For all those interested in the longstanding history between Menorca and UK, the monthly re-enactments of the handing over of Menorca by the British to the Spanish in 1802 following the Treaty of Amiens have proved popular events for both residents and visitors to Es Castell. These have been taking place at midday on the first Sunday of the month in the Plaça Esplandada.
However, for August, this ceremony has been moved from Sunday to Saturday 3 August 2013 at 20.00 hours. This change is to avoid the midday heat (particularly for the horses and those dressed up in heavy 18th century military costumes..!) as well as the Sunday church service, and also to allow people to have returned from the beaches by then.
You can watch the group parade along Cale Victori to the Plaça Esplandada for the short ceremony, followed by the ‘big bang’ finale, a gun salute from an authentic XVIII century cannon. An interesting and fun start to an evening out in Es Castell, either in the town or down by the waterside at the pretty little harbour of Calas Fonts.
For more information about this event, click here.