The old and current capital of the Balearic Island of Menorca, Ciutadella and Mahon, each hold a large market twice a week.
The market in Mahon is situated close to the main bus station and so is perfect for day trippers from resorts around the island. It is held Tuesday and Saturday each week. In Ciutadella the large twice weekly market is held in a main and central square; it is held on a Friday and Tuesday.
We visited the Friday market in Ciutadella on a Friday in October 2015 but were surprised to see that many of the stalls were the same as the Tuesday market in Mahon we had visited the same week.
What happens on a Saturday we wondered?
These two cities however are at opposite ends of the island, and both are well worth a visit any day of the week.
Goods on sale at the city markets and the number of stalls do vary between high and low season and in bad weather; if it is a wet and windy day expect fewer stalls.
We found the main goods on offer to be clothing, leather goods, tourist souvenirs, handbags and shoes.
Watch out for traditional Menorca [avarca] sandals that are cheap and appear to be too good to be true; they probably are.
It is better to visit a shop; at least one makes the sandals for you as you wait, than try to bag a cheap bargain.
Cheaper Menorcan sandals may be imports from China, have no longevity and stretch quickly. If you fancy purchasing a pair of these comfy sandals aim for a fit that it slightly tight for the best fit over time.
Market day can be a fun experience whether you buy or not; cafes, bars and restaurants are close by and they offer a truly international experience.
Mahon summer organ recitals
More Summer markets in Menorca
Where in the world do you want to go today? One Woman uses personal experiences to show you some of the best places to visit in the United Kingdom and beyond. Enjoy!
All After Sun Albufeira Algarve Attractions Austria Benito Mussolini Beverley Beverley Minster Binebecca Binebecca Beach Bridlington Carbis Bay Cayton Bay City Of Culture 2017 Ciutadella Market Clifford Tower Comino Cornish Cornish Riviera Cornwall Crete Cyprus Day Trip English Heritage Exiled Homosexuals Ferens Art Gallery Hull Funchal Gardens Of Monte Palace Gibraltar Gibraltar Apes Goathland Godshill Godshill Isle Of Wight Godshill Model Village Gozo Greece Greek Islands Heartbeat Country Historic City Of York Hogmanay Hull Hull Museums Isle Of Wight Italy Jewish Trail York Kingston Upon Hull Leith Docks Madeira Mahon Mahon Market Mahon Organ Recitals Malta Marazion Maritime Museum Hull Marmaris Turkey Menorca Menorca Markets Menorca Rain Menorca Weather Menorca Windmills Model Village Monte Madeira North Yorkshire Open Exhibition Paphos Popeye Village Portugal Robin Hoods Bay Royal Yacht Britannia Santa Maria Mahon Santana Santana Houses Santana Madeira Scarborough Scarborough Castle Scotland Sicily Sicily Day Trip Sound Of Music Country Spain St Ives St Michaels Mount Street Life Summer Holidays Sun Creams Sun Lotions The Rock The Shambles York The Shambles Yotk Tourism Cornwall Travel Diary Travel Diary Cornwall Visit Beverley Visit Cyprus Visit Gozo Visiting Crete Visiting Turkey Visit Madeira Visit Malta Whitby Wilberforce House York York Minster Yorkshire Yorkshire Dales Yorkshire Museum