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Holidays to Mahon
The historic capital city of Mahon on the island of Menorca is an excellent holiday destination for travellers looking for impressive architecture, bustling markets, and lively dining and nightlife scenes. This is a great place to soak up some history, stroll the pleasant pedestrian-only streets, and enjoy a great meal or a drink while overlooking the scenic port from the vantage point of the cliffs above the water.
What to see and do on a Holiday to Mahon
Mahon has a rich history of occupation by both the British and Spanish, which can be seen in architectural styles of the historic buildings throughout the city. Here visitors can spend the days exploring the remains of the medieval walls that once surrounded the city, ancient churches and monasteries, fortresses with mysterious underground tunnels, graceful Georgian residences, and fascinating museums that house collections of items from centuries gone by.
Visitors on a holiday to Mahon will want to spend some time perusing the many markets and shops that the city has to offer. The Mercat Claustre del Carme is unique as it was once a large church that has now been converted into a lively market and art exhibition space. Every Tuesday and Thursday, the craft and clothing market in the Placa de S’Esplanada is a great place to test out your bargaining skills. For travellers looking for some self-catering, the fish market in Placa d’Espanya is a great place to pick up fresh seafood, caught that day.
For fantastic dining options and a happening nightlife on the island of Menorca, it does not get much better than Mahon. Here visitors can take a seat at one of the many inviting cafe and restaurant terraces in the pleasant shady squares, or overlooking the harbour. Gourmet offerings include fresh fish and shellfish dishes, grilled meats, creative tapas, and the delectable cheeses that Menorca is famous for. By night there are plenty of jazz cafes, pubs, bars, and clubs that offer refreshing drinks, live music, and lively atmospheres.
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