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Mallorca Guide - Shopping

Palma city offers a great variety of interesting shops, markets and boutiques. The majority of them can be found around the Ramblas and the Avenguda Jaume III. The latter being the place to find luxury, designer and big-name brands. You also have the whole Old Town and the Plaza Mayor to stroll through and discover the antique shops and small boutiques.

The morning market, Mercat Olivar on Plaça Olivar (see below), is the best place for fresh produce. Also look out for traditional Mallorquian shops: Artesanies Pol, Carrer de L'Unió 13 for ceramics; Casa del Olivo, Carrer Pesateria Vella 4 for olive-wood products; Majorica, Avinguda Jaume III 11 for cultured perals; and Vidrerías Gordiola, Carrer de la Victoria 2 for glassware.


Street Markets

  •  All over Mallorca, there are markets on a certain day of the week in the towns and villages. For a list of village markets you can go to http://www.balearnet.com/mallorca/wheremarket.htm

  • In Palma, you can choose between the fish market, craft market, flower market and more:

  • Llotja del Peix: fish market, Es Moll de Pescadros, Mon-Sat from 6am

  • Mercat Artesanal: a lively craft market on the Plaza Mayor with buskers and open-air cafés. Plaza Mayor 31, Mon-Sat 10am-2pm in summer; Fri, Sat only in winter.

  • Mercat Olivat: main general market, Plaza Olivar, Mon-Sat 7am-2pm

  • Pere Garau: local produce market, Plaza Pere Garau, Mon-Sat 7am-2pm

  • Rambla: flower market, Passeig de la Rambla, Mon-Fri 8am-2pm, 5pm-8pm, Sat 8am-2pm

  • Rastro: flea market, Avinguda Gabriel Alomar i Villalonga, Sat 8am-2pm

  • Santa Catalina: fresh fruit and vegetable market just west of the city centre, Plaza Navegació, Mon-Sat 7am-2pm

Opening Hours

  •  Most shops open Monday to Friday 9.00-13.00, 16.30-20.00 and Saturday mornings. Hypermarkets stay open all day, and the main department store, El Corte Inglés, Avinguda Jaume III 15, is open Monday to Saturday 09.30-21.30.

Newspapers

  •  These can be found in most European languags along the kiosks and stalls on the Passeig del Born.

Dining

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