Located in the center of Menorca and at the base of the island’s tallest mountain, Toro, Es Mercadal offers a charming medieval town filled with markets, shops, little restaurants and cafes and heaps of culture. A visit to Es Mercadal is perfect for those exploring the inland portion of Menorca, or those heading out to the pristine beaches of the north via gorgeous country roads. Head to the top of Toro Mountain to visit the Virgin del Toro Sanctuary, not only for the views, but to take in some tranquility, too.
Perfect for simple meandering, the town has stone streets filled with shops offering traditional and modern crafts and more. The town has gained a reputation for its gastronomy. Be sure to sample the local cuisine here, particularly the desserts like crespellines, which are biscuits made with almonds, as well as amargos, almond macaroons.
Located inland, Es Mercadal is a great stopping point for an afternoon exploration of the island. It is accessible via bus from most points of interest on the island