Markets in Menorca, Menorca Shopping & Local Crafts
Sample the delights from Ceramics, Jewellery, leather goods, handbags and belts. Don't forget to buy some Menorca Cheese and the unique Menorca Gin.
If you want to feel and absorb the local Menorcan atmosphere while looking for a bargain or two, then the following suggestions are ideal for a shopping day out.
Here is a list of some of the shops and markets in Menorca.
Mahon Shopping and Markets
Mahon is the capital of the island and has been since the British established in the
17th Century. There are great shopping opportunities in the upmarket small boutique-style shops found in the centre of Mahon. Buy yourself a treat ;-)
Placa Esplanada – Every Tuesday and also Saturdays 9am until 2pm
Placa Baixamar – Everyday 10am until 8pm
Indoor Market Claustro del Carmen – 6 days a week Monday to Saturday
Fish Market Mercado de Pescado – 4 days a week Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday mornings
Ciutadella Shopping and Market
Ciutadella (the former city) has small artisan shops in amongst its beautiful Moorish architecture and has a very different feel compared to Mahon. Ciutadella has a lot of history ousing out onto the streets.
Viernes y Sabados on Fridays and Saturdays 9am until 2pm
Port steps and very popular stroll in the evening Every night (Summer) 7pm until 12 midnight
Alaior Shopping and Market
Alaior is well known as the centre for the Menorcan cheese making on the island and it’s possible to go into one of the local establishments to taste or buy some of the “Queso Mahon" which has its own unique denomination of origin like Cheddar, Edam and Brie.
Carrer Major-Carrer des Forn-Carrer de la Sala on Wednesdays 7pm until 11pm
Avda. Padre Huguet on Thursdays 8am until 2pm
Es Mercadal Shopping and Market
Es Mercadal has some great shops and is also the home of some really yummy pastries like Ensaimadas, or maybe Amargos and Carquinyols to enjoy at one of the many cafes or bars after you have finished browsing through the local shops.
Es Mercadel Markets
Carrer Nou (is held from June until September) 6pm until 10.30pm
Carrer Nou (Runs from October-May) 10am until 1.30pm
Lots more towns to find some gems shopping and on the markets
Cala Galdana has Night market from 8pm to 11pm hours every Wednesday, July and August.
Ferreries is one of the smallest towns along the main road but has some of the major shoe outlets like Jaime Mascaro and Ria where you can also see the traditional “Avarques"
San Lluis, in the south-east corner of the island, was originally built by the French during their brief occupation of Menorca and has a main High Street and a Ring Road both of
which have small local shops, and a good scattering of café bars along the way.
Es Migjorn Gran is a small village towards the south of the island which both a peaceful and tranquil atmosphere while you wander around the streets locating the shops and Art
Gallery which is a favourite of ours.
Es Castell, formerly known as George Town and then Villa Carlos by the previous rulers
has a British influence which can be experienced at the local Military Museum, a treasure trove of history, or by just walking around the town and catching familiar English voices.
Es Castell Artisans Craft Market, Mondays 8pm until 12midnight July and August
This British influence can also be felt in Sant Climent which has the not to be missed British Sweet Shop on the island (C'an Dulce). It has its own Jazz Club and Casino Bar where you can listen to visiting jazz players or resident players who participate on "jazz Night".
Fornells has a lot going on!
Fornells is a beautiful fishing village situated on the north coast. It is made up of small streets made up of restaurants serving delicious fish dishes fresh from the sea including lobster Calderata which is a local speciality stew.
Weekend Night Market on the Calle Del Mar de Fornells, Fri, Sat and Sun (May to October) 8pm until 1am which you will find along the harbour.
There is also a good fleamarket every Wednesday (May to Oct) lunchtimes 10am until 2pm along Calle Del Mar de Fornells.
In Carrer Major, chance to buy yourself some local produce on the farmers market every Monday (June until September) 7pm until 11pm
In the offseason (Oct to May) the farmers market is alternate Sundays 10am until 2pm
More Evening Markets at Menorca..
Cala’n Porter Flea Market from 7pm to around 11pm, held on Mondays and also Thursdays, (May to October), on the Plaça de Mevis.
Punta Prima has an evening market – Mondays and Wednesdays 7pm until 11pm
Santo Tomas has an evening market at the Passeig Marítim (next to the central car park). Runs Thursdays to Sunday evenings 7pm until 11pm.
Es Migjorn Gran every Tuesday 7.30pm until 11.30pm, the night market on the main streets (on both July and August)
You must visit the Fish Markets / Farmer Markets / Night Markets plus some of the fabulous restaurants and bars found in the local towns and villages. Make a point of trying some of the delights whilst at Menorca!