Your guide to Markets in Mallorca
Intrigued about the famous markets in Mallorca? No wonder. They’re something quite special and characteristic in the Balearic Island, and we truly cannot think of a better way to get to know and understand it in its purest essence. There are numerous types of local food and flea markets in Mallorca. In fact, apart from the municipal markets or seasonal ones in the capital city of Palma, each little town and village also has its own (and they’re rather popular!).
Fresh fruits, seasonal vegetables, cheeses and charcuterie products from each village, typical sweet treats and pastries, local artisan crafts, high-quality olive oil, art, clothes, home décor… You can find all that and much more at these local markets, but above all, everything sourced is 100% Majorcan quality and is made with a great deal of love and care.
To be honest, it really doesn’t matter how many days you’re spending in Mallorca, but rather which ones. You canvisit a market in Mallorca practically any day of the week and during any season, so today we’re going to help you choose which ones to visit first. Keep your eyes peeled!
Markets in Mallorca: discover the most popular ones
Every Tuesday and Sunday, the magical town of Alcudia fills its cobbled streets and walled, historic centre with lively stalls and curious people perusing around. The Alcudia Market is certainly impressive, because not only does it offer marvellous fresh local products and high-quality artisan goods, but it does so in an idyllic environment and setting where one just cannot stop looking around in awe. It’s ideal to both explore, take in the culture, and stock up on some tasty foods and fancy gifts.
Remember not to forget your camera though. You’ll definitely want to snap those beautiful market stalls, traditional plazas, charming cobbled streets and its old, fortified walls.
Undoubtedly, Alcudia is one of the favourite destinations in Mallorca, so if you want tolearn a little more about it, we highly recommend reading this post on Alcudia Weather; and if you’re set on going for a holiday there, also read this other one on the best hotels in Alcudia.
Santa María del Camí Market
Sundays were made to visit the beautiful market of Santa María del Camí, a village veryclose to Palmathat still preserves its untouched Majorcan essence, and that has recently become even more popular among tourists. The market here is quite “big”, and combines the freshest food products (fruit, veg, local charcuterie products such as the “sobrassada” or “butifarrón” sausages, cheeses, etc.), with an entire flea market in which we can find handbags, leather goods, cheap clothes and other artisan products.
The best thing about the Santa María Market is that there are many stalls selling sweet treats and local “cocas” (traditional pastries), bars with terraces to relax while sipping on a coffee or local wine, flower shops, and even an entire market section dedicated to ecological products only.
As one would expect, you can expect a vast range of local, food, and flea markets in the city of Palma. One of the most famous ones is certainly the Mercat de l’Olivar, the municipal market open from Monday to Saturday in the Plaza del Olivar, where many locals do their weekly food shopping and enjoy a light snack. On the other hand, there are also many gastronomic markets where locals and tourists like to indulge in the best foodie treats, such as the famous Mercado Gastronómico San Juan or the more recent Mercat 1930 in the Paseo Marítimo of Palma.
The Inca Market is one of your best options to enjoy a bit of fun shopping on the island of Mallorca. Held every Thursday in the town of Inca, near Alcudia, it’s one of the biggest and most popular markets. There, you’ll find fresh fruit and vegetables, Mediterranean olives, flowers, original clothes, but above all, you’ll find a grand variety of leather goods and artisan products (the town is particularly renowned for these).
Visiting the traditional Sineu Market will guarantee you an unforgettable day and experience. It’s one of the oldest markets on the island (officially founded by the great Jaume II back in 1306) and so is perhaps one of the most authentic ones too. It opens up every Wednesday, and you’ll be able to find from fresh, locally-produced fruit and veg to even farm animals.
Village markets in Mallorca: choose your day
Monday: Cala Millor, Calvià, Llorito, Manacor, Caimari, Mancor de la Vall and Montuiri.
Tuesday: Alcúdia, Campanet, Santa Margalida, Portocolom, Porreres and Artá
Wednesday: Andratx, Selva, Capdepera, Deià, Llucmajor, Port de Pollença, Sa Rapita, Sencelles, Petra, Sineu, Vilafranca de Bonany and Bunyola.
Thursday: Campos,S'Arenal, Ariany, Banyalbufar, Ca'n Picafort, Consell, Inca, Portol, Port de Sóller, San Llorenç des Cardassar, Ses Salines, Sa Torre and Sant Joan.
Friday: Algaida, Binissalem, Ca'n Picafort, Llucmajor, Santa Maria de la Salut, Port d'Alcudia, Son Servera and Pont d'Inca.
Saturday: Alaró, Artá, Bunyola, Cala Ratjada, Campanet, Buger, Campos, Can Picafort, Lloseta, Manacor, Moscari, Esporles, Costitx, Portocolom, Santa Eugenia, Santa Margalida, Santa Ponsa, Santanyí and Sóller.
Sunday: Alcúdia, Llucmajor, Muro, Felanitx, Sa Pobla, Pollença, Porto Cristo, Santa Maria del Camí, Consell and Valldemossa.
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