MARKETS IN PALMA DE MALLORCA
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Palma's daily fish market held on the harbour of Moll de Pescadors. The fish market starts when the fishing boats returns from a night on the sea about 6 a.m. If you like fish and you are renting your own flat or house close to Palma, do try this.
Mercat Olivar is the biggest food market in Palma. It is held in the big market building on Placa Olivar about 5 minutes from Placa d'Espanya. The market is held every day from 8 a.m and closes around 2 o'clock in the afternoon. Let your senses be seduced as you browse and sample the fresh local produce from the Mallorcan countryside.
A lot of people in the UK, Germany and Scandinavia seems to be quite bitten with flea markets, the people of Palma are no different. Every Saturday morning, on the street of Avinguda Gabriel Alomar i Villalonga, you will find the flea market in Palma. The market starts in the morning around 8 o'clock.
Every day in Placa Major in central Palma, the artesian market is held. Here you will find crafts such as wickerwork, leather goods and traditional clay products from Mallorca. The artesian market is open every day from 10 a.m to about 1-2 p.m.
Mercat de Santa Catalina
You have probably heard that Santa Catalina has grown popular in the recent years. Due to the rising interest in this area it now has a quite extensive market, which is held every day between 7 a.m and 2 p.m. The market in Santa Catalina offers a wealth of fresh fruits, vegetables, meats, cheeses and crafts. You will find the market on Placa Navegacio.
Night market of Sa Bimbolla
From the end of June til the end of September, go visit the night market of Sa Bimbolla, held in an old warehouse in the northern part of Palma. Sa Bimbolla is as much a market as it is a fair, a night of joy and entertainment, which begins at 6 p.m and continues to 2 a.m. Sa Bimbolla is held every Sunday in Gremi Velluters 14. Poligon Son Rossinyol.
Some of the markets on Mallorca are bigger than others, and might be more appealing to you as a tourist. The markets in the major city and town areas tend to offer a wider selection of different stalls and booths, naturally.
These markets are referred to as the tourist markets, and the following are the main ones:
- Alcúdia (Tuesday + Sunday)
- Inca (Thursday)
- Sineu (Wednesday)
- Pollenca (Sunday)
- Felanitx (Tuesday)
- Santanyí (Wednesday and Saturday)