This huge port is the second largest in Europe, and through it, there are a lot of entertainment possibilities. It’s a good thing that can be done whenever. It has from shops to restaurants and bars; we highly recommend Es Paput, at the begging of Mahon port. That is one of the most popular places actually to take some drinks and also delicious burgers. However, there are other more conventional options like La Minerva or Els Rais, which are more expensive but recommended to taste Mahon sea dishes.
If you like history and you are in Menorca this summer, a good thing to do in Mahón is to visit King Island or Isla del Rey, that’s a historical island which had a hospital many years ago and becomes a quarantine island. To can arrive, you can buy a ticket with the Yellow Catamaran in the middle of Mahon’s port. It costs approximately 20€ and also takes a turn around Mahon Port.
A couple of years ago all the market was oriented to fish and shellfish sales but currently is divided, one half is focused to eat and drink gourmet dishes in a pleasant atmosphere. It’s located in the middle of the town, so that’s a good point as it’s very accessible. We highly recommend to visit it at midday.
Only one minute walking from the Mahon fish market, there is the biggest church of Mahón, called Santa Maria, built-in 1748. It has a neo-gothic design that becomes awesome. One of the most highlighted things of that church is the organ, built-in 1809 and is one of the biggest that you probably have seen. It measures 15 per 9 meters and has 3006 harmonic tubes.
At the begging of Mahon’s port, there is the Gin Xoriguer factory, which produces a high-quality Geneva called Gin Xoriguer. You will be able to taste all the types of Geneva and with a guide to learn about the elaboration process. Also, there’s a shop where you can buy amazing souvenirs, drinks, and typical products from Menorca and Mahón. The tour is free and recommended.