Historical Mahón Free Tour

Duration: 2h
Quality Verified Registered on April 24, 2023

We are a local company of Professional Guides in love with our city and we want to share all its secrets with you in a fun way.

Show more
  • Free booking and cancellation
    Free payment tour, no set price, booking and cancellation are free

Tour description

We will begin the adventure in Plaça de s'Esplanada through the more than seventy years of English colonization of Menorca. Here we will discover the most significant buildings in the area , such as the Quarters, as well as the spectacular 12th century Town Hall in baroque style under French influence.
We will continue to see the Principal of the Guard during the domination of Great Britain and the Governor's Palace. Did you know that Barbarossa himself attacked Mahón in the 16th century? Discover this and other stories on this free tour visiting the main monuments of Mahón!

Going through the most picturesque streets and squares, we will arrive at the Quintana Gran , and we will learn the history of the famous cheese with the same name. Afterwards we will discover the area of the old market and the Plaza Vieja , still a special place for locals. We will learn the funniest Menorcan words imported from English!

Sash windows, boínders-style balconies with closed glass and other characteristic details of British architecture that we will discover on Calle de Hannover. The postcard that draws this street will take us back to the most British era! Its name is due to the reigning German dynasty in Great Britain during that period.

Did you know that the 'pomada', the typical Menorcan drink, is made with Gin Xoriguer? A gin that has been made since the 18th century because the English in their time were unable to find their most precious concoction on the island. Menorcan entrepreneurs opened the door to one of the most traditional elaborations of Menorca.

Itinerary and stops included in the tour:

  • S'Esplanada Square
  • The Quarters
  • City hall
  • Main of the Guard
  • Quintana Gran
  • old market
  • old square

Do not miss this historic and fun visit that will make us travel back in time and where we will discover the vestiges of the English presence in Mahón. Our tour is designed to spend a unique experience.

Show more
  • Meeting point:
    Pl. de s'Esplanada, 07703 Maó, Illes ...
    Pl. de s'Esplanada, 07703 Maó, Illes Balears, Spain
    View on map

    We will be right in the middle of the square with a BLACK umbrella

How much does this tour cost?

Free tours do not have a set price, instead, each person gives the guru at the end of the tour the amount that he or she considers appropriate (these usually range from €10 to $50 depending on satisfaction with the tour).

Tour opinions

32 ratings
By category
5 stars
4 stars
3 stars
2 stars
1 star
Ana López 13 Oct 2022

Verified booking
Travelled in couple - Sep 2022
Víctor fue nuestro guía y nos encantó!! Se nota su entusiasmo, y encima con humor. Te da muchísima información (solo eché en falta la historia de Lazareto, que me parece súper interesante :-)) Recomendado 100%. Gracias!
Ian 06 Oct 2022
Cànoves i Samalús

Verified booking
Travelled in couple - Oct 2022
A mi pareja y a mí, nos encantó el freetour. El guía tenía un humor como el nuestro, y sus explicaciones fueron muy buenas.
Ferran 01 Oct 2022

Verified booking
Travelled in group - Sep 2022
Freetour muy interesante de la bonita ciudad de Mahón, Víctor no explicó mucha historia de Menorca y de esta ciudad, si vais a Menorca no os lo podéis perder
Ana 24 Sep 2022

Verified booking
Travelled in couple - Sep 2022
Simpático, entretenido, ameno y un recorrido muy completo y con explicaciones y anécdotas interesantes. Recomendable cien por cien, no os arrepentiréis ☺️
RAMONA 23 Sep 2022

Verified booking
Travelled in group - Sep 2022
Show 32 reviews

Who is this tour for?

Non suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Accepts reservations up to 100 people.
Suitable for carrying pets.

What should you know?

Minimum of attendees
A minimum of 5 people is required for the tour.
Additional costs:
The tour does not require the payment of entrance fees or additional expenses.
Free cancellation
If you will not be able to attend the tour, please cancel your booking, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.