The Shoppers Guide to Majorca

Inca Mallorca, Spain

Inca Mallorca, Spain

Bagging a bargain is an all-time favourite hobby for most people. Whether it’s an amazing deal on our holidays or finding delicious local cuisine at an equally tasty price, our quest for a bargain doesn’t stop on holiday. From handmade trinkets in quaint markets and one-off designs in small boutiques – the draw of bringing home something no one else has is impossible to ignore.

On a holiday to Majorca you’re spoilt for choice when it comes to sniffing out a bargain. With a choice of upmarket boutiques, high street stores and small markets there are plenty of unique pieces up for grabs.

Majorca Markets

A variety of markets, from intimate stalls in small villages to large markets spreading through the town, can be found across Majorca. Most tend to start early, avoiding the heat of the day and are packed away by lunch time so hit them early to find the best bargains.

Within easy reach from Palma and Alcudia the Inca Market is one of the largest and more popular Majorcan markets. Stalls selling a whole range of produce, from fruit and veg to soaps, line the streets of Inca every Thursday morning. The town is the leather capital of the Island and many market goers come here to get their own piece of famous Inca leather.

Getting There – There are lots of companies who can arrange excursions to the Inca Market for you, but a direct train runs from Palma and will cost you around €2. Public buses also run from nearby Alcudia.

For something a little quieter head to the Selva market. The small village of Selva is located just outside of Inca and comes alive every Wednesday. This quaint market has the usual variety of stalls selling fruit and veg, flowers and clothing.

Shop the Spanish High Street

Palma Town

Palma Town

For serious shoppers there are plenty of shopping centres and boutiques around Majorca, offering one-off pieces and familiar high street chains. Why not make your shopping trip a family day out? Porto Pi can be found near Cala Mayor and is the largest shopping centre in the city. Spend the day here shopping at UK high street favourites, like Zara and Mango, followed by a visit to Porto Pi’s cinema or bowling alley.

Getting There – Direct buses run from nearby resorts, including Palma Nova and Magaluf.

The tree-lined Passeig del Born in Palma is a great shopping location. A short walk through the pedestrianised street and you’ll find all thehigh street favourites close together. Take one of the side streets from the Passeig Born and you’ll be in designer heaven. Small boutiques such as Yvonne Rohe and Piel de Gallina stock vintage and modern designs, from the likes of Diana Von Furstenberg and Juicy Couture. Once you’ve shopped head towards La Llonja at the bottom of Passeig del Born and drop into one the bars for a refreshingly cold drink in the sunshine.

Article by Simon Lucas

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