About Shopping in Mallorca
The capital city of Palma is the main shopping hot spot on the island, but there are pockets all over Mallorca where you can spend many hours of browsing. Here is our guide on where to go for that something special to bring back home when visiting the city.
For the shopper, the compact size of Palma is of great advantage. The main shopping areas you should visit in the city are Passeig des Born, Avinguda Jaume III and the pedestrianised cobbled streets and ancient passageways around Plaça Major and Plaça Cort.
Mallorca’s largest shopping mall, FAN, opened its doors in 2016, located less than 10km from Palma’s City centre and 5km from the airport. Five EMT Palma public bus lines link up with FAN Mallorca Shopping or its surrounding area, with numbers 18, 28 and 31 stopping right at the entrance; otherwise, it is easily reachable by car via the Ma-19 and has plenty of parking.
Alternatively, you can find a smaller shopping mall and hypermarket complex - the Centro Comercial Porto Pi just 2km from Palma’s city centre and perfectly situated a couple of hundred meters from the cruise ships. To the north of Palma is Festival Park, a large out-of-town shopping outlet village, which you can access by train or metro if you do not have a car.
Marinas are usually great shopping destinations on the island, whilst Puerto Portals, Port Adriano and Port d'Andratx are generally tailored towards designer shopping. For affordable fashion and gift boutiques visit Cala d’Or, Alcudia and Pollença.
The holiday resorts all have supermarkets and beachwear shops for your essentials and some will have weekly markets selling all sorts of souvenirs and local produce, including fruit and veg. Some markets are better than others, so check our Markets Page to find out which ones are worth going to.
For Mallorca's main traditional crafts and artisan produce, see our page on Arts & Crafts in Mallorca. There are some factory outlets and shopping centres, so check out our page on Shops & Boutiques if these are of interest.
Luxury & Designer Shopping
The island of Mallorca has shops for all tastes and price ranges, including a good selection of luxury and designer boutiques. Most of them are concentrated in the capital, Palma.
The beautiful Passeig des Born is one of Palma's most well-known shopping streets within which you will find sophisticated men and women’s fashion designers like Luis Vuitton, Hugo Boss, Mulberry and Spain’s popular Uterqüe boutique.
There are two El Corte Inglés department stores located in Palma, each encompassing a range of renowned international designers in store. One is located on Avinguda Jaume III (which branches off from Passeig des Born) and a bigger one located near Plaça d'Espanya (Palma’s main transport hub).
Numerous international interior design shops are popping up around the city, from Scandi brands like Hästens beds to Born Decoración’s bespoke furniture store.
Other hotspots for designer shopping include Port Adriano, Puerto Portals, and Port d'Andratx which specialise in more exclusive fashion boutiques. Looking for lavish jewellery and watches in Mallorca? Make sure you visit Relojería Alemana located along the Passeig des Born and in some of the marinas.
To experience some of the traditional markets on the island, you need to get out of Palma. Mallorca is very well connected by bus and train services, so you should be able to easily find public transport from the capital to the nearby market towns.
The biggest market is on Thursdays at Inca, which is halfway between Palma and Alcudia. The most traditional is the Wednesday market at Sineu, right in the centre of the island, which still offers traditional agricultural produce and livestock. The market at Santa María on a Sunday sells everything - think flea market combined with fresh fruit and vegetables!
The smaller towns have markets that focus on local produce, such as fruit and veg, and you'll find stalls of trinkets and jewellery at every market on the island. Markets tend to open at 08:00 and run until 13:00.
Also see: Markets in Mallorca
Best Shopping Areas
Passeig des Born, Jaume III & Surrounding Areas
Besides being a luxury boutique hotspot, Passeig des Born is also well-known for its popular high street brands like Zara, Massimo Dutti and H&M. Make sure you follow the street down towards the Cathedral and the harbour, turn right along Sant Feliu to check out Rialto Living - for designer clothing, art, home furnishings and a café. Whilst you are there, it’s worth exploring this quaint pedestrianized street for boutique shops and art galleries too.
