The markets or flea markets in Mallorca are an excellent way to know the island. In these places, you can know the culture and cuisine. They are an excellent opportunity to take home a souvenir of the Balearic island.
Every day from 9:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m, there are some markets, the Sunday market is the most important in Pollença. This market is visited by thousands of people from all over the island.
Some of the most important and prominent markets of the island are Santa María‘s market (on Sundays), Sineu’s market (on Wednesdays), and Inca’s market (on Thursdays).
In these markets, there are the most characteristic gastronomic products of the island, such as the typical Mallorcan “sobrasada” or the “butifarrón” (blood sausage). But there also markets, which offer handmade products such as bags, handmade necklaces or clothing.
In Palma de Mallorca, in the capital, is where there are most island markets.
“Mercadillos” or little Markets in Palma de Mallorca
- Plaza Mayor: Every Monday and Friday you can find this market in one of the most central and busy places in Palma de Mallorca: la Plaza Mayor. In this place, there are all type of artisans where you can buy at the best price any product that you are looking for. This market is open all year except for January and February.
- Can Pastilla: It opens on Tuesday and Thursday, and it is furthest from the city. It’s smaller than the other 20 market stalls. It is installed in the Plaza Pio IX and you can find food, clothes, and different handmade products.
- Pere Garau: It is installed three days per week: Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays. If you go on weekends, it would be crowded, so we recommend you if you are on a vacation, you must go during the week. It has approx. 200 market stalls, so it won’t be difficult if you don’t find what you are looking for.
- Santa Catalina: It opens on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays, and it is located in Palma de Mallorca. It is located in one of the most touristic areas (near the seafront, the port, and the Parque de la Feixina). It has like 12 market stalls, so it is easy to see.
- S’Arenal: El Arenal is one of the most tourist areas of the capital throughout the year. Therefore, there are many people that come to this market in S’Arenal on Wednesdays. Although it has 12 market stalls, you will find all kinds of items that you can take home as a souvenir or try some Mallorcan products.
- Coll d’en Rabassa: It is only 5 kilometers away from the center of the city of Palma and it is installed on Wednesdays in the Plaza de la Iglesia. It has 40 market stalls that have a wide variety of products. This market is not big or crowded.
- La Vileta: This is another market located to the north of Palma de Mallorca that is installed on Fridays. It is installed in the Plaza Tarent of the Son Serra-La Vileta area and you can find like 20 market stalls.
- Son Ferriol: You can find more markets in Palma de Mallorca on Saturdays, and the most popular market is Son Ferriol market. It is located in the Plaza Prevere Bartomeu, which is in the Son Ferriol area. It is one of the biggest markets, and it has approx. 85 market stalls.
- Baratillo: this is one of the biggest markets, and it has 245 market stalls. You will find it every Saturday in the Avinguda de Gabriel Alomar i Villalonga, which is one of the most touristic areas and it is well connected, and it’s the perfect place to go if you stay in the center of the capital.
Map of the “mercadillos” of Palma de Mallorca
But not only you can enjoy a day at a market in the capital. There are markets every day for all places on the island. You can go to one of these markets any day of the week in one municipality.
All “mercadillos” of the island during the 7 seven days of the week
Monday: Calvià, Lloret de Vistalegre, Manacor, Caimari, Montuïri.
Tuesday: Alcúdia, Artà, Campanet, Porreres, Santa Margalida.
Wednesday: Andratx, Capdepera, Felanitx, Petra, Port de Pollença, Santanyí, Selva, Sencelles, Sineu, Vilafranca de Bonany and Colònia de Sant Jordi (at noon).
Thursday: Ariany, Campos, S´Arenal, Consell, Inca, Pòrtol, Sant Llorenç de Cardassar, Ses Salines, Sant Joan, Lloseta and Deià.
Friday: Alaró, Algaida, Binissalem, Can Picafort, Llucmajor, Maria de la Salut, Pont d´Inca, Son Servera and Sa Cabaneta.
Saturday: Búger, Bunyola, Cala Rajada, Campos, Costitx, Esporles (firs Saturday of every month), Palma de Mallorca, Santanyí, Sóller, Santa Eugènia and Santa Margalida.
Sunday: Alcúdia, Consell (Flohmarkt), Felanitx, Llucmajor, Muro, Pollença , Porto Cristo, Santa Maria del Camí, Valldemossa and Sa Pobla.
It’s a long list of what we can do in the “mercadillos” of the island. That’s why in the next list we show you 4 of the most important ones of each day of the week in the island.
Market table during the week in Mallorca
The season of “mercadillos” are on all summer. Although there are different “mercadillos” celebrated through the whole year in the island, in this time of the year is where the island receives more visitors.
Depending on the date we can find open the gates of Port d’Alcúdia during the months of June to September. And before that, in may it can be enjoyed of the “mercadillos” of Calvia such as the ones in Peguera, Santa Ponca and the “Mercado artisanal de Palmanova y Magaluf”.
The sales of “mercadillos” arise in the summer. They open its gates, the market of “la Palomera” on august, the market of “ses Covetes” in campos and the market of “na Alcadesa” Arta.
All this “mercadillos” open starting 8:00 am, even though in Mallorca there is also nocturnal “mercadillos” in Capdepera, Consell and Felanitx.
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