Fornells: a charming fishing village in Menorca

Menorca is one of the Balearic Islands that has more charm for its many coves, small villages, its natural landscapes, the color of the sea water … And, within this island, there are still areas that are even more attractive . And one of these points is the town of Fornells , which is one of the most popular and touristic places on the island. But not for that, you have to stop visiting or spending several days there to live an unforgettable vacation . And, of course, you shouldn’t leave without having tried its typical Menorcan gastronomic dish: the lobster stew .

The village

Fornells is a fishing village , which is located in the north of the island of Menorca. Among its main attractions is the traditional port and its large bay , which has an area of ​​more than three kilometers in length.

In addition to these areas, you should also visit the Torre de Fornells , which was built by the English at the beginning of the 19th century. From there, in addition to observing its construction, there are also fantastic views of the coast.

This tower is especially important because it is one of the largest on the island. In fact, it is quite reminiscent of a castle, although small. A construction that was carried out with the aim of protecting the entrance to the port and preventing the disembarkation of enemies, who had the objective of attacking the nearby castle of Sant Antoni.

When visiting the tower, you should also look at its four levels . One of them is the cistern , to accumulate water, while the second is the ground floor for storage of food and weapons. Likewise, it consists of the first floor to house the troops and the terrace where the artillery was located and the surveillance was carried out.

And, near the tower, there is also the Chapel of Our Lady of Lourdes, which is a small sanctuary, which has the peculiarity of being carved out of the rock .


In Fornells you can also go to the beach. There are several options such as Cala Tirant , Cavalleria and Cala Pregonda . Precisely, the latter -although it is a bit remote- is one of the most popular and known for its particular appearance. And it is that it differs from the rest because the sand is red .

In addition, it is surrounded by a quite special environmental environment because it seems to be like the surface of Mars . A scene that contrasts with the water , which is totally crystal clear like the rest of the beaches.