Shopping in Ciutadella is all about diversity. Whether at the twice weekly market or browsing the unique and individual little shops and boutiques tucked in and around the old quarter. Locally produced goods, especially the Menorcan 'abarcas' and costume jewellery are the best buys and local tradespeople offer a diverse range of these items. The streets around the old city walls are transformed into craft markets in the summer evenings, where local artisans sell their goods and these markets are often accompanied by street entertainment that adds to the atmosphere.
One of the busiest points in Ciutadella in the 'Mercat de Peix' fish market in the Placa de la Libertat that sells a huge variety of locally caught fish and sea food in a charming building decorated with green and white tiles. It originally dates back to 1895 and although it has been remodelled various times, it is one of the regions few remaining examples of 19th century cast iron architecture. Fresh, locally produced meat, cheese and sausages can be bought from stands in the vaulted areas around the fish market as well as fruit and vegetables grown in the island's orchards and market gardens.