Throughout the 18th century, Menorca was under the rule of Great Britain for more than seventy years and was used as a bargaining chip by the great powers in their international struggles. The Menorcans were also French for seven years; and only during three decades did they return to the Spanish crown.
During that century, the English occupation – which is divided into three periods: 1708 to 1756; 1763 to 1782; and 1798 to 1802— impacted on many aspects of the island’s culture, traditions, and daily life.
Let us think that there were Menorcans who were subjects of His British Majesty throughout her life; And, despite the rejection that – in many moments – caused the presence of a nation considered foreign, the influences and vestiges that the English left on the island are still present in our culture.
We suggest a tour of Mahón, paying attention to those elements that will allow us to observe how many corners of the city still breathe the British stamp. And it is that the eastern area of the island was the most influenced, and, consequently, it is where the British atmosphere still remains strong throughout the environment.