Set atop a ridge overlooking the world's second-largest natural port, Mahon is a unique mix of British and Spanish traditions. Exuding the laid-back lifestyle unique to Spanish cities, Mahon features narrow boulevards overflowing with pleasant cafes and markets selling local delicacies.
Things to do
Nestled in a former 17th-century monastery, the Museum of Menorca features a rotating display of cultural artefacts unique to Mahon. You can learn about the island’s rich history, from the times of Roman conquest and British occupation to the shoemaking industry, which remains an integral part of Mahon’s identity.
Climb the steps to Espanya Plaza and visit Iglesia del Carmen. This 18th-century Baroque church took 70 years to build and today features market stalls and vendors in the original cloisters.
Grab a coffee at Café de Sa Plaça and enjoy a scenic view of the port, before heading down to the harbour. Take a seat by the water at Sa Taverna d’es Port and enjoy a glass of Menorcan wine with an order of Spanish tortilla, meatballs and serrano ham.
Stroll along Cami de Cavalls, Menorca’s iconic circular coastal path. This scenic area is rich with unspoiled beaches and wild coastlines, along with beachside bars and snack stands. You can choose to walk the path in one day or over the course of several trips.
Direct flights to Mahon run from Ibiza, Mallorca and mainland Spain. Inter-island ferries also arrive at the city’s main harbour. Within the city, local buses reach all major beaches and attractions. Rental cars are ideal for exploring the island, but motorbikes are the preferred choice during summer.
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