Mallorca is a popular holiday destination for Germans. Experience the sun, beach and sea on your holiday, discover the wide range of landscapes and cultural sights, and last but not least, enjoy the culinary specialities and regional products. Freshfruit and vegetables, fish, pasta, high-quality olive oils and delicious wines are not only available for purchase in the capital Palma. These and a wide variety of other products can also be purchased at one of the many weekly markets that are held all over Mallorca. The opening hours of the individual markets vary, however. While you can shop at the famous market in Sineu every Wednesday, the weekly market in Es Pont d'Inca and the market in Arenal are only open on Thursdays. One of the most popular weekly markets in Mallorca is in Santa Maria del Cami. This market invites you to browse and dine every Sunday. An overview of the opening hours of the individual markets can help you plan your holiday. For example, it’s a good idea to make visiting a neighbouring market a part of a day trip, and to buy fresh food or some nice souvenirs while you’re there.
If you’ve already got plans for the weekend, there is the option to visit nearby markets on Fridays too. The small town of Binissalem is just a 15-minute drive from Alaro, near Inca. On Fridays from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm, you can buy fresh fruit and vegetables as well as a variety of plants and textiles here in the town centre. You can discover the rural town of Maria de la Salut by driving 7 kilometres further northeast from Sineu. There is also a weekly market here every Friday. Sights including a parish church from the 16th century can also be visited in Maria de la Salut. The village of Santa Margalida is also nearby. It is not only popular with tourists for the luxurious holiday home “Son Gil” but also for its own weekly market on Tuesdays and Saturdays.
In the centre of the island, about 20 kilometres from Palma, is the town of Alaro, where there is a delightful weekly market every Saturday morning with a wide variety of goods for sale. Just a short distance away, near Sineu, is Santa Maria del Cami, a popular day-trip destination for many tourists in Mallorca. The town of Sineu is always worth a visit. Here you will find, among other things, the church of Santa Maria del Sineu, an authentic sight and attraction for holidaymakers and locals alike. In addition, one of the most popular and largest markets in Mallorca is held here every Wednesday morning. In Santa Maria del Cami, however, every Sunday is when it gets turbulent. This is also when the stands are set up for one of the most important local markets, where many locals also shop for their own necessities.
There are some beautiful towns to discover along the MA 15 motorway from Palma to the east coast. Many of them have names that begin with “Son”, like Son Macia or Son Talent. Some of the towns also have their own weekly market that is open on Fridays. Algaida is just 30 minutes from the capital. There is a small market here every Friday which is mainly intended for the locals. This also means there are no exorbitant prices charged here for fresh food and visitors can truly immerse themselves in the atmosphere of Mallorca, far from the tourism centres. Continuing eastward, you will come to Son Carrio near Cala Millor. Here, too, you can buy all kinds of regional products on Fridays. Another option for shopping on Fridays can be found by driving a little further north. The weekly market in the town of Son Ferrera is very popular with holidaymakers, especially in summer. Here you can find all kinds of goods, both international and locally produced, and a stroll around the bustling market is always worthwhile.
Llucmajor is located in the south of the island and is easy to reach from Palma via the MA 19 motorway. The weekly market there is normally held every Wednesday, Friday and Sunday. A special feature: There is an additional flea market every Friday, where a lot of new and used valuables and household items change owners. Beautiful handcrafted goods and delicacies for culinary enjoyment – the market in Llucmajor leaves nothing to be desired. One of Mallorca's largest weekly markets takes place every Monday in Calvia, just 20 kilometres west of Palma. Within Calvia, a new village has recently been developed: Son Ferrer. You can sample specialities from Mallorca here on Fridays and discover many interesting things. In addition to the food, the stands sell clothing, plants and handcrafted goods.
The wide variety of markets and the diverse range of goods on the island is always fascinating. Exploring the small and large weekly markets in Mallorca is always worthwhile – including those in Sineu, Santa Maria del Cami, or one of the “Son” towns like Son Ferrer or Son Servera. There you can not only buy fresh fruit and vegetables, fish and olive oil, but also many other local and regional handcrafted specialities, and even genuine works of art. Almost all the markets are within easy reach of Palma by car, train or bus. In addition, there are multiple towns in which a market is taking place every day of the week. A stroll through the market can be wonderfully combined with an excursion to the cultural sites in the area, such as the church of Santa Maria del Sineu or in Maria de la Salut.