Guía de los Mercadillos de verano en Menorca

Guide to the summer markets in Menorca

Are you visiting Menorca this summer? Don't miss its charming markets. Every night they are in a different town. Take notes with our guide and taste the taste of "Made in Menorca".

Menorca is known for its stunning beaches, historic sites and vibrant culture. From its wild beaches, with crystal-clear and turquoise waters to the talaiotic culture that has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2023.

During the summer season, the island comes alive with a variety of night markets offering a unique combination of local crafts, delicious food and lively entertainment. In this guide, we will take you through the not-to-be-missed Menorca night markets and provide you with tips for an unforgettable experience.

1. Es Mercadal Night Market

  • Location: Mercadal center.
  • Hours: Thursdays from 6:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. from June to September.

The town of Mercadal is filled with crafts and gastronomy. It is one of the few markets on the island that combines both disciplines, so you can taste local flavors such as Mahón cheese, sobrasada and typical pastas while discovering a wide variety of products made on the Menorcan island. From clothing and jewelry to traditional Menorcan products. In addition, every week there is live music with concerts in the town square.

2. Ciutadella Costa Marina Market

  • Location: Descent from Costa Marina, Ciutadella.
  • Hours: Monday to Saturday from 7 p.m. to midnight from June to September.

The charm of walking through the streets of the old town, narrow and full of history. Visit the emblematic Cathedral, the shops of Ses Voltes and the Convent of Santa Clara. A beautiful descent to the port of Ciutadella surrounded by artisanal products, handmade jewelry and a lot of atmosphere. Accompanied by live music, you can find unique pieces made by artisans whom you can meet. As night falls, you will find a postcard-perfect sunset. You will see how the port lights turn on, leaving a beautiful picture between llaüts and the market. You will see us in Costa Marina, the descent to the port from Plaza des Born.

3. Maó Market

  • Location: Plaça del Carme, Maó.
  • Hours: Tuesday evenings from June to September.

The Maó craft market is accompanied by live music that gives a touch of charm to summer nights. It is undoubtedly an experience to walk around the city, go out to dinner and discover the variety of local artists who present their creations.

4. Sant Lluís Market:

  • Location: Plaça de Sa Creu, Sant Lluís.
  • Hours: Friday nights from June to September.

Browse craft stalls offering unique items such as jewelry, ceramics and textiles. This market also hosts cultural events, such as folk music performances.

5. Fornells Night Market

  • Location: Fornells.
  • Hours: Wednesday nights from June to September.

This small fishing village hosts a night market with local artisans, and is a great place to pick up souvenirs. Enjoy a leisurely stroll along the harbour, where you'll find street food stalls and picturesque views.

7. Migjorn Gran Night Market

  • Location: Es Migjorn Gran.
  • Hours: Tuesday evenings from June to September.

The small town of Migjorn Gran, with its streets full of flowers cared for by its neighbors, is filled every Tuesday with local crafts, typical island cuisine and live performances in the town square. A charming route through its narrow decorated streets.

7. Alaior Night Market

  • Location: Alaior.
  • Hours: Wednesday nights from June to September.

Alaior transforms every Wednesday to host the night market, which fuses crafts with shops to offer maximum variety to visitors. It has a lot of entertainment, from concerts to activities for the little ones in the house.

My tips for an unforgettable experience in Menorca:

1. Season: The night markets in Menorca start in June and last until the end of September, so plan your visit during this period.

2. Currency: the vast majority of stalls accept credit cards, but bring some cash with you.

3. Haggling: it is not common in Menorca as it can be in other markets. You can try to negotiate a better price, but keep in mind that most markets are artisan, handmade and local products.

4. Taste the local cuisine: try Menorcan specialties such as Mahón cheese and ensaimada at the food stalls.

5. Enjoy live entertainment: Many markets offer live music and cultural performances, adding a vibrant touch to the atmosphere.

6. Plan transportation: If you are not staying in the same town as the night market, organize transportation in advance. There are parking spaces available, but at times it is difficult to find a place to park.

7. Respect local customs: Be respectful of local customs and show respect to the people and their traditions.

Exploring Menorca's night markets is a delightful way to immerse yourself in the island's culture, savor its flavors and discover unique, handcrafted treasures. Whether you're looking for souvenirs, delicious food or a memorable night out, Menorca's night markets have something for everyone.

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