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From: Silver Spirit Cruise Review

Port Mahon (5)

Port Mahon steps to upper city

After a late lunch, we left Silver Spirit and walked up the steps to Port Mahon's city center.


Shopping hours sign in Port Mahon

Downtown Mahon was almost creepily quiet, possibly because most of the government workers, store owners, and shop clerks had gone home for lunch.


Plaça Bastio in Port Mahon

Plaça Bastio playground

Old city gates in Maó

The Plaça Bastio and its playground were deserted, and there was hardly any traffic through the old city gates.


Neighborhood street in Port Mahon

In the neighborhoods of Maó (as the city's name is spelled locally), everyone seemed to be napping.


Cafe tables in downtown Maó

Even the city's café tables were deserted.


Fountain in Maó

Neither dog nor toddler splashed in the waters of this public fountain.


Burger King in Plaça d'espanya, Maó

The Burger King on the Plaça d'Espanya had a few customers, so it was apparent that not everyone had left town.


Pedestrian shopping district

As the afternoon wore on, a handful of other people appeared on the streets of downtown Mahon.


Two dogs in Port Mahon

We even saw two dogs, who were leading a pair of local residents--or possibly tourists--through Mahon's pedestrian zone.


Dog in Maó, Menorca

Another dog appeared, sniffing the pavement like a bloodhound searching for the missing populace.


Mercat in Maó

Mercat de Maó

The Mercat de Maó was closed (like so many of the other local businesses), but downstairs from the covered public market, a supermarket was open.


Moving sidewalks in Maó supermarket

The supermarket, which was located in the basement of the Mercat de Maó, had a pair of moving sidewalks for the convenience of customers with strollers or shopping carts. (We were impressed that the store was open, and that a customer was on the premises.)


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Introduction
Embarkation in Lisbon
Departure from Lisbon
Cádiz
Málaga and Alhambra
At sea (ship tour)
Palma de Mallorca
Port Mahon, Menorca
Alghero, Sardinia
Ajaccio, Corsica
Arrival in Monte Carlo

Also see:
Silver Spirit cruise review - Silversea Cruises