Mahón is the capital of Menorca and has a lot of things to do and visit. From strolling through its lovely port to visiting the city centre and its picturesque streets.
Mahón is the capital of Menorca and also one of the places with more things to see. From its beautiful churches to its spectacular port. You will only need 1 or 2 days to discover this fantastic town in the heart of the Mediterranean.
This big port is the second largest in Europe, and through it, there are a lot of entertainment possibilities. It's an option that you can do 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, other more conventional options like La Minerva or Els Rais are more expensive but recommended to taste Mahon sea dishes.
Suppose you like history, and you are in Menorca this summer. In that case, a good thing to do in Mahón is to visit King Island or Isla del Rey, a historical island that had a hospital many years ago and became a quarantine island.
To arrive, you can buy a ticket with the Yellow Catamaran in the middle of Mahon's port. It costs approximately 20 euros 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 focus on eating and drinking gourmet dishes in a pleasant atmosphere.
It's in the middle of the town, so that's a good point as it's very accessible. We highly recommend visiting 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 about 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, the Gin Xoriguer factory produces a high-quality Geneva called Gin Xoriguer. You will 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 unique souvenirs, drinks, and typical products from Menorca and Mahón. The tour is free and recommended.
Another exciting thing with a gastronomic touch that you can do in Mahón is to eat its mussels.
On the opposite side of the boardwalk, several floating platforms raise them. The mussel from Mahón is usually smaller than the one from Galicia. However, it has a spectacular flavour.
Cooked seafood, steamed or even grilled, they are quite an exhibition for seafood lovers.
Apart from good restaurants, walks and monuments, Mahón also has stunning beaches. Do not hesitate to visit them!
Cala Macarella is one of the best-known coves in Menorca. The turquoise colour of the sea and the boats' shadows make this beach look like a postcard of the Balearic Islands.
Sharks are present in Menorca and throughout the Mediterranean Sea. However, the overfishing of the last decades has diminished sharks sightings. Nevertheless, every year there is usually an appearance of a blue shark, normally dying on the shore.