The weekly markets in Majorca usually open by early morning and wind up by noon. The larger markets here are easy to get around mainly because all of them follow the same pattern. The main square area sells fresh produce and it is from here that the other high-quality food stalls fan out. Shops with household goods, cheap clothes and craft stalls delight any tourist to the area. All you have to keep in
mind before you set out for shopping is that you have to make sure that your valuable belongings are kept safe so that you can enjoy a cool walk along the meandering streets here, as you go about shopping happily.
From flea markets to organic food markets, Palma offers its visitors and residents a wide assortment of choices. The medley of several fruits and vegetables markets at the Olivar market Palma makes this area look colorful and together with the meat and fish markets (which are located separately) serves as a one stop shop for travellers. Open from 7-2 pm except on Sundays, visitors to the place can visit this
market anytime they want.
llotja del Peix in Palma is one among the major fish markets where you can shop for mullets, prawns, sea brass and sardines. The best time to visit is around 6 am on Monday to Saturday. The next best option you can choose to visit is Mercat Artesanal, an energetic craft market situated in placa major. Pere Garau is another local market where local people bring their produce and even live animals are put up for
sale. If you are looking out for flower stalls, you can make you way to the Rambla market in Palma where you can literally behold a thousand flowers waiting to be sold. Mercat ecologic, open only on Saturdays is one among the best organic food markets in the area that is worth visiting. Rastro is another flea market situated on the main ring road and which gifts visitors a special experience.
After exploring and shopping the local markets, get ready for some real shopping at the Avinguda Jaume III street inside the city. The street is well known and one of most stylish ones with numerous lines of shops offering the latest clothes and jewellery items for both men and women. If you fancy flowers and chocolates, head to the streets of Unio and La rambla. The architectural brilliance of the buildings that
sideline the way is quite a scene to watch.
If you love boutique shopping, tread the small lanes and back streets and if you still have money left after all these purchases make your way to the truly different Placa Major market, an outdoor craft market which is open only on Monday, Friday and Saturday evenings. The Placa Espana is more like a transport hub with everything you may need for your home and is only a few minutes’ walk away from Placa major. For alternate shopping you can opt for Santa Catalina, a place where you can get anything under the sun from meat, fish and fruits to vegetables and clothes.
Majorca also rich boasts of rich handicrafts many of which are the time-honored cultural pieces that reflect the island’s culture. These handicrafts serve as the perfect souvenirs that one can take home after a Majorcan holiday. Siurells – day whistles are a typical example of their traditional handicrafts. Its design – that of a man sitting on a horse is well-known among people of all ages and comes cheap too.