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Mallorca cathedral, aerial view

3 reasons for visiting the Balearic Islands – and all 3 of them are World Heritage Sites

Balearic Islands

Kilometres of beaches, shining coves, an infinity of natural landscapes and thousands of hidden secrets just waiting to be discovered. In the Balearic Islands you'll come across palaces, castles, and medieval towns and cities. You'll marvel at the local culture. And you'll fall in love with the spirit of the place, a real heritage of humanity.

Take a stroll around to start off your visit to Menorca, an open-air museum

Amongst hundreds of natural landscapes, Menorca's Talaiotic culture flourishes. A spectacular legacy that's more than 3,000 years old. On your walk you’ll discover some incredible archaeological settlements. The silhouettes of the watchtowers stand out against the sky. And you'll wonder at the Naveta des Tudons, a funeral building used between 1200 and 750 B C. It's a real must-see. Get ready to immerse yourself in landscapes of incredible historic value. You’ll find out why Menorca was declared a Biosphere Reserve in 1993. You can discover its history. And create your own.

Aerial view of Naveta des Tudons

Come to Ibiza, and a captivating culture will be revealed

Located on the well-known "magic island", Ibiza Town will surprise you with its imposing, walled historic centre, the beautiful Dalt Vila, which was declared a World Heritage Site in 1999. Walk around the city walls, through squares and down narrow streets until you come to the castle. Discover its secrets, myths and legends. Among the archaeological remains of the Puig des Molins museum and the Phoenician settlement of Sa Caleta, you'll take a trip back in time.

Dalt Vila, Ibiza

Unwind in Mallorca, a feast for the eyes and the ears

Finally, up on the walls of the majestic Palma Cathedral you might hear the dulcet medieval tones of the Song of the Sybil as you look down through a magnificent Gothic stained-glass window. The Song of the Sybil is a Gregorian chant passed down through the generations, to the present time when it has become a part of Intangible World Heritage.Once heard, never forgotten.

Cathedral of Palma de Mallorca
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