The Spanish royal family are on their annual summer holiday in Mallorca, however this year, King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia will spend their vacation attending various institutional events to support the social and economic recovery of the Balearic Islands following the COVID-19 lockdown.
Today, Their Majesties visited the island of Menorca. Their first stop of the day was the Cooperativa Insular Ganadera (COINGA) in Mahón. The Cooperative was founded in 1966 by a group of small scale dairy farmers who joined forces to produce Mahón-Menorca Cheese under the brand COINGA. Today the cooperative has around eighty farms throughout Menorca which provides around 150 direct and indirect jobs.
The King and Queen held a meeting with representatives of the cooperative. They also had the opportunity to observe the process of making cheese and toured the packaging facilities.
Afterwards, Their Majesties moved to Ciutadella where they had a guided visit of 'Naveta des Tudons' a megalithic chamber tomb which is dated between the 8th and 13th centuries. The shape of the Naveta des Tudons is that of an upside-down boat, it was built using the cyclopean technique, with medium-sized stones embedded dry, without the aid of mortar.
To conclude their visit the King and Queen took a walk from the Plaza del Ayuntamiento de Ciutadella to the port, where they shared a lunch with the Balearic authorities who accompanied them on the visit to the Menorcan towns.