Top Attractions in Mahon
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- A real live working port with a ships' chandler, cafes, promenade. A very pleasant safe, family atmosphere in the dockside cafes in the afternoon that we were there.Written 13 December 2022This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- Incredible and sometimes challenging coastal
Walk. We went from Cala n Bosch near the lighthouse, down the bottom of the island. Discovered the most beautiful beach, white sand and turquoise seas! Amazing day 🌊🧜🏼♀️Written 3 September 2022This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- Amazing building, loads ro explore. Young boys would love to play here, so much history
The views are amazing, so many different angles to get photos from.
The lady on the desk was so helpful, and €8 is a good price.Written 24 September 2022This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- A beautiful nature reserve with many walking/hiking options. Stroll from the car park , ca. 2km, on a paved road (no cars) to the lighthouse and admire the views.Written 18 September 2022
- Well worth a visit. Could be a bit crowded but we had an easy stroll around. Lots of gold leaf and paintings, soaring arches lots of light, an architectural achievement.Written 13 December 2022
- Until this year, we had generally walked past this historc fish market after midday when it was closed. The fresh fish market still trades most days from early morning to about midday, but since our last visit to Menorca in 2019, it has been transformed.
A section of the market has been converted into a series of small businesses producing a very large selection of Tapas and similar varieties of tasty bites of food from fish, meat, vegetarain, savoury and sweet desserts. In addition, there are two or three businesses in the same complex offering all manner of drinks.
With tables available inside or outside as well as on the street just outside the Fish Market entrance, it was the liveliest venue for this style of eating and drining in the main part of the city above the Port.
As we were sampling this venue for the very first time in September 2022, we do not know how long it has been operating, but comparing to when we were last in Mahon 3 years ago, it is clear that this establishment is thriving and possibly at the expenses of many of the existing Tapas and Snack Bars in the shopping area - many of them were empty so it is debatable whether this new enterprise has captured a lot of the available trade.
It is defintely not to be missed, a huge variety of food at verty reasonable cost.Written 17 September 2022
- This was the best laid out museum i have visited in a long time. Despite being housed in a very old building it was clean, modern, air conditioned and very easy to navigate around. The boards of information did not over load you and kept you flowing through the exhibits at a nice but leisurely pace and told the history of menorca from first settlers up to present. A bargain at 4 euros entry fee and well worth an hours stroll to pass a hot afternoon in relative comfort.Written 2 September 2022
- We spent an hour here before walking to our chosen lunch destination, it was really just a shop as you dont see any gin production, but all the different gins are laid out to taste and its all free of charge, and the two girls were super friendly and helpful, we met another group of 3 guys who also were visiting at same time and so we all discussed the different gins and had a laugh with them before purchasing, which was optional. Well worth a visit.Written 16 September 2020
- Worth a visit to see the main staircase. You can also view the city roofscape from the top. The exhibits are ok. We were lucky to find an excellent temporary exhibition in the basement based around clothes and identity.Written 7 July 2022
- Since the Carmelites were expelled in 1835, the church and its goods became property of the state (which took this over by decree). It seems that nothing went easy for the church over its 500 year history. Work began in 1726 and continued to 1802, due to squabbles with the Franciscans who had some degree of authority. The bell towers remain unfinished.
Although it looks badly in need of restoration, it is a much loved church here in Mahon and on July 16th, a celebration and parade is held with animated characters. The cloister has been converted into a big Mercat (30 vendors and a big supermarket) that does abut and detract from the church.
This particular version of the Virgin Mary is the patron saint of fishermen and sailors. The virgin and child are the only ornamentation on the church exterior; she is located over the doorway's lintel.
It is not always open.Written 22 November 2022
- Really enjoyed this trip, short boat ride then guided tour in Spanish & English - gives you time to look around when not in your language so works well - fascinating and very beautiful island. Struggled to find it advertised or a ticket shop open but turned up to the port in Es Castell, bottom of the slope in the centre of the harbour, boat was there and able to buy tickets 9.30 am Saturday for the 10 am sailing and back just after 12.30. 9 year old son particularly liked the pit of bones at the end of the tour!Written 14 July 2018
- This lovely gateway is slightly off the beaten track, but is an architectural gem. Situated adjacent to Plaza Bastio.Written 8 October 2021
- Next door to Museum of Menorca
Baroque 17th C facade and Romanesque Memorable side chapel of the Immaculate Conception with interesting carved pillars.
On leaving the church turn left to see the views from the Mirador over the habour.Written 17 September 2019
- Siuated next door to the fish market, this similarly combines a working market with bars and restaurants, open when the market is closed.Written 12 December 2019
- This famous theatre dating from 1829 is the oldest in Spain. It was partially modernised in 2001 and is now a dazzling historical and technological fusion in the heart of the capital. Many of the Opera greats have chosen to perform here because of the wonderful acoustics but it's also very much a people's theatre with a really wide programme of events.
If you're not able to attend a performance here then join the summer guided tour on a Thursday at 11.30 am. The tour is in Catalan/Spanish/English and costs only 5 euros.
Javier, the Communications Manager will fill you in on the amazing history of this theatre and delight you with stories , you can't possibly forget.
I felt like 'singing' when I left this beautiful building. Bravo !Written 11 June 2019
Frequently Asked Questions about Mahon
- The best day trips from Mahon according to Tripadvisor travellers are:
- Mahon & surroundings
- Full day Private Menorca Classics Tour
- Menorca full-day Tour from Mallorca
- Half-day Private Menorca Mahon and Surroundings Tour
- Private Tour with SUP and Snorkel along the coast of Menorca
Mahon Attractions Information
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