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Explore Menorca's Artisan Traditions with a Night Visit to a Craft Market

A bustling local market is a great way to be immersed in the culture of a country and this is certainly the case in the vibrant plazas of Menorca. After dinner at your rental villa you can set off on an evening shopping trip throughout the summer.

Leather Crafts for Sale in Local Markets

If you’re looking for a little something that’s genuinely Menorcan to take home as a souvenir of your holiday, the regular craft markets around the island are a great place to shop.

Here’s a selection of some of the favourite artisan markets on the island.

Menorcan Crafts

  • Alaior Evening Market

If you are interested in local clothes, ceramics, jewellery and beauty products, made from local plants, then visiting Alaior is a must. Every Wednesday from 26 June to 4 September, this outside shopping area sells a wide variety of local products but visitors can watch live demonstrations and workshops at some of the stalls.

  • Ferreries Night Market

Enjoy shopping for traditional craftworks in the historic Ferreries every Friday during the summer. This ancient town’s narrow streets date back to the 14th century, and it’s also Menorca’s highest town.

  • Es Mercadal

For those who like to combine a love for local crafts with a love of food, the evening market in Es Mercadal is a treat. Every Thursday, local handicrafts and antiques are found alongside stalls selling traditional Menorcan food.

  • Es Migjorn Gran

For a quieter setting visit the charming village of Es Migjorn Gran for its weekly artisan shopping sensations, which are available every Tuesday evening throughout July and August.

  • Es Castell & Calas Fonts

Those looking for the very best collection of handmade jewellery on the island should visit Es Castell and Calas Fonts in the evenings.

Learn More about Local Crafts

If a stroll around bustling stands whets your appetite for beautiful, handmade Menorcan crafts, then it is well worth fitting in a visit to the Menorca Craft Centre. Found in the old military barracks at Recinte Firal, this is the ideal place to learn more about the island’s artisan traditions.

Live like a Menorcan

Markets are a great way to discover the ‘real’ island, giving you a chance to meet and talk to the artisan stallholders. The perfect way to feel part of this beautiful country oasis.

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