Menorca, the easternmost island of the Balearic archipelago enjoys the benefits of the Mediterranean climate due to its location in the central area of the Mare Nostrum.
This location allows fast air connections with European capitals. No great distances, allowing the entire surface go island admiring its scenery, its wealth of monuments and cultural attractions.
CRAFTS AND TRADITIONS
The census of Menorca in 1784 included 21 silversmiths. The gold and silver menorquinas had great strength in the nineteenth century with the production workshops of silver coin, a tradition that has given way to a jewelery industry that also has an artisanal approach, by creating smaller pieces and collections throughout type materials and combinations. They can be found in the markets of the port of Ciutadella and Calasfons (Es Castell).
The pottery workshops in Menorca popularly called gerreries countries, referring to the development of pitchers. The traditional pottery includes different pitchers (of boat, cul estret, castanyes), bottles, clay pipes mouthpiece reed buckets (cadufs) for wells and wells, bowls (ribelles), showers, bowls, pots (tests) ... There are plenty of objects obtained from the clay oven, as they currently Gener Arthur Gerreria Ciutadella and the Hermanos Lora Mailbox West Pier Mahon.
The shoe manufacturing family workshops nineteenth century artisans are the origin of the current shoe industry Menorca, successfully exporting much of its production to many countries. They can be purchased directly from factories Mahon, Ciutadella and Ferreries, which offers the latest models created by designers Menorcans, fruit art, tradition and modernity. Alongside this quality shoe in the markets can be found albarques, footwear typical of the farmers.
Ceramics, shoes, jewelry and silverware, leather accessories and leather, basketry, paper printing and textile printing are some of the possibilities that today offers the visitor Menorca crafts. With all this and much more, there are outdoor markets (Friday and Saturday) in the Born in Ciutadella and Mahon Esplanade (Wednesday and Thursday).
In summer night markets are mounted in the Baixada de Capllonch port of Ciutadella and the Calasfons in Es Castell. On the Saturday morning market Ferreries offered agricultural products such as rosemary honey, cheeses, jams and compotes, fruits and vegetables picked just hours earlier.
Ciutadella de Minorca
Located in the westernmost end of the island, the town of Ciutadella is the largest in Menorca. His term is bounded on the east by the municipality of Ferreries and west, north and south, to the sea.
In Migjorn coast are some of the most beautiful beaches on the island and in the Tramuntana, this stretch of Gros Cap Pilar Creek is part of the Marine Reserve North of Menorca.
Besides the high ecological value of its seabed, Ciutadella has a large plant and faunal heritage. Almost one third of its area is declared natural area of special interest.
Strolling through the medieval Ciutadella, enjoy samples of religious and civil architecture, among which the Gothic Cathedral and the many mansions, or visit the harbor, downtown nightlife, are just some of the many possibilities offered by the city.
Among palaces, "ses voltes" and "is pla", on 23 and 24 June Ciutadella enters their traditions and celebrate, like every year, the feast of San Juan.
They are two very intense days in which "caixers" strictly formal attire and their magnificent horses, make them jump to the rhythm of Jaleo (popular music).
From here we invite our guests to enjoy, along with all the people of Ciutadella, their traditions.