- Arenal d'en Castell
Most of the towns, and particularly the resorts, in Minorca are full of the usual gift shops selling tourist tat, but in Mahon exciting shopping opportunities abound. Head towards the centre of town where the cobblestoned streets are lined with boutiques, clothing shops, jewellers, ice-cream parlours and shoe stores. The tourist areas are also loaded with shops. Great souvenirs to bring home from Minorca include traditional leather sandals called Albarques, leather goods, jewellery and the Minorcan gin, Xoriguer. Mahon has a wonderful market every Sunday where anything from clothing to fresh food and produce can be bought. Most shops open between 9am and 9pm, but close between 2pm and 5pm for siesta. Tourist shops are usually open during siesta hours.
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