MONUMENT OF THE SHOE INDUSTRY
On your way through the streets of Inca, you will pass through the old marketplace of the town.
The place is known as, Plaça de sa Quatera, and the building behind the statue is simply known as, sa Quatera. Sa Quatera, was the old market building of Inca, primarily used for trading vegetables and corn. Today, the building serves as a cultural centre, hosting various art exhibitions and other cultural events.
In front of the sa Quatera, you will see a sculpture of a man and woman sewing. This sculpture honours the traditions and heritage of Inca as the leading production area of leather goods and shoes in Mallorca. To know more about the production of leather and shoes, visit the Museum of Footwear and Industry.
How to get to the old marketplace and monument
Inca is the third largest city in Mallorca, and famous for its production of leather goods and footwear. Inca is a great shopping and dining area, there are hundreds of shops and a wide variety of great restaurants in all price ranges. Inca boasts Mallorcan cultural heritage with iots many points of interest and attractions to see, i.e. the beautiful parish church, the Dominican monastery, the museum of footwear production, the Santa Margalida hermitage etc. One of the best times to visit Inca, is on Thursdays when the weekly tourist market is held, filling up the streets with hundreds of thousands of visitors who come to bargain the best prices on clothes, leather goods, shoes etc.
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