In Mallorca, the local traditions are still very much appreciated, especially in the food and handicraft markets. The growing interest in healthy food and zero-kilometer products has provoked people to return to the traditional local markets.
Every week there is a gathering in different parts of the island where local people come together to sell their local products and handicrafts. The traditional markets are located in the main square of the locality, and some are spread throughout the streets of the center.
Visiting one of these markets is a really fun and interesting activity. It will allow you to learn first hand the traditions of the place and its star products. It will also allow you to have direct contact with the local people, which is great for discovering curious facts and picking up tips.
So if you want to have a really authentic experience and fully immerse yourself in Mallorca’s culture, you can’t miss these 7 markets!
P.S.: At the end of the post, I have included a calendar with the main markets in Mallorca.
1. Inca Market
The Inca market is one of the largest markets in Mallorca, especially well-known for its leather goods and exclusive local footwear.
In this open-air event, you will find many traditional products spread over 100 stalls. In addition to bags, shoes, and leather jackets, you will also find a wide variety of fresh products and food, as well as pots and homemade soaps.
The craft stalls are often very good and offer wooden items, baskets, olive oil, and delicious delicacies.
At first glance, it may seem that you are surrounded by trinkets, but I recommend you to go through the stalls quietly because you will be surprised by the quality products you can find.
The best time to visit this market is early in the morning, so you can access the best deals and avoid the large crowds.
The Inca is one of the most popular and well-known markets in Mallorca by locals and tourists alike, so you can’t miss it!
Address: Carrer de la Pau, 0, 07300 Inca.
Opening hours: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday from 8am to 2.30pm; Wednesday and Friday, from 8am to 8pm. Closed on Sundays.
2. Sineu Market
The market of Sineu stands out as one of the most traditional markets in Mallorca, which has been selling products since the beginning of the 14th century.
Every Wednesday between 8am and 1.30pm, Sineu becomes a meeting point for local farmers and landowners.
You will find stalls selling fresh fruits, plants, and flowers, as well as clothing and jewelry. Occasionally, you may even find animals such as chickens, lambs, goats, and donkeys for sale!
The market’s core is in the Plaza Des Fossar, and the stalls are scattered throughout the surrounding streets. Suppose you are interested in discovering more about rural Mallorcan life and want to closely examine local agriculture. In that case, this market is definitely worth a visit.
In the market of Sineu, you will find everything! So I recommend you include it in your agenda.
Address: Es Fossar, 160, 07510 Sineu.
Opening hours: Wednesdays from 8am to 1.30pm.
3. Pollença Market
The Pollença market is a popular event that takes place every Sunday between 8am and 1.30pm, with numerous stalls offering local merchandise of all kinds.
Located in the Plaza Mayor in the town of Pollença and among the more than 300 stalls, you will find a wide range of products, from handmade ceramics and exclusive works of art to handmade clothing and jewelry.
This market is very picturesque and charming, so I recommend that you visit it quietly while strolling through the beautiful streets of Pollença. You can also order a delicious cappuccino in one of its nice cafes.
Be sure to go to the market early in the morning as the number of people increases as the day goes on, and it can be a drag as the streets are a bit narrow.
If you are looking to take home a nice souvenir of Mallorca or a special gift with a Mallorcan touch, Pollença market is the ideal place!
Address: Miquel Capllonch Square,07460 Pollença.
Opening hours: Sundays, from 8am to 1.30pm. Closed from Monday to Saturday.
4. Artà Market
This market is very popular among residents and tourists. It takes place every Tuesday from 9am to 2pm in the center of the town of Artà. More specifically, in the pedestrian street Ciutat, in the Plaza del Conqueridor, and some adjacent streets.
This is another of the island’s most visited markets, along with the others mentioned above, receiving thousands of visitors every week.
Here you will find various food products, handicrafts, and textiles. In the covered area next to the Plaza del Conqueridor are exposed fruits and vegetables.
Among the traditional artisan foods, you can find delicious “sobrasada,” cheese, oil, and wine. You can also buy ceramic products, wooden and decorative articles, and gift items.
Address: Plaza del Conqueridor, Artà.
Opening hours: Every Tuesday from 9am to 2pm.
5. Santanyí Market
The market of Santanayí is one of the most outstanding in the homonymous town. It is held every Wednesday and Saturday from 9am to 2pm.
Together with the markets of Inca, Alcudia, Pollença, Artá, and Sineu, it is one of the most visited on the island. During the spring and summer seasons, it offers a greater quantity of international articles.
Visitors and residents from different areas of Mallorca come to Sanayí to visit this unique market. Here you will find numerous stalls with various items, from food to clothing and handicrafts. The best thing is that each one of the products is elaborated in the zone.
As it is one of the most visited markets on the island, I recommend you go early if you want to avoid crowds.
Address: Plaça Major, 26, 24, 07650 Santanyí.
Opening hours: Saturdays and Wednesdays, from 9am to 2pm.
6. Soller Market
The Soller market takes place on Saturdays from 9am to 2pm in the center of the town.
The main square and side streets are filled with colorful stalls and shoppers selling handicrafts, clothes, baskets, flowers and local products from the Soller Valley.
