3 traditional markets on the island
Mallorca is a popular destination for Europeans, characterized by a unique culture and a history that goes back thousands of years. If you are in Mallorca and want to visit a place where you can buy souvenirs, local crafts or fresh food that is grown and produced on the island, this list of the best markets in Mallorca may be of interest to you.
Traditional markets in Palma de Mallorca
Visit the island’s traditional markets, you’re sure to find some real treasures to take home, whether it’s food, crafts, clothes or art. Enjoy this top 3 of the best markets in Mallorca.
1. L`Olivar Market
The most popular of all and the favourite of Palma’s markets, it is characterized by offering a true cultural experience. You will find local producers happy to chat, local fruit and vegetables, and fish and meat stalls.
The market is located in the Marqués de Fontsanta area, close to the Plaza Mayor, in Palma’s old town. It is open from Monday to Friday from 07h to 14:30h and on Saturdays from 07h to 15h. It is closed on Sundays.
Not only that, but it is considered a historical place that offers all kinds of agricultural products, cheeses, seafood. But it is not only a place to buy fresh and locally produced food, you can also eat in several places, some with chairs and others from the bars. It’s an experience that every food lover should have.
2. Pere Garau Market
This charming traditional market also offers a wide variety of food at good prices, located in an unassuming venue run by locals for the local clientele.
One of the characteristics of the city of Palma is the meeting of different cultures, so the offer you will find in this place is as diverse as the city itself, you will be able to taste delicacies and ingredients from all over the world, from South America to China.
As Palma is a city of beach and sea, the recommended traditional markets are, of course, fish. The Mercat Pere Garau market offers a wide variety of gastronomic offerings in a pleasant atmosphere. It is located in the square and neighbourhood of the same name.
3. Santa Catalina Market
Another lovely traditional Mallorcan market, a favourite with locals and visitors to the island, the Santa Catalina market offers fresh produce, groceries and wines. It is a lively and cheerful market.
There are also four tapas bars where you can enjoy a glass of wine or whatever you fancy. It is a neighbourhood market, everything sold is locally produced. This is a good place to get a taste of the most authentic flavours of Palma de Mallorca. You can find it in Sa Feixina Park.
Shop at traditional markets in Palma de Mallorca
Shopping at these local markets and supporting small businesses in Palma de Mallorca will be a unique experience and an opportunity to access local products.
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