Historic yet stylish, Mahón (Maó in Catalan) is the charming capital of the Balearic island of Menorca. Typically it is the first stop for many visitors before they head off to Menorca's beach resorts, but the city itself offers so much to the traveler also. The city is known for its Georgian-style mansions, a testament to the British occupation from times gone by, and an attractive harbour area and restaurant-lined promenade. Moreover, this beautiful city offers visitors a chance to explore a modern-meets-historic destination with quaint alleyways, shady streets, old monasteries, churches, colourful markets and tasty cake shops. Travel and tourism on Menorca are synonymous with quality beaches, clean seas, quaint hotels, and charming holiday resorts.