Discover the island's most authentic side through the lovely markets in Mallorca.
Are you look for the best markets in Mallorca? One of the best ways of getting to know the most authentic Mallorca is by exploring its traditional markets. All week, from 9am until 2pm, diverse, charming towns bring their best fresh local produce and crafts out onto the street – an unforgettable scene.
From Monday to Sunday, each town puts its local, top quality produce on show. Fresh fruit and vegetables, leather bags, pasties, delicious Mallorcan cheeses…there are lots of weekly markets, but some of them simply cannot be missed. Even though there are markets across the island, including in the capital city of Palma, today we’re focusing on the more traditional town markets. In this guide, we’ll introduce you to 4 markets in Mallorca that you just have to visit.
Santa Maria Market
If you’re on holiday in Mallorca and happen to be around on a weekend, you can’t miss out on the traditional local market in Santa Maria, which takes place every Sunday. Lots of people take part in the most relaxing, family-friendly day of the week and it stands out especially for its picturesque, family-friendly environment.
Here you’ll find many local growers and small allotment owners who put up stalls to bring you the freshest seasonal produce: fruit, vegetables, olives, aromatic herbs…You’ll also find stalls with artisan cheeses, clothes and leather goods, and even wine cellars.
If that wasn’t enough one of the most attractive aspects of this market in Mallorca is that it has a specific area dedicated to organic produce, from flour, yoghurt and eggs to cereals. Also, you’ll almost always come across talented musicians and even masseuses who’ll sort you out with an excellent back massage. A wander around Santa María del Camí is a must!
The Sineu market is one of the oldest and most popular in Mallorca. It takes place every Wednesday and sells a huge variety of produce, including animals such as horses. It’s been going on since approximately 1306.
Many Mallorcans visit the famous market every week without fail, but it’s also one of the town’s biggest tourist attractions. A morning of shopping at this market is more than just recommended, and you’ll come across all kinds of vegetables, fruit, cheese, olive oil, farming tools, clothes for all tastes, fruit trees and even beautiful seasonal flowers. The more than 200 stalls are dotted throughout the town.
The market in Inca is one of the main markets in Mallorca, as well as being one of the biggest. It takes place every Thursday from 8am to 1pm and has almost 250 stalls around the town. from the train station, wandering along various little streets to the main square, the whole town is ready for the occasion.
You’ll find various stalls with plants and flowers, local crafts, traditional cocas and ensaimadas (traditional Mallorcan pastries) for when you get peckish, clothes, jewellery, fruit and vegetables, cured meats and cheeses to take home with you or back to the hotel. There are also many other stalls and small shops offering artisan homeware, footwear, all types of fabrics and leather goods.
On Tuesdays, Campanet is the leading town in terms of markets. It’s also one of the most popular in Mallorca. Here you’ll find exceptionally fresh fruit and vegetables, vibrantly coloured plants and flowers, clothes, footwear and of course, cured meats such as butifarrón (traditional spiced sausage) and delicious sobrassada (smoked sausage spread). All the local products are provided by the “pagessos” – the name given to all the local farmers in the Balearics – from Campanet or the surrounding area.
If you’re coming on holiday, you can’t miss out on the Campanet market, located to the north-west of the island. Remember, it takes place on Tuesdays (and sometimes on Saturdays), from 8am until 1pm in the Plaza Mayor. It’s one of the best markets in Mallorca! Take note: if you’ve got time, plan a full day exploring the market and a visit to the incredible Coves de Campanet.
Stay near the markets in Mallorca
Do you want to stay close to these charming towns during your holiday to Mallorca? Remember that the Agroturismo Monnàber Vell is located in the heart of Campanet, at the foot of the Serra de Tramuntana and just a stone’s throw away from the best activities and local markets. Luxury service, genuine Mallorcan atmosphere and close to all the must-see spots. Are you ready to visit the best markets in Mallorca?