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One of Menorca’s favourite views amongst the locals and tourists, is from “Monte Toro” which is the highest point of the island, rising to a height of 358 meters. On a clear day you can see the whole island and the Mediterranean Sea surrounding the coastline.

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Getting there

There are many ways to get to the top of the hill including walking, cycling, bus excursions, taxi, or you can also find a cheap car hire Menorca for a couple of days rental

The Sanctuary

The Medieval Sanctuary and convent has references that appear in records from the year 1291 and was rebuilt in the 17th century (1670), on an old Gothic church. The temple is based on one floor with 3 side chapels and is crowned by a small dome over the transept. Off one side, is a reproduction of the cave, where as legend has it, a statue of the Virgin Mary appeared when a bull charged into some rocks. This statue is currently the Patron Saint of Menorca and has gained considerable devotion

The mountain is also home to the Sanctuary of the Verge del Toro. It is inhabited by a religious community of Franciscan nuns of the Misericordias and also offers a service for days of reflection and gathering of the different Minorcan associations. This refuge also offers the necessary commodities such as beds, kitchen etc..which will allow you to meditate in calm and peace.

 

Location

Monte Toro is located approximately 3km east from the central town of Es Mercadal which is in the centre of the island. It can be seen from all different places throughout the island and is instantly recognisable due to the fact it is Menorca’s only prominent summit.

When you reach the summit you will find there is a restaurant, which offers a great menu of the day, there is also a bar where you can have a drink and take in the stunning views.

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