Category: Market

Category: Market

Inca Market

Inca Weekly Market

Inca Market – updated 24 January 2023.

Inca Market in Majorca is one of the island's most popular and vibrant destinations for shopping and cultural exploration. The market, which takes place every Thursday in the charming town of Inca, is a true feast for the senses, with a wide variety of local vendors selling everything from traditional handcrafted goods to delicious food and drink. Whether you're looking for souvenirs to bring back home or just want to soak up the lively atmosphere, the Inca Market is a must-visit for anyone visiting Majorca. So come and explore the colourful stalls, haggle with the friendly vendors and discover the rich culture of this beautiful island.

Inca Market


Inca is the third largest town in Mallorca and is located in the heart of the island. Inca is known for its rich history, beautiful architecture, and charming streets lined with shops and restaurants. The town is particularly famous for its leather goods, with many workshops and factories producing high-quality leather products. Visitors can also explore the town's many churches and museums, or simply stroll through the picturesque streets and soak up the relaxed atmosphere.

Inca is mostly a residential town, full of native Mallorcans living alongside a small expat community and has excellent public transport links with the rest of the island.

You will find Inca on the main road from Palma to Alcúdia if you are driving. By train, there are direct connections from Palma, Sa Pobla and Manacor.

Quely biscuits & Ensaimada

They say that the best way to get to know the island is through its traditions and local products, if that’s the case then Inca is all about the market, leather, wine, Quely biscuits and some of the best Ensaimada on the island.

Inca Market

Leather Factory Store

A combined visit to Inca market and the old Leather Factory store is recommended to make the most of your visit inland.


The brand 'Camper' famous for footwear began life in Inca and you can visit the Camper Outlet Village and Factory when you are there. You’ll find lots of bargains in a wide range of styles for men, women and children.

Inca Market

Colourful & vibrant

The market is the biggest open-air market in Mallorca and is held on the streets in the town centre from 8am to 1pm. It’s a colourful, vibrant and lively experience with hundreds of stalls and to make the most of it, you should put aside a few hours of your time.

Local crafts

There’s an abundance of leather goods for sale ranging from jackets to bags to shoes; however, there is also a wide variety of other products for sale such as local crafts, textiles and fruit & vegetables.

Don't forget to haggle

Prices on the stalls are set; however, the traders love to haggle, there’s some great deals to be made especially if you get there early in the morning.

Day trip

Whether you're looking for a day trip or planning to stay longer, Inca is a must-visit destination for anyone visiting Majorca. Come and discover the rich culture and history of this beautiful town, and experience the true essence of the island.


Inca Market Mallorca Half Day Tour

Don’t waste valuable time navigating public transport to get to Inca for market day; instead, travel there comfortably in an air-conditioned vehicle and combine souvenir shopping and culture during this half-day, hassle-free excursion. In Inca, the Mallorcan town known for leather products, wine, and the island’s biggest open-air market, take part in a tapas, wine, and liquor tasting, before enjoying free time to roam the stalls.

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San Juan Mercado Gastronomico

San Juan Mercado Gastronomico

San Juan – updated 14 February 2023.

San Juan Mercado Gastronomico in Palma, Majorca is a food lover’s paradise. Located in the heart of the city, this indoor market offers a wide variety of fresh produce, meats, seafood, and artisanal products.

The market is housed in a beautiful historic building that has been carefully restored to preserve its original architecture. Inside, visitors will find a bustling atmosphere with vendors offering their wares and eager customers sampling the delicious food.

San Juan Mercado Gastronomico


The market is located within the S’Escorxador cultural centre in a space which was once the city’s abattoir. The coral pink Modernista building has been renovated at a cost of £2m and is now an impressive home for this gastronomic social and cultural hub.

365 days per year

Within the market, which is open 365 days per year, you’ll find around 20 food stalls, a bar, café, terrace and bistro tables providing the space to sit down and eat what you have purchased. From traditional Spanish tapas to international cuisine, there is something for everyone at San Juan Mercado Gastronomico. Some of the standout stalls include a gourmet burger joint, an oyster bar, and a sushi restaurant.

In addition to the delicious food, the market also offers a selection of wines and craft beers. Visitors can enjoy a drink with their meal or take a bottle home to savour later.

