A holiday in Mallorca is more than just beach, sun and waves. There is a lot to discover on the Balearic island. A special highlight are the numerous weekly markets, where merchants from all over Mallorca sell their goods. Here you will find local, fresh food products and much more. Many markets, such as those in Sineu or Santa Maria del Camí, also sell clothes, plants, jewellery and leather items. You can even find locally made works of art. Each market is unique and only takes place on certain days of the week. For example, the market in Son Servera is always open on Fridays, while in Santa Maria del Camí numerous stands attract visitors from all over the island on Sundays.
The small and quiet village of Porreres is located just outside the motorway between Palma and Manacor, in the interior of the island. The market in Porreres offers visitors fresh and delicious local specialties every Tuesday. Many artisans also sell their products here. The Tuesday market is particularly popular with musicians, who accompany the hustle and bustle of the market with soothing guitar chords. If you continue north from Porreres, you will reach Llubí after about 25 kilometres. In Llubí there is a market which is mainly visited by locals. Here you can buy food and everyday products at a good price. On the way from Porreres to Llubí lies the beautiful town of Sineu, famous throughout Mallorca for its weekly market. The church of Santa Maria del Sineu is also worth a visit. The market in Sineu is open on Wednesdays. In Pina, a small village belonging to the municipality of Algaida, you can visit the local market on Tuesdays. Although the weekly market in Pina is much smaller than the markets in Sineu or in Santa Maria del Camí, the narrow streets and the beautiful church in Pina as well as the hiking trails outside the village invite you to take long walks.
You can reach the small town of Campanet from Palma by driving about 30 minutes in an easterly direction. You can always buy fresh food here on Tuesdays. Further eastwards you will find Artà. Every Tuesday, locals and tourists come to visit the weekly market in Artà, where many artisans also sell their handcrafted products. Also in the east, the town of Son Servera has one of the largest weekly markets in Mallorca every Friday. If you don’t want to travel to Son Servera, you can instead visit Portocolom, one of the largest fishing ports on the east coast. There is a regional market here every Tuesday and Saturday. Originally, only fruit and vegetables were sold here, but now there are also stands with clothes and beautiful flower arrangements. In Santa Margalida there is also a weekly market every Tuesday and Saturday. This market is popular among both locals and tourists.
Pla de Na Tesa is just 9 kilometres away from Palma, directly on the runway of a former airport. Here you can buy fresh fruit, vegetables, fish and other delicacies in the Tuesday market. Further west is Peguera, a small seaside resort on Mallorca’s west coast. Peguera is ideal for families on holiday. Among other things, you can visit a market here every Tuesday. The stands are located between two supermarkets and offer the opportunity to purchase many different, everyday products. Also not far from Palma is the place commonly known among tourists as "Ballermann" - El Arenal. Here you will find more than just pop music and alcohol. Every Thursday, it turns into a market where you can buy beautiful handcrafted souvenirs as well as delicious fruit and vegetables.
In the north of Mallorca, there is a large market in the city of Binissalem every Friday. Farmers from the surrounding area sell agricultural products here, especially in summer. There is also one of the largest weekly markets in Mallorca every Tuesday in Alcudia, famous for its large white beaches. Although the drive to Alcudia from Palma or the southern parts of Mallorca is rather long, it is definitely worth a visit. Relatively far to the southeast of Mallorca is Alqueria Blanca. This village belongs to the larger municipality of Santanyí, along with other villages such as Son Moja and Cala Figuera. Here, too, visitors can cover their everyday needs every Tuesday at the weekly market and acquire beautiful mementos of their holidays in Mallorca.
The markets in Sineu, Santa Maria del Camí and Son Servera are among the most popular markets in Mallorca, but also the smaller markets on the island have their flair and are always worth a visit. Whether Pina, Alcudia or Artà, the distances on the island are manageable, making all places with a market easily accessible from Palma by car or bus. A visit to nearby attractions such as the church of Santa Maria del Sineu or the Iglesia Nueva in Son Servera can be combined very well with a shopping spree at a local market. Each season, the variety of local handcrafted and agricultural products surprises and fascinates tourists in Mallorca. There is always something new to discover!