Take a stroll down one of the many charming cobbled streets of one of Majorca’s stunning towns on market day and discover a whole new world of magic. The markets in Majorca are an incredible way to gain an insight into the culture and day-to-day lives of those that live on the island, with a vast number of stalls appearing every day of the week around the various picturesque towns. And whatever you would like to buy, they probably sell it with a huge wealth of items available to buy… Flowers, fruit and vegetables, cheeses, meats, crafts, accessories, jewellery, clothes and much more! At Gran Isla Hotels, we have provided you with a list of some of the best markets on the islands that are easily accessible from the delightful coastal towns of Palmanova and Santa Ponsa so that you venture on an escape of discovery one morning during your family holiday in the Balearic Islands.
Santa Catalina Market
We start in Palma, the capital of Majorca. Santa Catalina is a district of the city that boasts an array of delightful and delicious restaurants complimented by a lively nightlife. Which comes as no surprise that the Santa Catalina Market emerges as a fantastic gastronomic place to discover a plethora of local produce. You can find fresh seafood, fruit and vegetables, meats, cheeses and other culinary delicacies from the Balearic Islands. The Market also features a number of stalls serving food including sushi bars, a tapas bar, a rotisserie and other dishes to takeaway. Open all week excluding Sundays between 07:00 and 17:00.
Mercat de l’Olivar
On a day exploring the beautiful city of Palma, the Mercat de l’Olivar emerges as a fantastic insight into the lives of the local people. This vast central market is located in between the two main squares, Plaza de España and Plaza Mayor, and is a true treat for the senses. The market boasts a host of stalls that are filled with fresh fruits, seasonal vegetables, buckets of olives, whilst high quality meats and cheeses are also on offer. A separate adjacent building is home to a wealth of hugely impressive fish stalls. The market features a number of tapas bars to indulge on the local flavours. Open Monday to Thursday from 07:00 until 14:30, and Saturdays from 07:00 till 15:00.
Son Bugadelles Market
The Son Bugadelles Market takes place in the beautiful beach town of Santa Ponsa, home to three of the Gran Isla Hotels. Every Saturday morning between the hours of 08:00 and 13:00, the unique market pops up which specialises in antiques and second-hand goods. Everything from vintage clothes to furniture and artwork. Explore the picturesque streets of this charming Mediterranean town in search of a bargain or a souvenir during your family holiday in Majorca.
Santa Maria Market
Every Sunday from 7am until 2pm, a vast market takes place in the picturesque town of Santa María del Camí. The town, which is also famed for its wine, is central to the island and can be easily reached on the train from Palma. The market itself is typical of the village markets that pop up around the island every Sunday, but the size and quality of the Santa Maria market makes it one of the most impressive to visit, held in the town’s main square next to its iconic church with a blue tiled roof. The stalls themselves sell everything from fresh produce farmed in the local surroundings to clothes, jewellery and crafts. Perfect for a souvenir from your unforgettable family holiday in Majorca.
La Lonja Night Market
Browse from stall to stall and discover a wealth of handmade, craft and artisan goods in one of the most charming areas of Palma. Just outside of La Lonja, a 14th century trade market of gothic design, market stands light up the streets filled with a multitude of cultural products and jewellery which emerge as a fantastic option for a little holiday souvenir. The area is also home to a number of sublime restaurants, so why not go for a delicious meal in the city followed by a stroll through La Lonja Market. Open Thursday to Sunday from 19:00 to 00:30.
Over 200 stalls line the streets of Andratx every Wednesday from 08:00 to 14:00 to offer locals and tourists almost everything imaginable. Discover fantastic range of food, jewellery, accessories and clothes, flowers, craft goods and local Mallorcan products, amongst others. This pretty market that takes place in the gorgeous town of Andratx in the West of Majorca and can be reached via the 102 bus available from both Palmanova and Santa Ponsa.
What better way to discover parts of the island that perhaps you would not have seen whilst helping yourself to some retail therapy? The markets provide a selection of charming and cultural insight into the lives of the local Mediterranean people, right on the doorstep of our hotels in Santa Ponsa and Palmanova. The markets could the perfect complement to your all-inclusive family holiday with one of our comfortable and modern apartments in the Southwest of Majorca.
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