Must-visit Markets in Menorca

If you enjoy buying local and artisanal products, or are someone who hunts for bargains and unique items, you can’t miss the best markets in Menorca. Besides strolling among the stalls, it’s also a great way to explore the different villages on the island.

Among the top activities favored by tourists in Menorca are the artisanal and agri-food markets.

Menorca offers a multitude of markets to visit, some in summer and others in winter, where you can buy all kinds of artisanal products and typical island foods.

Indeed, summer is when you’ll find the widest variety of markets. Particularly during this time, you can enjoy the most beautiful nighttime markets in Menorca, where you can leisurely stroll and spend the evening. Some are located in beachfront neighborhoods.

As you can see, the market offerings in Menorca are so extensive that you’ll find it hard to choose just one!

Summer Markets in Menorca

Summer is one of the best times to stroll around and visit Menorca.

While many operate year-round, it’s during the summer that fairs and markets flourish the most in Menorca.

Many of them also operate at night, allowing visitors to enjoy summer evenings on the island, often accompanied by live music.

If you visit Menorca in the summer, be sure to take a stroll through the island’s markets—you’re sure to find the perfect memento of your vacation. Here are all the details!

Summer Markets in Ciutadella

  • Artisan Market at Costa Marina and/or Firac: This is the quintessential market for artisanal products, also known as Ciutadella’s hippie market. From July 1 to September 30, open Monday to Thursday, 7 PM to midnight; Friday to Sunday, 7 PM to 1 AM. You’ll find a wide range of handmade crafts.
  • Capllonch Market: Another nighttime market at the Ciutadella port. Open daily from July 1 to September 30, Monday to Thursday, 7 PM to midnight; Friday to Sunday, 5 PM to 1 AM. Offers artisan products, fabrics, and small-scale decorations.
  • Craft Market at Plaza des Born: Every Monday and Friday from July 1 to September 14, and also Wednesdays in August and September, from 7:00 PM to midnight. Features exclusively handmade products crafted by master artisans.
  • Summer Markets in Residential Areas: Markets in Cala en Blanes, Cala en Bosc, Cala Blanca, and Serpentona daily from July 1 to September 30, 5 PM to midnight.

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Summer Markets in Mahon

  • Mobile Market at Pla de Baixamar: heading down to the port of Mahón, from April to October, open from 10 AM to 8 PM.
  • Night Market (Mercat de nit): in the historic and commercial center of Mahón. Every Tuesday between June 25 and September 10, coinciding with Music Nights in the streets.
  • Night Market at the Port of Mahón: every Thursday, from June 20 to August 29, between 8 PM and 11:30 PM.

Markets in Alaior

  • Artisan Market: every Wednesday from early June to mid-September, starting from 7 PM onwards.
  • Night Market in Cala’n Porter: from May to October, every Monday and Thursday from 7 PM to 11 PM at Plaza Mevis.

Summer Markets in Es Mercadal

In Es Mercadal, during the summer, the well-known night market takes place in the main streets of the town center every Thursday from early June until the last week of September, starting at 7 PM.

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Markets in Es Castell

  • Daily Market at Cales Fonts from June 1 to September 30, next to the area of bars and restaurants.
  • Night Market in Es Castell, every Monday, from July 6 to August 31, from 7:00 PM to 11:30 PM, around the Cales Fonts dock.

Summer Markets in Sant Lluís

Market in Fornells

Summer market you’ll find from July to October, every Monday, on Calle Mayor and Plaça de l’Església.

Summer Market in Ferreries

Night market, every Friday from 7 PM to 11 PM in the old town of Ferreries, accompanied by performances.

Markets in Es Migjorn Gran

  • Summer market: Tuesdays during the months of July and August.
  • Market in Santo Tomás: Fridays from June 21 to September 13.

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Year-round Markets in Menorca

Even in winter, you can find mobile markets spread throughout the week in various towns.

These markets are usually set up in the mornings in the most central squares of the villages.

You can find a bit of everything: artisanal products, local food, clothing, shoes, antiques, gift items, etc.

Here are the schedules and locations of all the weekly markets in Menorca:

Monday

  • Es Castell (Esplanada Square, from 8 AM to 1 PM)
  • Ciutadella (Plaza de Es Born, from 9:30 AM to 1:30 PM)

Tuesday

  • Mahón (Explanada Square, from 7 AM to 3 PM)

Wednesday

  • Ciutadella (Plaza de Es Born, from 9:30 AM to 1:30 PM)
  • Es Castell (Esplanada Square, from 8 AM to 1 PM)
  • Sant Lluís (Pla de la Creu, from 10 AM to 2 PM)

Thursday

  • Alaior (Plaça des Ramal, from 9 AM to 1 PM)

Friday

  • Ciutadella (Plaza de Es Born, from 9:30 AM to 1:30 PM)
  • Ferreries (Plaza España, from 9 AM to 1 PM)
  • Sant Lluís (Pla de la Creu, from 10 AM to 2 PM)

Saturdays

  • Ciutadella (Plaza de Es Born, from 9:30 AM to 1:30 PM)
  • Mahón (Explanada Square, from 7 AM to 3 PM)
  • Ferreries (Plaza España, from 9 AM to 1 PM)

Sundays

  • Second-hand Market in Mahón (Es Freginal Park, from 10 AM to 2 PM)
  • Agro Maó in Mahón, market of local agricultural products (Carrer Nou and S’Arravaleta, from 9 AM to 2 PM)
  • Es Mercadal (Plaça del Pare Camps, from 9 AM to 2 PM).

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Historical Markets in Menorca

Apart from the famous hippie markets and mobile markets, some municipalities in Menorca host historical markets that embody the essence of the city, its typical gastronomy, and unique characteristics that make these places a must-visit.

These are the best markets in Menorca that you shouldn’t miss:

  • Municipal Market of Ciutadella: located in the center of Ciutadella, here you’ll find a cozy market where you can buy local meats, sausages, fresh fruits, freshly caught fish, etc.
  • Mercat del Claustre del Carme: a traditional market with diverse stalls and shops offering fresh products from Menorca, including the typical Mahón cheese. In summer, there are activities and concerts in the square. It’s an ideal place to have coffee or a refreshment.
  • Mercat des Peix (Fish Market) in Mahón: a market selling fresh fish year-round, where you’ll also find several food stalls offering tapas and drinks. It’s a great spot to relax, enjoy some live music, and have a drink.

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Fairs in Menorca

Menorca hosts a vibrant fair activity, with themed events scheduled throughout the year, especially at the fairgrounds in Es Mercadal and Mahón.

These fairs are ideal places to experience firsthand the products of the island, craftsmanship, gastronomy, customs, culture, and traditions.

Here are some of them:

  • Craft and Food Fair of Sant Antoni, where typical products such as dates, oranges, crafts, and food are sold. This fair takes place from January 16 to 20 in various municipalities of Menorca.
  • Christmas Fair, typically held in most municipalities of Menorca during the first weekend of December.
  • Partridge Fair in Es Mercadal, celebrated in February.
  • Field Fair of Menorca (agricultural, livestock, industrial, food, and crafts), held in Alaior in March.
  • Book Fair, held in April in most towns of Menorca.
  • Wine and Menorcan Product Fair (wine tasting and local product sale), held in May in Mahón.
  • Fair and Competition of the Minorcan breed horse, celebrated in Es Mercadal in May.

Now that you know the schedules and locations of all the markets in Menorca, both summer and winter, you just need to plan your next visit to one (or several) of them, to take with you the true essence of the island and its products.