Ancient, source of much construction stone, now a performance venue

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S'Hostal Quarries

They're the pits - but in a good way

Located near Ciutadella, these enormous quarries of white marés stone (of which many island buildings were traditionally built) are another of the vestiges of Minorca's prehistoric civilisation, and later became key to industrialisation on the island; they were mined regularly up until 1994. The height of the walls is impressive, and in the pit you can still see the machinery used to extract the marés. It's divided into two sections, the old and the modern; in the latter, concerts are sometimes held, especially in summertime (a very impressive experience, highly recommended). Right nearby you can also visit the botanical garden and the Laberint dels Vergers park.

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