Discover the legacy of British rule in Menorca on this free walking tour of Mahon: learn all about the island capital's history as you explore its most emblematic monuments.
Free Walking Tour of Mahon
At the time of your choice, we'll meet at the taxi stand located at the intersection of Plaça de s'Esplanada and Avinguda de Josep Anselm Clavé. From this central point of Mahon we'll start a free tour to see the remains of the British Crown in the capital of Menorca.
First, we'll admire the façades of the Count of Cifuentes and Cala Corb barracks, built at the end of the 18th century under British rule. We'll continue exploring La Quintana making our way along Carrer de Hannover, where we'll hear all about the history of this German dynasty that reigned Great Britain.
We'll then reach one of Mahón's historic marketplaces, the Mercat des Claustre or Mercat Sa Plaça, located in a neoclassical courtyard. Next, we'll stop in front of the Principal de Guàrdia building, built in 1786 to house English security forces.
Afterwards, we'll arrive outside the City Hall, where we'll talk about military engineer Francisco Fernández de Angulo. During our free walking tour, we'll also stop at the Governor's Palace and the Museum of Menorca. Here we'll learn all about the exploits of Richard Kane, the British Governor of Menorca during the 18th century.
Our historic tour of Mahon will come to an end in Plaça de la Miranda, where we'll enjoy unparalleled views of the port.
All of our providers comply with local legislation and applicable health recommendations regarding protective material and safety to help avoid the spread of Covid-19.
Free tours do not have a fixed price, rather each person offers the guide the amount they consider appropriate, depending on their level of satisfaction.
The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in Spanish.
English speaking guide.
When to book?
Book as soon as possible to guarantee availability, especially during public holidays and festivities.
Bookings are permitted up until 24 hours before the activity as long as there are still places.
We will send you a voucher that you can show on your phone to take part in the activity.
Frequently asked questions
Q - How to book?
A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.
Q - Is a minimum number of participants required?
A - This activity requires a minimum of 4 participants. Should this number not be reached, we'll get in touch with you to offer alternatives.
No (not advisable for people with reduced mobility).
If you are not able to attend the tour, please cancel your reservation in the control panel, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.
Intersection between Plaça de s'Esplanada and Avenida de Josep Anselm Clavé