Summer is well and truly here and what better way to spend time than in the great outdoors? Menorca is a captivating island whose charms rise with the temperatures. With plenty of events and activities during the warm months, here at ARTIEM, we want you to experience the very best the island has to offer. That’s why we thought we’d share a snapshot of the island’s summer programme. Scroll down to find out more.
Es Claustre, terraza de conciertos in Menorca
El Carmen church and convent is the largest religious building in Mahón. This summer, its terrace is being transformed into a stage where you can enjoy a wide range of cultural activities en plein air. The Es Claustre, terraza de conciertos programme features an impressive line-up of live events.
From jazz, soul, pop, folk and classic to the theatre, dance and art, the diverse programme will tempt all tastes. The perfect way to soak up some culture with your friends and family in the most beautiful of settings.
Beyond the incredible live music performances and stunning backdrop, the festival promises some delicious food. Refectori is a bar and restaurant serving the island’s most iconic flavours.
At ARTIEM we love to support culture and to be the place of rest and inspiration for artists. Therefore, during the event, ARTIEM Capri is home to the Es Claustre participants.
A concert at Es Claustre | Source: Es Claustre
Artisan markets in Menorca
During the summer months, the island comes to life with street markets. With their stalls stocked with beautiful products made by artisans, these bustling markets are the perfect place to discover local goods. Check out the calendar of markets across Menorca here to make sure you don’t miss any: you never know what wonders you might find.
If you are fascinated by how artisanal products are made, you are in the right place. Every Friday from June to September, there is a cheese-making experience followed by a tour of the houses and museums in Binissuès. Starting at 11 am, you will learn everything there is to know about traditional Menorca cheese making techniques that date back over 100 years.
An incredible opportunity to taste the cheese and discover elegant townhouses and Museo de Ciencias Naturales de Menorca.
Artisan cheese from Menorca | Source: menorca.es
Menorca Brass 2021
Menorca Brass 2021 is back from 7 to 12 July. Now in its 9th edition, this Mercadal-based event features a programme of brass concerts and music classes. The festival was founded in 2013 to foster the island’s cultural scene. Now, the notes of the trumpet, French horn and trombone shine a spotlight on brass instruments while delighting audiences.
Menorca Brass combines music classes, masterclasses run by great musicians and a series of outdoor concerts. Check out the festival webpage to sign up to the class you’re interested in and get tickets for the live performances. This summer, immerse yourself in the world of brass.
Poster for the 9th edition of Menorca Brass | Source: Menorca Brass
Foodie tours in Menorca
Menorca will awaken your senses, particularly that of taste. The island’s gastronomy is simply extraordinary, and what better way to savour it than with an incredible foodie tour?
The island is famed for its diverse produce, ranging from Designation of Origin cheese to traditional sausages. To savour these traditional flavours, there are plenty of quality restaurants whose skillfully prepared menus promise a taste sensation.
The gastronomy of a destination speaks not only of its customs, but also of its culture, geography and history. And in Menorca all these elements come together in dishes that shine the spotlight on produce grown in the land and caught in the sea.
So what are you waiting for? Plan your holiday and book yourself in for a day (or two) of treating your palate. An experience recommended by FreshPeople.
Menorca Music Festival
Menorca is gearing up to enjoy music, gastronomy and artisanship at Menorca Music Festival. On the 6, 7 and 8 August, artists such as Arnau Griso, Nil Moliner, Dorian, Gigi McFarlane and Sofía Ellar will take to the stage to treat the audience to incredible live performances.
The sound of music will ring across the island thanks to this great event held in the most spectacular of backdrops. If you’ve been missing live concerts, this is the opportunity you’ve been waiting for. Pack your bags and get ready for a couple of days of pure enjoyment.
Sofía Ellar, one of the artists on the Menorca Music Festival line-up | Source: Sofía Ellar official webpage
Menorca Film Festival
Running from the 13 to the 17 July, Menorca Film Festival is one not to miss. The themes of social justice and sustainability define the programme. The festival divides the films into a number of categories. The Illes en Curt and Balears en Curt categories will be judged by some well-known names in the industry while the young category, Talent Jove, will be judged by the audience.
The programme has got something for everyone. There are plenty of events and activities on the line-up, as well as screenings of the short films entering the competition. And as if that weren’t enough, there will be live music and delicious food. Families are also catered for with Som Família, which includes the performance of No Som 3 and screenings of short films.
At ARTIEM, we are committed to supporting local art and culture and that’s why our hotel ARTIEM Capri is home to the participants during the festival.
If you love film, this is the event for you.
Poster for Menorca Film Festival 2021 | Source: Institut de la Joventut de Menorca
And all this is just the beginning. This summer, Menorca has got countless activities and events lined up that you won’t want to miss.
Discover Menorca and its remarkable beaches, traditions and events with a stay at one of our hotels - ARTIEM Capri, ARTIEM Carlos, ARTIEM Audax - or ARTIEM apartments. Equipped with everything you need and more, our accommodation will envelop you in a world of comfort to give you a holiday of a lifetime. And not to mention, we will give you all the information you need about what’s going on. This summer is going to be a great one.