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Alaior’s cultural standing and the delicious Mahon cheese make it a very tempting town to buy a villa or house

Menorca is well known for its diversity of residential areas, which provide the foundation for a very good quality of life. It is because of the great choice of locations that many real estate buyers focus their search for properties in the Mediterranean on this incredible little Balearic Island.

Real Estate Agent Engel & Völkers Menorca would like to introduce you to the fabulous town and municipality of Alaior where there is an inspiring fusion of culture, history and pleasure. Founded by the Majorcan King James II in 1304, the name Alaior derives from the Ihalor hill it is built upon. Today the town has just under 10.000 inhabitants and lies just 12 km from the capital Mahon. The striking Santa Eulalia Parish Church, around which the town is built, features both Baroque and Renaissance elements and will dominate your first sight of the town. The Sant Pere Nou hermitage is a joy to visit, its tree-lined square offering grand views over the town. Find out more about this fascinating town and why it is a great place to live.

Buy a villa in Alaior and enjoy the many exhibitions at the Sant Diego cultural centre

Alaior has an abundance of interesting places to visit and an excellent cultural offer putting it very high on the list of places to buy property in Menorca. It is home to Menorca’s only university, housed in the former Casa Consistorial palace. The Centre de Culture de San Diego and its famous Pati de sa LLuna (Moon Patio), which was once a Franciscan Convent is today a popular art and cultural centre alongside the town hall and the Cas Consistorial, which are also used for art exhibitions.

For gourmets, Alaior also has a lot to offer in terms of cuisine, the town is a place of reference for the cheese industry in Menorca. Queso de Mahón is one of the best-selling cheeses in Spain today, perfect for every occasion you should definitely have it in the house at all times. This particular cheese produced exclusively in Menorca is a nominated cultural heritage that has a protected designation of origin. Buy a property in Menorca and enjoy the unique taste of Queso de Mahón every single day! The cheese owes its particular taste to the specific soil and climatic conditions of the island and is produced and sold by more than 100 cattle breeders. As simple as it seems, it is genuinely one of the gastronomic highlights of Menorca.

Enjoy the wonderful weekly market, which takes place every Thursday with its colourful stalls selling fruit, vegetables, cheese and nuts as well as other food produce, clothes, souvenirs and all sorts of products. A great place to try Queso de Mahón, watch the world go by over a café con leche and wander around the various buildings of interest including the Centre de Cultura de Sant Diego. If you are looking for a property to buy on the island, come along and get to know Alaior with Engel & Völkers the local real estate agent in Menorca. Keep reading and click on the link below to have a look at one of the fabulous properties for sale in the area of Alaior that is close to the town and all it has to offer.

- Purchase an exclusive villa close to the Centre de Culture de San Diego with grand views over Alaior

Buy this villa and enjoy the many sides of Alaior

Are you interested in all things Menorcan? In the culture and long history of the island? Are you determined to live the Mediterranean dream and to settle down permanently in Menorca? Then the many sides of Alaior and the University culture is the perfect place for buying a property?

For sale with real estate agents Engel & Völkers Menorca an elegant modern countryside villa in Alaior, with the promise of a luxury standard of living in an excellent location within easy reach of old town of Alaior. This stunning property has breathtaking views over the whole of Alaior and the modern architecture lends to light, spacious interiors and well planned outdoor spaces that make the most of the warm weather and 300 days of sunshine. The easy timeless layout includes four bedrooms, three bathrooms, guest toilet, living room with fireplace, dining room and an innovative kitchen perfect for the most passionate cook. The house also has a gymnasium and heated indoor pool for year-round fitness. A beautiful garden (6000 m²), grand outdoor pool and fantastic terraces provide everything you will need to relax and relish this first-class property. The property also has a three-car garage.

Contact Engel & Völkers and make Alaior your new home by purchasing this villa in Alaior or choose an alternative property from our Menorca portfolio! Enjoy the proximity to important sights such as the Esglesia de Santa Eularia or the Centre de Culture de San Diego and taste the famous Queso de Mahón.

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