The island of Menorca (or Minorca) is the second largest of theBalearics. Although its history seems only traceable as far back as theCarthaginians, megalithic monuments indicate a Bronze Age civilization.Romans and the Moors took turns in occupying Menorca, the latter until1287 when Alfonso III of Aragon started the reconquest. During the Warof the Spanish Succession, the island was occupied by British forces,and in 1713 became a British possession. Coming ashore in Menorca, restassured that your time will be well spent. Should you see the wordmahonesa, know that what is commonly known as mayonnaise is said tohave originated from the local creation.