Route of the 7 lighthouses
On the coasts, lighthouses are essential to signal and avoid shipwrecks at sea. And since Menorca is an island that was always a great commercial port, it has nothing more and nothing less than 7 lighthouses, of which we tell you a little more here .
With a day by car you will be able to see the 7 lighthouses of Menorca and enjoy different views of the Mediterranean. A very interesting route by car through Menorca, especially if you are fond of navigation and history. Discover the route of the 7 lighthouses then!
We start the tour in Cap d’Artrutx , to the southwest of the island, to know the lighthouse of Artrutx . At the first stop on this route by car through Menorca we find a 34-meter-high tower that is located within the Cabo de Artrutx urbanization, just 7 kilometers from Ciutadella . In this area, the old residences of the lighthouse keepers and their families were converted into restaurants to integrate them into current life.
Sa Farola lighthouse
We continue with the route by car through Menorca for its lighthouses with a stop at Punta de sa Farola, to see the Lighthouse of sa Farola or Lighthouse of Ciutadella . From there, we can appreciate spectacular views towards the Ciutadella and you can also see the island of Mallorca. If you feel like a bath, near the lighthouse you will find some stairs that go down to a small cove.
Punta Nati Lighthouse
Built in 1910 by the French government, after the wreck of one of their boats, this lighthouse is located in Punta Nati , 6 kilometers from Ciutadella. It is located on a rocky cliff 42 meters above sea level, which offers great views of the Mediterranean and you can also see the neighboring island, Mallorca.
We continue the route by car through Menorca, stopping at Es Mercadal, more specifically at Cape Cavalleria. This is a rocky peninsula with a natural harbor, called Sanitja. Since the Cavalleria Lighthouse You can see a beautiful sunset in the summer season and it is the northernmost tip of the island.
One of the most visited lighthouses on the island, located on the cape of the same name. Its natural environment is very beautiful, surrounded by huge cliffs that create spectacular landscapes. Right next to the Favàritx lighthouse you will find the Camí Vell de Favàritx that leads to the Presili and Tortuga coves, unmissable on the island.
San Carlos Lighthouse
To the San Carlos Lighthouse o Faro de Mahón you can only see it from afar. You cannot enter because it is a military zone. But this lighthouse has an interesting history: in 1917 it was collapsed because it was a danger for the military practices that were carried out there and later it was replaced by a concrete tower, the current lighthouse. If you are interested in the military history of the island, just 6 minutes by car is the Military Museum of Menorca.
Air Island Lighthouse
We have reached the last stop on this route by car through Menorca, in the southeast of the island. The Air Island Lighthouse It is the highest in Menorca, with a 38-meter tower. It is located on Isla del Aire, an uninhabited islet with great biodiversity, and is visible from the beach of Punta Prima.
What did you think of this route through the 7 lighthouses? With one of our car routes through Menorca you will be able to know a little more about the island and enjoy it to the fullest. ¡Let’s explore!