If you want to get a feel for Menorca's past, this trip to the island's former capital is ideal. Ciutadella's cobbled lanes, churches and palaces make it heaven for exploring. And you'll also visit El Toro, Menorca's highest point.
Kick off with a guided tour. There's the palm-shaded Plaça d'es Born, considered one of Spain's most beautiful squares. Plus, there are the lavish palaces tucked down the surrounding alleys. You'll visit one of these aristocratic mansions – Casa Olivar, which is stacked with antiques and tapestries.
You'll have a couple of hours to wander around, so you can browse the market, visit a museum or two, or head to one of the harbour cafés. Make sure to check out the cathedral, too. And then it's on to El Toro for great views of the island.