One of the things to do in Mallorca is to visit a market, and Puerto Pollensa is no exception for thtat, offering a market in Pollensa old town and a market in Puerto Pollensa.
All the towns and villages in Mallorca have a weekly market, and some even twice a week. We thoroughly recommend that you visit one of these markets during your stay on the Island, for the following reasons:
- It is a great way to enjoy the local culture of the Island.
- It is a great way to support to the farmers and locals from the Pollensa surroundings.
- It is a good opportunity to sample the vibrant atmosphere of market day in Spain.
Market in Puerto Pollensa:
- When? The market in Puerto Pollensa is held every Wednesday
- Where? In the main square, just in front of the main church. The square has only just been refurbished to make it a lot bigger.
- Timetable? It usually begins at around about 9.00am and officially ends about 13.00pm however many stalls stay open till 14.00pm during the busy tourist season.
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Puerto Pollensa market stretches right around the whole square in front of all the Restaurants and bars, to make a great setting.
Simple and fun is the motto of this market, it’s not one of the biggest on the island but never the less is still worth a visit to sample the small variety on offer. Here you will find selling things such as Flower stalls, local food stalls including Olives, fruits, vegetables, sweet selections and more. There are also stalls selling a small variety of leather products, toys and games, jewellery and more.
Being so hot a lot of the time, a short browse around the market is a great way to set yourself up for a refreshment at a local cafe
Or if you would like to eat a full three course meal at midday, there is a great Mallorcan restaurant called Can Andreu offering a very reasonably priced menu of the day with only the finest local produce.
Market in Pollensa:
- When? There is as well a market in the old town of Pollensa on a Sunday.
- Where? It is located in front of the main church in the square below.
- Timetable? This also begins at 9.00am and ends at 14.00pm.
Just like the Puerto Pollensa market it features many local stalls aswell as the general array of other things such as clothes and souvenirs.
In fact we would probably agree that Pollensa Old Town market is the best place to get gifts to take home as it is in it’s own way slightly larger stretching through a few of the old backstreets.
For a great way to cool off, we suggest you buy a home made ice cream from the small hut at the bottom of the square. With so many different flavours it’s hard to choose!
If you are staying in Puerto Pollensa and wish to explore the old town market or of course the old town in general, buses run frequently from the main bus stop at the marina in Puerto Pollensa.
Did you Know? At the bottom of the 365 Calvary Steps there is a delightful little cafe ready to invite you in. Great for a quick bit before heading back. Read about it and other facts about Old Town Pollensa Here.
Night stalls along the beach front:
In Puerto Pollensa at night there are normally quite a few different stalls and street sellers dotted along the main beach front of the Port. Ranging from Artists who will paint your portrait right up to a local Japanese man who does Shiatsu Massages!
This is usually however only in the peak of the summer season.
A great option if you want to do some shopping:
If you really want to go on a shopping trip, then our reccomendation is to go to Palma. The best option is to book an excursion, like the Palmabus from nofrills excursions. You get guaranteed seat on the bus, a tapa, a drink, a citysightseeing tour, a guide on the bus, a map of Palma, a discount card at the Corte Ingles department store and more than 5 hours of free time to do shopping. All for only 18€!
You can book:
- online at their website
- or you can pass the No frills excursions office in Puerto Pollensa, situated at Paseo Saralegui 122, by the Burguer King.
Other markets in Mallorca:
One of the biggest markets on the island. Held every Thursday. Inca being famous for its leather industry, there are plenty of handbags and leather goods. A great opportunity to barter with the locals. Vibrant colours and the sights and sounds of local life.
Every Tuesday and Sunday in the Old Town of Alcudia. Held in the mornings usually from 8am until 13.30hrs. Best to get there early as it can get extremely busy.For more information on the market in Alcudia, why not visit our sister website: things to do in Alcudia .
Some locals products that is a must to buy:
As well as the markets, there are also many shops selling a variety of things. And most of these are local products from Mallorca.
There are several different Mallorcan wines, all of a very high quality and reasonable price. Most of the wines of Mallorca are produced in or around the towns of Binissalem or Santa Maria. But one wine unique to Pollensa is the Mortitx wine which is grown from vineyards high up in the Traumuntana Mountains we certainly recommend you try some!
Ensaimada – a typical Mallorcan pastry similar to a large croissant, sprinkled with icing sugar. These are usually sold in the many pastiserias (bakeries) around the city.
Hierbas, also known as herbes, is a local liqueur produced using fennel and other herbs and spices. The drink is usually sold in green bottles and there are 3 types – dry (Sec) medium (Mixta or mezclada) and sweet (Dulce). The drink is a very good digestive, but it also very strong. The drier the drink, the more alcoholic content of it. Hierbas tastes of aniseed, similar to Pernod or Ouzo.