Every week Mallorca is host to a large number of markets. To guide you through them, we have listed three of these markets, each one different from the other. This way you can choose the one that suits you the best. Are you ready for a relaxed rural market, a colourful flea market or the largest market on the island? Just take your pick, or why not pick all three?
Sineu – Wednesday 7-14 – Farmers Market
On Wednesdays a traditional farmers market is held in the village of Sineu. This is the oldest market on the island. It was founded by King Jaime III in 1306. But the historic tradition is not the only thing that makes this market special. In addition to vegetables, fruits, flowers, farm machinery, tools and clothing, this is the only market on the island with permission to exhibit and sell animals. The most important domestic races of the Balearic Islands can be found in a specially designed warehouse at the Plaça de Mercat.
This market is one of the most popular on the island, so here we recommend you arrive early to avoid the worst congestion. The atmosphere is very joyful, and even if you are not looking to buy a goat or a pig chances are high that you might find something else, whether it be oranges, tomatoes or perhaps a pair of handmade leather sandals.
Son Fuster – Saturdays 8-14 – Flea Market
Son Fuster is a major industrial area on the outskirts of Palma. Here you can every Saturday to find a relatively large flea market.
Here you can find basically anything, but of course it varies from time to time. On site there is always someone selling food of some kind, so packed lunch is only a necessity if you are a bit picky.
You can find textiles, clothing, home accessories, furniture, flowers, shoes, old books.. Yes, anything is possible! Even if you are not looking for anything special it’s very interesting to stroll around and look at all the strange things that people are trying to sell.
Inca – Thursdays 8-14 – Majorcas largest market
Every Thursday Majorca’s largest market is held in the town of Inca. The market extends through almost the entire city center, and offers many different products – vegetables, fruit, pastries, nuts, candy, clothes, and above all leather products. Inca is well known for its fine leather goods, so if you are in search of a really nice bag, a belt, shoes or a fancy briefcase so it is strongly recommended that you visit this market.
The easiest way to get here is by train which runs from Plaza España, in Palma. The stop the train makes in Inca leaves you just a short walk from where the market begins.
Make sure to eat some “bunyols”: Freshly fried with melting sugar sprinkled over them – So good! There is always at least one person who is making and selling bunyols, and take the opportunity to buy as soon as you see them (you DON’T want to miss out on this!).