Markets are traditional in Mallorca and you will find them all over the island. Here you can buy fresh food such as local fruit and vegetables directly from the farmers. The weekly markets in Artà, Sineu and Santa Maria del Camí are particularly famous and are visited by many tourists. However, they only take place once a week. There are also many markets which you can peruse on other days, such as the Monday markets in Cala Millor and Calvia.
The various markets of Mallorca not only offer a selection of fresh and healthy food such as fruits or vegetables. You can also find clothes or handcrafted items and, if you’re lucky, you might even spot a real work of art at one of these weekly markets! The markets in Sineu, Santa Maria del Camí and Artà are among the most popular on the island – there is always something to discover here. Markets in Mallorca usually take place on one or two fixed days of the week. It is always good to know on which days the markets are open, since the one closest to you might be closed or you might want to explore others.
The market in Calvia has a long tradition and is worth a visit if you’re spending your holidays on the island. Every Monday, about 60 stands along the main street exhibit the most diverse goods: from food such as fruit, vegetables and fish, to clothing, musical instruments and other handcrafted products; there is something for every taste and need. Calvia is located on the west of the island and can be easily reached from Palma with a 30-minute bus ride.
The town of Sineu is located in the centre of Mallorca and is famous for the beautiful church of Santa Maria del Sineu. If you are visiting the market in Montuiri or Manacor, you can always consider a short trip to Santa Maria del Sineu. You can also find a very popular market in Sineu, but it is only open on Wednesdays. The medieval village of Montuiri is located halfway between Palma and Manacor. If Manacor is too far away for you, you can buy high-quality regional products here on Mondays at the weekly market. In addition to various types of wine, here you will find the finest olive oils and sea salt products. You can also buy various plants and handmade jewellery here. Lloret is located a mere 10 kilometres away from Montuiri, but do not mistake it with the well-known resort "Lloret de Mar" on the Spanish mainland. The small town of Lloret de Vistalegre is a quiet and peaceful village in central Mallorca. Here, there is a market every Monday where you can buy both food and items for daily use.
Clothes, leather and handicrafts: this is what the Monday market in Manacor, the second largest city in Mallorca, is famous for. It offers each Monday a wide variety of clothes, belts, wallets, shoes and many other bits and bobs. However, you can also find exquisite cheese and cold cuts in the "La Manchega" stand. Manacor is located about 50 kilometres from Palma and can be easily reached by bus. If you go a little further northeast from there, you will come to Artà. The picturesque town of Artà invites you to stroll through its city centre. The market in Artà also attracts many tourists every week. However, it takes place every Tuesday. The Monday market in Cala Millor, on the east coast, is popular not only among tourists but also locals. It offers a wide range of edible and non-edible products and is easily accessible for tourists spending their holiday in the east of Mallorca.
If you drive northwest from Palma, you can reach Santa Maria del Camí via the Ma 13 motorway in just 20 minutes. One of the largest markets takes place here every Sunday. On Mondays, however, it is rather quiet. In the north of the island there are two villages that are close to each other and where you can enjoy the market atmosphere of Mallorca on Mondays: the weekly markets in Caimari and Mancor de la Vall. The small town of Caimari has only about 750 inhabitants and is famous for its special olive oil. But Caimari has much more to offer: every Monday there is a market here where you can buy fresh fruits, vegetables and other food products, as well as clothes and shoes. Just 4.5 kilometres away, at the foot of the Tramuntana Mountains, lies the picturesque village of Mancor de la Vall. Here, too, there is a weekly market on Mondays with regional products such as food, clothes and souvenirs. You can reach both towns from Palma in about an hour and a half by car or bus.
It doesn’t always have to be the most famous markets such as those in Sineu, Santa Maria del Camí or Artà: throughout Mallorca there are numerous weekly markets that delight the heart of many visitors with regional delicacies, artistic handcrafted items or creative souvenirs. Both locals and tourists can peruse to their heart’s content every Monday at markets such as those in Calvia or Cala Millor, snack on fresh fruit, and admire local works of art. You can reach all markets easily and quickly from the capital Palma. They are certainly worth a visit!