The essence of traditional Mallorca is distilled at its markets. As locals gather in their town's main square to buy fresh local produce and handcrafted treasures, visitors get a glimpse of what life must have been before the island became the tourist magnet it is today. Of course, they're also the perfect place to get your hands on a unique souvenir from your holiday or to sample some of the delicious fruit, veg, cheese, olive oil, wine and cured meats that Mallorca has to offer.
Markets usually follow a similar pattern with fresh produce around the main square and specialist local produce fanning out from there. Be sure to check out the cheese, cured meats, olive oil and salt offerings. Handmade jewellery, arts & crafts, inexpensive clothing and household goods can also usually be found. And worry not about the language barriers, the locals love it if they see that you are making an effort to blend in, no matter the quality of your Spanglish.