A guide to the best markets in Majorca

Majorca is packed to the gills with local markets, as almost every town across the island holds at least one throughout the week, and sometimes many more – we’re talking about you, Palma.

They’re a fantastic way to steep yourself in Majorcan culture, seeing the local sights – as many of the markets are held in main squares – and meeting the faces behind the products. A lot of the island’s markets have been around for hundreds of years, bringing fresh produce to Majorca’s inhabitants, and now to tourists everywhere. When wandering through the maze of stalls, you can expect to see handmade crafts, leather goods, clothing, jewellery, fruits and veggies and much, much more. The markets are often very busy in the afternoon, so getting there early and enjoying the cool, morning weather is usually a good idea.

Though Majorca might seem like a sizeable place, the markets are often easily reachable by tour or train, so day trips out to these local hotspots are no sweat. To get you started, here’s a guide to some of the top Majorca markets.

Alcudia Market

When – Tuesday and Sunday

Time – 9am to 2pm

This popular market offers visitors a great way to visit Alcudia‘s vibrant old town while supporting the area’s local farmers. The market is located along the old town walls, sometimes trickling inward if there are enough stalls.

It’s broken into two sections – one for farmers selling local produce and the other for just about everything else, including handmade wares, handbags, shoes and football shirts. In the evening, a nightly craft market takes to Port d’Alcudia along the promenade, beginning around dusk.

Inca Market

When – Thursday

Time – 9am to 2pm

As Inca is known for its production of leather, you can look forward to seeing quality leather goods at this local market. Inca is easily the largest and most diverse market in Majorca, and has been around since the 13th century.

Its stalls are often filled with leather jackets, bags and shoes, as well as clothing, jewellery, flowers and soaps. The traders here love to haggle, so if you want a good price, you should be prepared to barter.

Puerto Pollensa Market

When – Wednesday

Time – 9am to 1pm, many stalls remain open until 2pm in the summer

Held in the town’s main square, the market at Puerto Pollensa is a staple on the island of Majorca. The stalls here feature flowers, local produce like fruits, veggies and olives, plus leather goods and jewellery. There’s also an additional market in the old town on Sundays, which is a top spot for grabbing gifts and souvenirs.

Mercat Artesanal, Palma

When – Daily during the summer, Friday and Saturday in January and February

Time – 10am to 2pm

Located in Palma’s busy Placa Major, the Mercat Artesanal is one the island’s top spots for grabbing craft goods local to Majorca. Artists set up shop here and sell handmade wares like jewellery, leather goods, pottery and graphic art. Buskers keep the atmosphere upbeat with live music, while nearby open-air cafes are available to pause for a drink after browsing in the sun.

Santa Maria del Cami Market

When – Sunday

Time – 8am to 2pm

Santa Maria del Cami is a countryside town whose slower style of living and stone townhouses show a picture of real, rural Majorca. The market here attracts visitors and locals alike, whose stalls are held in the town’s main square, featuring produce and meats, clothing and local crafts.

Sineu Market

When – Wednesday

Time – 8am to afternoon

Located almost directly in the middle of Majorca and only a 20-minute drive from resorts like C’an Picafort and Puerto Pollensa, Sineu is a traditional Majorcan agricultural town, whose market has been around since the 14th century.

Life in Sineu virtually stops on market day, as everyone flocks to the main square for local stalls and an animal market. Here you can expect to find everything from handmade wares to produce, leather goods and, if your suitcase is big enough, live piglets and other livestock. There are also street musicians performing along the historic avenues, plus food vendors dishing up traditional Majorcan treats.

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