The fruit and vegetable stalls are located in the Plaza des Mercat and in the covered area next to the square with its butcher’s and fishmonger’s stalls, among others.
The atmosphere of the Soller market is international, with a significant influx of foreigners.
After touring the market, I recommend you take the time to see Soller. A town located in the heart of the impressive Tramuntana mountain range, it is undoubtedly a wonderful place to visit. Also, take the opportunity to hop on the electric streetcar and visit the beautiful Port of Soller and its wide bay.
Address: Plaza de Sa Constitució, Soller.
Opening hours: Saturdays from 9am to 2pm.
7. Alcúdia Market
The Alcúdia market is held every Tuesday and Sunday from 8am to 1.30pm in the Paseo Mare de Déu de la Victòria and surroundings.
Here you will find many points of sale with a varied proposal in food products such as fruit and vegetables, artisan products of the land such as cheese, oil, olives, and textile articles.
During the summer months, the Alcudia market becomes one of the largest markets in Mallorca, occupying a large part of the historic center of the town. However, the market is reduced in winter, and only a few stalls are open.
During the high season in Mallorca, the market of Alcudia receives a large influx of visitors, enjoying a festive and international atmosphere.
Address: Paseo Mare de Déu de la Victòria, Alcudia.
Opening hours: Sundays from 8am to 1.30pm.
8. Rastro de Consell
El Rastro de Consell is a famous flea market where you will find all kinds of second-hand items and a lot of antiques.
Hundreds of people come to this market to browse through the countless objects on display in search of a special and unique item.
Its stalls offer a wide variety of offerings, including clothing, furniture, jewelry, books, paintings, vinyl records, toys, and decorative items. When you see it, you will be amazed at the endless number of things in front of you!
Be sure to go early and spend time at each stall, as you can find authentic relics.
The market also has food stalls with Mallorcan products such as empanadas, the famous “cocas,” as well as grilled meat, local wines, and beer.
Address: Carrer Antonio Barceló García de Paredes, 2, 07330 Consell.
Opening hours: Sundays, from 8am to 2pm. Closed from Monday to Saturday.
9. Santa María del Camí Market
The market in Santa Maria del Camino is held every Sunday from 9am to 2pm in the Plaça Nova.
During the week, it is a quiet, typical Mallorcan place where you see retirees playing cards in the bars and enjoying an aperitif in the sun. However, the atmosphere completely changes when Sunday arrives, becoming very crowded.
The town fills up with vendors selling fruit, vegetables, flowers, and even animals, attracting a lot of shoppers from the surrounding area, both locals and tourists.
The Santa Maria market is especially recommended for those looking for organic produce and wine. But you will also find a wide variety of handicrafts and textiles.
You will find that each vendor offers something special, so I recommend going early to the gourmet stalls, as they tend to get crowded.
I recommend you visit the gourmet stall La Manchega, where you will find a great selection of the best cheeses and sausages.
Address: Plaça Nova, 07320 Santa Maria del Camí.
Opening hours: Sundays, from 8am to 2pm. Closed from Monday to Saturday.
Although in this post, I have shared with you the most popular markets in Mallorca and my favorites; on the island, you will find a lot of local markets.
If you come with plenty of time and want to explore all of them, here’s a calendar with all the markets in Mallorca from Monday to Sunday so you won’t miss any of them!
P.S.: The ones in bold are the ones I recommended in the post.
|Monday||Caimari, Calvia, Lloret, Manacor, Montuiri.|
|Tuesday||Alcudia, Artà, Campanet, Llubí, Porreres, Santa Margalida.|
|Wednesday||Andratx, Bunyola, Capdepera, Colónia de Sant Jordi, Llucmajor, Marratxí, Petra, Port de Pollença, Santanyí, Selva, Sencelles, Sineu, Villafranca de Bonany.|
|Thursday||S’Arenal, Ariany , Campos, Consell, Inca, Ses Salines, Sant Joan, Sant Llorenç, Deià.|
|Friday||Algaida, Binissalem, Can Picafort, Llucmajor, María de la Salut, Son Servera.|
|Saturday||Búger, Bunyola, Campos, Cala Ratjada, Costix, Esporles, Lloseta, Santa Margalida, Santanyí, Soller, Alaró, Palma, Santa Eugenia.|
|Sunday||Alcudia, Felantix, Inca, Muro, Sa Pobla, Pollença, Porto Cristo, Sta. María del Camí, Valldemosa, Consell.|
As you can see, Mallorca is full of local markets everywhere. And not only food, but you can also find many handmade products to take home as souvenirs.
Remember that if you visit Mallorca on a budget, buying food in one of the island’s markets is the perfect option to save money and eat healthy.
In this post, we give you some tips for visiting Mallorca and saving as much as possible:
Visit Mallorca on a Budget: 7 Money-Saving Tips on 2023
Ah! And if you want to know the best way to get to each of the markets, I recommend you check Google Maps and see which is the fastest way. Still, take a look at our post about the different options to move around the island:
How to Get Around Mallorca: 8 Tips I wish Someone Told Me