Mahon is the capital city of Menorca and it’s one of its prettiest! (Albeit, perhaps even more so in the sunshine).
We visited late in the evening when the skies had turned a bit grey (thankfully, we had sunshine in the afternoon for our boat ride) but the greys didn’t take away from the city’s charm – Mahon is still quite a pretty place to visit – sunshine or cloudy.
We pretty much just hit the streets san plans, soaking up the sights as we went along. Being in the Balearics, Mahon is still pretty warm, even in early spring so despite the disappearance of sunshine, it was still very much shorts and shirts weather.
Cathedrals led to cathedrals which led to museums (which then led to a surprising amount of time in the Art History Museum called “Ca n’Oliver. Centre d’Art i d’Història Hernández Sanz” – quite the mouthful, right?).
One of the best parts about visiting this art history museum is the view from the top! If you get the chance to, you should definitely pop up here for a unique look at Menorca.
Leaving the museum (and by this time, realizing we were absolutely ravenous), we made our way over to the fish market which was just about to close as we arrived… but was thankfully still open enough to sneak in a quick pre-dinner snack (and a cheeky sangria).
You have to stop by and check out the fish mongers when you’re here though (especially if you end up staying in your own villa when you’re here – it almost goes without saying, there’s nothing quite like freshly caught produce for delicious meals).
Random sidebar – monkfish, for how delicious it is, is a surprisingly ugly fish, don’t you think? Eventually, we headed back to the hotel where bottles of bubbly and cheeky pre-dinner bites awaited!
I actually saved that for post-dinner as we gorge so much I actually ended up forgetting my camera in the room out of sheer hunger… and laziness (probably the latter… though to be fair, we were at the hotel and the only thing my photos from dinner will show you is my sheer unlimited, unwarranted greed when it comes to food – somehow coupled with my ability to create quite the buffet food tower).
Anyway, enough from that now – bed time now (which felt much needed by that point)… more from Menorca in the next post!