Category: Market

Category: Market

Inca Market

Inca Weekly Market

Inca Market – updated 28 September 2022

Inca is the third largest town in Mallorca and is located in the heart of the island. The town is famous for its leather products and the weekly Inca market, which takes place every Thursday and attracts visitors from far and wide.

Inca Market

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.

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.

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.

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.

Tours

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.

San Juan Mercado Gastronomico

San Juan Mercado Gastronomico

San Juan – updated 17 October 2022

San Juan Mercado Gastronomico (The San Juan Gastronomic Market) opened in June 2015 and has established itself as a favourite haunt for local foodies in Palma.

San Juan Mercado Gastronomico

Renovation

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.

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.

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 22 October 2022

Mercat de Santa Catalina (Santa Catalina Market) is 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.

Mercat Santa Catalina

Santa Catalina

Today, Santa Catalina is a culinary and social meeting place for people from all walks of life and is very popular with the yachting community, locals and also tourists.

Predating all other markets in Palma, Mercat de Santa Catalina is housed in a building built around 1920 and was divided into individual stalls in 1978. Other renovations included a new roof in 2000 and the addition of public toilets, a cold room and offices.

Fresh local produce

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.

Eat & taste

There are a few market bars at Mercat de Santa Catalina where you can eat and taste samples of the food for sale at one of the over 50 market stalls.

You’ll find a massive amount of produce for sale including freshly caught fish and seafood, top quality meat from local producers, prepared foods, hams & sausages, including Sobrassada, the island’s best-known cured meat, cheeses, local and seasonal vegetables and fruit, flowers, plants, pickled foods and olives, wine, tapas bars as well as bakery and pastry products, including the curly ensaimada, rectangular quartos or traditional cakes like those made in the local convents.

Opening times

The market is open from 08:00 hrs to around 14:00 hrs Monday through Saturday. 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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