Inca lies halfway up the motorway between Palma and Alcudia, almost at the centre of the island and at the foot of the Serra de Tramuntana mountain range.
Inca is Mallorca's third-largest town, best known as the 'city of leather' owing to a lengthy history of leather making that continues nowadays. The town is steeped in history and, while not as pretty as some of the other towns on the island, features some lovely architecture. The local market taking place every Thursday is one of its main tourist attractions, otherwise, it remains a sleepy local town. There’s also a good number of boutique and high-street fashion shops, cafes and a selection of well-known celler restaurants (old wine cellars turned into restaurants) worth exploring.
It’s largely a residential town, full of native Mallorcans living alongside a small expat community and has brilliant public transport links connecting it to the rest of the island. If you come on an organised tour, it’s more than likely you will be taken to a leather factory. Shop around, as there are still a few bargains to be had.
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