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Cala Morell Markets

Markets in Menorca provide the ideal place to purchase some original Menorcan products, and it's certainly worth noting that the Ciutadella markets were first established way back in 1301 by Jaime II as part of the Christian conquest of the island.

In these picturesque, colourful and multi-ethnologic places you'll find nearly everything, from basic food produce to the ultimate fashion trend, all in a familiar relaxed atmosphere.

Most winter markets on the island are held in the morning, and summer ones in the evening, but whenever you visit you'll need to get there early and be prepared to haggle like a professional to secure the best bargains.

A couple of words of advice, do not start to negotiate if you have no intention of buying, but do not be afraid to say no and walk away if the prices do not fall to a level that you are prepared to pay for an item. Common sense we know, but still easy to forget.

Open air markets are held at the Plaza del Mercat in nearby Ciutadella every Saturday from 7:00 am till 1:00 pm offering a selection of locally produced fruit, vegetables and crafts along with a selection of other Menorcan products including flowers and clothes etc. Also from Tuesday to Saturday, this is the location of the fish market which is held from 7:00 am till 2:00 pm.

A further market is also held in Ciutadella on the Plaza de Es Born every Friday and Saturday from around 8:00 am to 2:30 pm.

From June to September each year, a craft market is also held every Friday, Saturday and Sunday evening from 17:00 hours until midnight at the Carrer de Pere Capllonc on the steps leading down to the harbour (Baixada de Capllonc), selling a variety of handcrafted jewellery and gifts etc.

Also during the summer months, with the increased numbers of visitors to the island, the Firac street market is held along the Portal de la Mar on Ciutadella harbour front every Monday to Saturday from 20.00 hours until midnight.

A further flea market is also held on the Placa de la Catedral every Monday evening during August and September, from around 19.00 hours until midnight, offering for sale a selection of locally made artisan crafts.

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