Explore Mallorca's local markets: a weekly guide
The island of Mallorca is known for its dreamy beaches and historical heritage, but also for its weekly markets. Every day of the week a market is held in different localities of the island offering products of all kinds, from fresh food to handicrafts and typical products of the Balearic Islands.
Here we tell you everything you need to know about the weekly markets in Mallorca:
Monday: Calvià's street market.
The oldest market on the island is held every Monday in the town of Calvià. With more than 60 stalls located along the main street, this traditional market has a wide variety of products, such as food, clothes, footwear and handicrafts. In addition, you can visit the parish church of San Juan, whose construction was completed in the late nineteenth century, as well as other historic buildings of the town.
Tuesday: Paguera's street market
Opened in 2014, the Paguera market is one of the newest on the island. Although it has suffered a reduction in the number of stalls since its inauguration, it is still an ideal place to buy traditional products, handicrafts and organic food. In addition, you can not leave without trying the Mallorcan empanadas, a delight!
Wednesday: Andraxt street market
The Andraxt weekly market has been held since 1950 and takes place every Wednesday of the month (except holidays) in the area around Paseo de Son Mas. In this market you will find a wide variety of fresh products, such as fruits, vegetables, sausages and flowers, as well as typical Mallorcan products and handicrafts.
Thursday: The street market of Palma "Pedro Garau"
The Pedro Garau market is one of the oldest markets in the city of Palma. It has more than 100 stalls dedicated mainly to the sale of fresh and seasonal products, as well as specialized trade. But what really distinguishes this market is the outdoor market that is organized in the square on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays, with a large influx of visitors around more than 200 stalls that are distributed by a multicultural neighborhood.
Friday: The Son Ferrer flea market
Friday is the turn of the Son Ferrer street market, located in a residential area between El Toro and Magaluf. Here you can also find a wide range of fruits and vegetables, clothes for children and adults, typical products of the Balearic Islands, handicrafts and Iberian sausages.
Saturday: The street market of Son Bugadelles
The Son Bugadelles flea market is the perfect place for those looking for unique and special objects. This market is known for its antiques, collectibles and second-hand items. It is a great opportunity to find hidden treasures and unique pieces of home decor. But what makes this market even more special is that part of its proceeds go to a good cause. The collaboration of the Calvià Town Hall with the NGO Projecte Home for the social reintegration of drug addicts is something that makes a visit to this market have a positive impact on the community.
Sunday: The Santa María del Camí flea market
The Santa María del Camí flea market is ideal for those looking for a more traditional and authentic experience. This market takes place every Sunday in the Plaça Nova and is known for its wide range of local and fresh produce. From fruits and vegetables to baked goods, meats, cheeses and oils, you will find a wide selection of high quality products here.
The market also focuses on sustainability and the local economy, which is reflected in the section dedicated to selling second-hand and refurbished products. This promotes the reuse and recycling of objects, which is beneficial to both the environment and the local economy.
After a day of exploring Mallorca's weekly markets, you can stay at one of the three hotels of the Valentin chain: Valentin Paguera, Valentin Reina Paguera or Valentin Park Club. All of these hotels are located on the southwest coast of the island, within easy driving distance of most of the weekly markets. Guests of these hotels can enjoy a wide range of amenities and services, such as swimming pools, restaurants and bars, gyms and sports activities, among others. In addition, these hotels are the perfect place to relax after a day full of activities at the markets or on the beach.
In short, if you are passionate about discovering unique and authentic places, and you are looking for a new way to experience the Mallorcan culture and lifestyle, these markets are a must on your trip to Mallorca. Enjoy the variety of products, explore the different sections and do some shopping while supporting the local economy and helping a good cause - you won't regret visiting these markets full of charm!