Passeig des Born branches at an enormous C&A (the end of the street away from the harbour). Turn left and you will find yourself on Avinguda Jaume III where you’ll find the likes of Cortefiel, Mango, Loewe, Rituals and Kiko. An El Corte Inglés (Spain’s main department store) is also placed here with convenient parking.
For a distinctive shopping experience on the island, be sure to stroll around the maze of pedestrian cobbled streets behind Passeig des Born and heading towards Plaça Cort. Here you’ll find various upmarket boutiques, shoe shops and high-quality furniture shops. The area is also littered with art galleries and cafes. Need to refuel whilst shopping? You’ll find crowds gathering to buy an ice cream from Eisladen Giovanni L. (the best ice cream on the island) and sit by the old olive tree in Plaça Cort.
For some more historical hot spots, when standing in front of the City Hall in Plaça Cort take the next left onto Carrer Colón. There are a great variety of shops in this zone, some of which date back a hundred years and have maintained their old storefronts.
Plaça d'Espanya is more home to the transport hub in Palma than a shopping mecca, but the main reason to come here is to visit the enormous El Cortes Inglés department store which is just a few minutes’ walk away. Similar to John Lewis in the UK, this one-stop-shop has everything you may need for the home, plus fashion and accessories and an excellent supermarket on the lower ground floor.
Along the same road (Avinguda d'Alexandre Rossello), you will find all the big Spanish brands like Zara, Massimo Dutti, Mango, Bershka and Springfield. Another appeal to this area of Palma is the Mercat de L'Olivar food market. This traditional Spanish covered market contains many fresh produce stalls as well as a fish market.
The main interest of Plaça Major is the outdoor craft market, which is held there throughout the year. The square, whilst not as impressive as some of Spain's grand Plaças (Plazas) on the mainland does host the usual street entertainers and is home to some fairly touristy cafes and restaurants. It’s a nice place to sit and watch the world go by.
From the square, under which is a not-very-exciting touristy shopping mall, you may leave by proceeding straight ahead onto Carrer Sant Miquel to find Desigual and a Pull & Bear as well as a wide variety of clothing, hardware and pastry shops. One interesting shop is the Alpalpateria Fornes, which sells all sorts of articles made of woven straw, from shoes to shopping bags. Alternatively, you can take the Carrer Sindicat exit from Plaça Major where the shoe shops seem to go on forever.
Santa Catalina is the area to the west of Avenue Argentina (by Es Baluard Museum). Whilst best known for its trendy restaurant and bar scene, there are specialist shops popping up all over the place. Here you’ll find anything from interior design and art to health food shops and maritime fashion (for all sailing enthusiasts, here you have Helly Hansen). Look out for 'b connected' for fashion and interiors (two stores on Plaça Verge del Miracle & Carrer Dameto).
If in the area, you should make a trip to the market, Mercat de Santa Catalina which sells fresh fish, fruit & vegetables. It's probably best just to wander around the streets browsing before finding yourself a nice place for lunch or a drink.
Unio & La Rambla
The streets of Unio and La Rambla feature architectural gems of buildings lining the way. There are a number of beautiful Modernist and Gothic structures to admire - remember to look upwards! Most famous is the old Gran Hotel at Plaça Weyler.
Here there is again a mixture of shops, from fashion boutiques to chocolate shops, and even a Nespresso shop. You will probably find yourself tempted by Chocolat Factory’s mouth-watering displays along Plaça des Mercat, before reaching La Rambla famous for its flower sellers lined up on the central reservation.
Shop Opening Times
Most independent shops are open from around 10:00 to 13:30 and 17:00 to 20:00 Monday to Friday, and on Saturday mornings.
Recent changes in Mallorca have allowed for a spot of Sunday shopping, although not all shops have embraced this. El Corte Ingles and famous high street brands in the city centre are now open every day. Lidl and Aldi are dominating the Sunday supermarket trade around the island, as Mercadona, Eroski and Carrefour still all shut on Sundays.
Souvenir shops in the large resorts stay open every day throughout the summer months. Throughout the summer, Palma and many other resorts also boast night markets where you can pick up souvenirs, trinkets and arts & crafts; in Palma, you should definitely try La Lonja.