Mercadal It is the geographical center of the island of Minorca. The city developed around its St. Martin’s church and of the old mill. Its streets with the traditional white houses so characteristic of the area provide a strange feeling of freshness and tranquility. It is surrounded by rural farms of great ecological value, which has earned it the declaration of Natural Area Protected by the Parliament of the Balearic Islands. Most of its inhabitants are concentrated in Fornells and in Monte Toro.
Mercadal is in the shadow of Monte Toro, the highest altitude of the island, with 375 meters. There we can visit the Sanctuary of the Mare de Déu del Toro, spiritual center of the island, with a square base tower from the 14th century.
In its coasts it treasures its two natural ports of Addaia Y Fornells, and a chain of beaches. Agrestes or with important tourist centers like the one of They are parc or Arenal d’en Castell, and virgin coves like those of Binimel.là, the crystalline waters of the area are special for the practice of water sports of any kind.
You will not be able to leave here without trying its exquisite cuisine or buying a craft avarcas.