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Mahon, the capital of Menorca, has some fine buildings and few finer than those which look out across one of the World's finest natural harbours. And this is one of those.

Mahon's much coveted harbour, from which naval forces could command the whole of the Mediterranean Sea, has variously been under the command of Britain, France and Spain but is now a hub of tourism and fishing and many fine hotels and restaurants have sprung up around about it. I'm not quite sure whether this building is a hotel or comprises some luxury apartments but, with fine views across the harbour and with its attractive architecture, I thought it definitely worth a photograph.

Whatever this building is, it lies in what is the oldest part of the city of Mahon (Mao) and a part which has undergone very extensive renovation and reconstruction, partly by necessity on account of extensive bomb damage during the Spanish Civil War.

You can see from where I took this picture if you click on Map: view and you can see some interesting old photographs and read some history about the buildings in this area here - so this building would appear to be on the site of the original 13th Century castle.

You can see a larger version of this photograph on "beta" TE here.

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