If you want to visit the best markets in Mallorca and would like to know what days they are open, then read on.

Spending a few hours visiting one of the many local markets on the island is one of the top things to do if you are visiting Mallorca on holiday. 

The Ultimate Local Experience in Pa...
The Ultimate Local Experience in Palma de Mallorca, Spain

It’s a great opportunity to buy and try local produce and pick up souvenirs.

Markets are held all over the island. Some markets in the holiday resorts are seasonal, such as the markets in Can Picafort or Cala Millor, but others operate year-round.

Markets in Palma de Mallorca

If you are visiting Palma you will find two main indoor markets in the city centre, Santa Catalina Market and Mercat de l’Olivar

These markets are open every day except for Monday, and are an excellent opportunity to experience the real Mallorca. 

These markets are also great places to try some really fresh locally-grown food.

As residents do their weekly shopping, pull up a stool at one of the many tapas bars and sample some of the freshest tapas on the island (served with a cold caña or a glass of local vino) and people watch.

Mercat de l’Olivar has changed so much over the past decade and become quite upmarket attracting tourists to this bustling indoor shopping experience.

You can now order plates of sushi or freshly steamed oysters and champagne which was quite unheard of when I first arrived on the island in 2005.

Also in the past 12 years or so, due to the rise in popularity of sushi, Mercat de l’Olivar has included sushi in many of the bar menus in the fish market. 

However, if you are looking for an authentic Mallorcan Mercat de l’Olivar experience, then try what is in my opinion the best fish tapas bar. See this video clip here:

Getting to the Mercat Olivar

Getting to Santa Catalina Market

If you’re travelling to Palma either by bus, train or taxi. Check out the TIB bus timetable if you’re outside the Palma municipality or the EMT bus timetable from within the city limits. The train timetable can be found here.

Markets in Mallorca

There are some great markets all around the island. Most open from around 8:30 in the morning and close at 13:30.

During the hot summer months, many of these markets in Mallorca can get very busy, so please look after your belongings.

You can shop for pickpocket-safe products here, and also check out this article about crime in Mallorca here.

Calendar of the main Markets in Mallorca

Opening times:  Most markets outside Palma start setting up at around 8:30 but try and get there before 13:30 as stalls start to close.

Monday to Saturday: 

Palma’s Mercat Olivar and Santa Catalina Market are open daily from 07:00.  Most stalls start closing around 14:00 to 14:30 in Mercat Olivar and around 16:00 in Santa Catalina Market.  

Just to note, both markets are very busy on a Saturday morning.

Monday:

Palma de Mallorca markets: the fish sections in Santa Catalina and Mercat de l’Olivar are closed on Monday as the fishing boats do not go out on a Sunday.

The markets held in Palma on these days are much quieter and fewer stalls are open.

If you want to experience a really bustling Mallorca market, visit towards the end of the week or on Saturday.

Tuesday:

Alcúida Old Town, Arta

Wednesday:  

Andratx old town, Deia, Puerto Pollensa, Santanyí, Sencelles, Sineu.

Puerto Pollensa market is held in the main square in Puerto Pollena. It’s a lovely open air market surrounded by cafes. You can get an idea of what it’s like here.

Thursday:

Consell, Inca.

Inca market is one of the biggest markets on the island and is of huge importance to residents in the centre of the island.

There are literally hundreds of stalls here which wind their way through the streets.

This is a great day trip to make from various areas of the island including Alcudia, Can Picafort, Puerto Pollensa as well as Palma.

Inca market is not only well serviced by buses but also by train from Palma.

Friday:

Can Picafort, Binissalem, Son Servera.

You can read more about Son Severa market here.

This year-round market is a must-visit if you are staying in Cala Bona, Cala Millor, S’Illot and Sa Coma, and it’s also well-serviced by buses from Cala Ratjada and Porto Cristo.

It’s also, I found a little cheaper than many of the other island markets too.

Saturday:

Alaro, Cala Rajada, Esporles (first Saturday of the month only), Santanyí, Sóller,

If you are visiting Sóller from Palma on a Saturday then this is a great time to include the market in your itinerary.

This is very much a market for residents in the Sóller valley, but you can also pick up many locally-made products and souvenirs.

To find out more about visiting Sóller and Port de Sóller, check out this guide here.

Sunday:

Alcudia Old Town, Muro, Pollensa Old Town, Porto Cristo, Santa Maria del Camí, Valldemossa.

In January, I took a trip up to Alcudia Old Town to film a live stream so you can get an idea of what it’s like here.

The market during the summer months is extremely busy, and the buses are often packed coming from the direction of Can Picafort.

My advice is to leave early.

Pollensa town market is a hive of activity not only during the Summer months but also a great place for residents to congregate for Sunday lunch during the winter months.

If you are visiting in the winter, then this market is a must-visit. I’ve included a short clip of Pollensa market in this video here.

Mallorca Markets at Fiestas and Events:

If you miss any of the regular weekly Mallorca markets, you can also catch the pop-up markets which are held during the many fiestas and festivals throughout the year.

Here are some examples. Check out:

  • End of November to the 5 January: Palma de Mallorca Christmas Market
  • Second or Third week of December through to the 5 January: Puerto Portals Christmas Market
  • July & August: Palma de Mallorca Summer Market – on the Paseo Maritimo alongside the La Lonja old market area (near the palm trees)
  • 1 March: Balearic Day Market in Palma. This is a great market which also signals the start of Spring. Check out a live stream here.
  • The first Saturday after the Balearic Day celebrations on 1st March (lasts a week): Fira de Fang Ceramics market in Marratxi.
  • July and August: There are summer markets in most of the resorts. The most notable is the summer market behind Palmanova beach. You can see more about what Palmanova is like during the summer in this article.
  • And there are markets at various other events such as the Summer fiestas throughout the towns, villages and resorts around the island. During the Summer, in Palma, you will also find a night market running along La Lonja to the Sa Faxina park.
  • On the first week of September, you will find not only events, but a great medieval market taking place behind the main beach for the Festes del Rei en Jaume I. You can find out more about some of the events and the market taking place here.
Balearic Day Market Mallorca
Balearic Day Market and celebrations, Palma de Mallorca

Book a Market Tour

For a really different tour off the tourist trail from Santa Catalina Market and Mercat de l’Olivar, book this unique Mallorca market experience in one of the lesser-known markets Pere Garau in Palma. Video to follow soon!

 


Christmas Markets in Mallorca on Youtube

The Christmas markets are some of the most lovely in Mallorca and in 2022 will launch along with the Great Christmas light switch on 19 November.

Don’t forget there are Christmas markets all over the island.

Some of the best include the Christmas market in Santa Pona and the Christmas market in Puerto Portals.

You can check out a live stream I made here to see what it’s like.

If you are visiting Mallorca over the festive period then check out more about the Christmas markets in Mallorca and other activities in this guide to Mallorca at Christmas here.


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