Minorca - Shopping
For sheer diversity of shops, you should head for Mao or Ciutadella. In Mao, the area around Carrer Ses Moreres and Carrer Nou are home to the high-street labels. For stores of more individual character you’ll need to stroll down Moll de Ponent in the port area.
Ciutadella’s ground zero for shopaholics is Ses Voltes and its numerous offshoots, where you’ll find plenty of opportunities to replenish your wardrobe.
Talking of which, you can’t visit the island and not buy a pair of avarques – Minorcan leather sandals soled with old car tires. To purchase at the point of origin, try S’Avarca de Menorca on Carrer Angel, Mao. Not only does it have the widest choice, it’s also the oldest factory on the island.
Xoriguer Gin and the famous Minorcan cheese should also be on the shopping list. Try the Xoriguer Distillery on Anden de Poniente in Mao for the former, La Bodega on Carrer Santissim in Ciutadella for the best wedge of cheese.
Lovers of bric-a-brac have numerous artisan markets to choose from including Es Migjorn Gran on Tuesday evening, Mao on Friday evening and Ciutadella on Friday, Saturday and Sunday evenings.