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Palma Guide – The Best Markets in Mallorca

Local markets are a fantastic starting point to get to know the true character of a destination. It gives you a chance to meet local vendors, local produce, local culture, local craftmanship, just local everything. Already on Mallorca or about to make your way to the heart of the Med? Well, get your shopping bags ready and brace yourselves for an adventure filled with authentic flavours and unique treasures. Let us give you a glimpse into some of our go-to choices for the best markets on Mallorca.

Mercat de l’Olivar

Before we get into the more authentic-feel markets we want to introduce you to the most practical option first. Right in the centre of Palma, near Plaça d’Espanya you will find the indoor market: Mercat de l’Olivar. With a covered car park, very close access to all public transports and its indoor facility it is perfectly suited for rainy days. A true foodie’s paradise, offering an array of fresh produce, cheese, meats, several tapas bars and an additional fish market connected to the building. As you meander through the maze of vendors, don’t be surprised if you find yourself indulging in some impromptu taste-testing, after all, how can one resist the allure of Spanish olives or the aroma of freshly baked bread?

Palma Guide - The Best Markets in Mallorca Mercat de l'Olivar créditos ABC Mallorca

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Weekly Market in Sineu

For those seeking a more authentic experience, feel free to head to the weekly market in Sineu. With roots dating all the way back to 1306, this charismatic town converts to the meeting point of the island for locals and visitors alike to gather around on every Wednesday morning. Goods such as local crafts, farm-fresh fruits and vegetables as well as clothes commonly make it to the trading tables for people to browse. The market stands out though as one of the few agricultural and livestock markets on Mallorca. Anyhow, be sure to arrive hungry because the scent of traditional Majorcan delicacies is bound to ignite your cravings.

Palma Guide - The Best Markets in Mallorca Sineu Market

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Mercat de Santanyí

While we’re at it, we would like to urge you to add a trip to the infamous Mercat de Santanyí to your Mallorca checklist. Located right in the centre of this picturesque town, it is a treasure trove of artisanal delights and arguably or top choice in the southern area. From handmade jewellery and ceramics to organic skincare products and gourmet treats, we are sure you will be able to find the right gift to commemorate your trip. Lastly, we would like to remind you not to miss out on sampling some of the local specialities like sobrassada and ensaimada, true flavours of Mallorca.

Palma Guide - The Best Markets in Mallorca Santanyi Market

Pic by Juan Luis G

Pollensa Market

Located right in the historic town square, this market is a true gem of Mallorca. Every Sunday, between 8am and 1:30pm, more than 300 stalls set up their station, eager to trade their very own goods. From fresh produce to handmade crafts, the Pollensa Market offers a delightful mix of traditional and contemporary products. As you navigate through the plethora of colourful stalls, you’ll notice how the smell of fragrant herbs and sizzling chorizo fills the air with mouth-watering aromas. For our charcuterie board aficionados, there is a tempting selection of the region’s finest cheeses and wines. With a beautiful setting and lively atmosphere, the Pollensa Market might just be our favourite pick.

Mercat Municipal de Inca

As the island’s largest market, Inca draws crowds from far and wide every Thursday, transforming the town into a loud and vivid fair. While typically, the abundance of handcrafted leather goods take the main stage on the market, it is not just a haven for artisanal craftsmanship but also a trading place for jewellery, trainers, kitchenware, skin care, plants and fresh produce. Street performers entertain the crowds, while the aroma of freshly brewed coffee fills the air. For all kinds of experiences, a visit to Inca Market promises unforgettable memories that will leave you longing to return.

Palma Guide - The Best Markets in Mallorca Mercat Municipal d'Inca

Pic by Jose Hevia

Submit yourself to the Shopping Fever

As you wander through these vibrant markets, take a moment to be present and soak in the sights, sounds, and flavours of Mallorca. Whether you’re searching for the perfect gift or simply looking to immerse yourself in the local culture, these markets offer a taste of authentic island life that you won’t soon forget. So grab your shopping list and start browsing.


Featured pic by Jose Hevia – Jose Jaime Sicilia