The market is open every day, making it a great place to grab a quick lunch or enjoy a leisurely dinner. Prices are reasonable, and the portions are generous, so visitors can sample a variety of dishes without breaking the bank.

Gourmand’s dream

The main attraction at San Juan Mercado Gastronomico is the food. The market is an assault course of smells and temptations with some stalls serving dishes worthy of top-notch restaurants. The market is a gourmand’s dream selling Mallorcan and Spanish delights such as fideuá, acorn-fed jamón, silky croquetas and sobrassada in addition to many international products.

The concept for the market was copied from similar models in other European cities, such as Madrid, Barcelona, London, Berlin and Rotterdam.

The market is open every day of the week from 12 noon until midnight (weekdays) or from 12 noon to 4 pm (weekends).

Lounge Bar

San Juan Mercado Gastronomico has its own Lounge bar with a central cocktail area named ‘The One’ complete with direct access to the terrace area.

On the top floor of the market, you will find a multipurpose space called ‘Cooking4People’ which is used for many different culinary and gastronomical experiences such as show cooking, cooking classes and private events.

Overall, San Juan Mercado Gastronomico is a must-visit destination for anyone traveling to Palma, Majorca. With its lively atmosphere, delicious food, and commitment to quality, it’s a foodie’s dream come true.

Another market of note is Mercat de Santa Catalina, Palma’s oldest food market located in Santa Catalina, one of Palma’s most appealing areas and an uber-chic enclave with painted cottages, art nouveau town houses, designer boutiques, bars and music cafes.

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Mercat de Santa Catalina

Mercat de Santa Catalina

Mercat de Santa Catalina – updated 13 February 2023.

Mercat de Santa Catalina in Palma, Majorca, is a vibrant and lively market that is a must-visit destination for foodies and travellers looking for an authentic local experience. Located in the heart of the Santa Catalina neighbourhood, the market is one of the oldest and most traditional markets in the city.

Mercat Santa Catalina

Bustling marketplace

The market is a hub of activity and energy, with vendors selling a wide range of fresh produce, meats, seafood, cheeses, and other local delicacies. Visitors can wander through the market's aisles, taking in the sights, sounds, and smells of the bustling marketplace. The vendors are friendly and welcoming, and they are always happy to share their knowledge and expertise about the products they sell.

Fresh seafood

One of the most popular sections of the market is the fish market, where vendors sell an array of fresh seafood that has been caught off the coast of Majorca. Visitors can see the fish being cleaned and prepared, and they can purchase everything from squid and octopus to shrimp and lobster. The seafood is of the highest quality, and it is a great opportunity for visitors to sample some of the local flavours of the island.

Mercat Santa Catalina

Beef, pork & lamb

Another highlight of the market is the meat section, where vendors sell a variety of cuts of beef, pork, and lamb. Visitors can purchase everything from sausages and chorizo to cuts of meat that are ready to be cooked. The meat is fresh and flavourful, and it is a great way to experience the culinary traditions of Majorca.


In addition to fresh produce and meats, Mercat de Santa Catalina is also known for its local cheeses. Vendors sell a variety of cheeses that are made from cow's, sheep's, and goat's milk, and visitors can sample everything from creamy brie to tangy blue cheese.

A bite to eat

Mercat de Santa Catalina is also a great place to stop for a bite to eat. There are several small bars and cafes in the market that serve up traditional Spanish tapas and other local dishes. Visitors can enjoy a glass of local wine or beer and indulge in some of the market's delicious food offerings.

Opening times

The market is open every day except Sunday, and it is busiest in the mornings. The best time to visit is in the early morning, when the vendors are setting up and the market is just beginning to come to life. The market is an excellent opportunity to experience the local culture and cuisine of Majorca, and it is a must-visit destination for anyone visiting Palma. Saturday is the busiest day because locals have a tradition to remain at the market after they have finished shopping to enjoy drinks and tapas.

Focal point

It is not just a market selling seasonal, fresh and local produce. Santa Catalina market is a focal point for professional chefs, restaurateurs, passionate amateur cooks, gourmands and people looking for advice about food. The stall owners have a vast culinary knowledge and understanding about how to get the best from the products that they sell. If you care about the quality and provenance of the food that you eat, this is the ideal market to go to.

Saturday is the busiest day because locals have a tradition to remain at the market after they have finished shopping to enjoy drinks and tapas.

For further information, visit the market's website.

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