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Detailing the islands' turbulent past
These lush islands have been attracting visitors, both welcome and unwelcome, since the dawn of time. Romans, Phoenicians, Moors and Ottomans are just some of those that have been drawn to the Balearics. Menorca was particularly influenced by a period of British occupation in the 18th century, one result being the excellent gin produced there today. Mallorca museums such as the Museu de Mallorca and Menorca museums like Museu de Menorca provide a comprehensive guide to a turbulent history.