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Illa del Rei (The King's Island)

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In ancient days, this spot was known as Illa dels Conills (Rabbit Island), but in 1287, it became known as Illa del Rei in reference to Alfonso III of Aragon, who conquered the island that same year and expelled the almojarife (tax collector)Abû'Umar and all his followers. This island near the port was the site of the town's first hospital, built by the English in the nineteenth century. The remains of a sixth-century Paleochristian basilica discovered there prove the island was inhabited in ancient times. A beautiful mosaic measuring approximately 32 square metres was discovered while the land was being furrowed for sowing in January 1988. It was first thought to be from a Roman villa or Jewish synagogue, but several studies reached the conclusion it was a Paleochristian basilica. The only remains from the building are these white, pink and blue mosaics, which are currently housed at the Museo de Menorca. Illa del Rei is also home to a unique species of lizard, the only one of its kind in the world: the Podarcis lilfordi balearica . How to collaborate • As volunteer Sunday morning from 9.00 to 11.00 on the island doing maintenance • Provide financial resources through our account , monthly, quarterly or annual installments (c / c: ES31 0487 2035 1220 0001 0520 • Provide materials for construction or maintenance work in progress and / or goods or objects for exhibitions. Timetable and visits • Every Sunday morning throughout the year from 8.45 to 11.00 Departures: From 1 April until 31 October at 8.45 from Mahón, Moll de Llevant by the Yellow Catamarans From 1 November until 31 March at 8.45 from Es Castell, Muelle Fontanillas • The second Sunday of the months of May, June, July, August and September will be a second departure at 10.45 from Mahón, Moll de Llevant by the Yellow Catamarans. • Thursdays: from 1 May until 31 October at 10.30 from Mahón, Moll de Llevant by the Yellow Catamarans Contact us To cantact us use our contact form or write to Hospital de l'Illa del Rei s/n Puerto de Mahón Apartado de Correos 777, 07700 Mahón.

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  • Illa del Rei (The King's Island)

    Es un lugar que podía haber quedado en el olvido pero que gracias a particulares han hecho revivir la historia de Menorca!!!

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