Menorca is famous for its handicrafts
Distinctive Menorcan handicrafts can be found in specialist shops, as well as at open air markets organised in most towns. The island’s craftsmen mainly create pottery, basketry, jewellery and leather. But undoubtedly the ’abarcas’(sandals made of leather and rubber from car tyres) are the most popular items for visitors. Currently, this comfortable and lightweight shoe (of a farming origin) is exported all over the world, and now with various designs, colours and types of leather.
Curious antiques, footwear or complements
An experience not to be missed is a walk through the stalls at Cales Fonts in Es Castell, Ferreries, Fornells or Ciutadella and Maó Harbours, idyllic open air markets full of atmosphere, where the tourist can find any typical items or curious antiques.
Maó, Ciutadella and other tourist centres also offer exclusive shops, where one can purchase the latest styles of clothing, footwear or complements.
One can also visit numerous shops and world famous shoe factory outlets. There is no better chance to discover the latest Menorcan trends.