart from the rest of the lighthouses on the island and in the world.

These are just some of the ingredients that make up the delights of the North of Menorca. We haven't told you that the wind smells like the Menorcan chamomile or "camamil·la" that grows wild on the way to the lighthouse, or the curiousness of crossing paths with a family of goats that graze and live on the cape, or the effect of the sunlight on the sea of the North coast, nor the surprising lunar landscape formed by the oldest rocks on this side of the island. This cannot be told because it has to be felt. Menorca Discovery guides take advantage of this corner with so much magic to show it with the love and passion it deserves on every excursion. It's no wonder that travelers fall in love with the beauty that Cabo de Cavalleria holds.


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