Exclusive clothes, quality crafts, typical products of Mallorca or the best delicacies that this Mediterranean island has to offer… With such an infinite number of possibilities, it is not surprising that you want to spend an afternoon shopping in Mallorca, since here you will have a large number of shops, markets and shopping malls at your disposal to spend a pleasant day buying everything you want.
Both in the island’s capital, Palma de Mallorca, and in the surrounding area, you have several choices to do all the shopping you want. Read on to find the most popular and some of the most unusual places on the island.
The best shopping streets
On the largest of the Balearic Islands you can find many shops of the best brands, artisans with their own shops, exclusive boutiques and the best-known commercial brands in the world. In Palma de Mallorca all kinds of shops open their doors for all tastes and all pockets.
Sant Miquel Street
Discovering the charms of Palma de Mallorca is an essential activity during your visit to Mallorca. Thus, in search of the capital’s Plaça Major, you will most definitely go past Carrer Sant Miquel, a pedestrian area where street artists and passers-by cross paths for most of the day. So much so that it is said to be one of the busiest pedestrian streets in the city. Here you will have 600 meters full of shops selling clothes, shoes, accessories… If you like typical Majorcan products and you don’t have time to go to Inca, here you can buy quality shoes made from the famous leather of this town.
Arriving by taxi in Palma de Mallorca to this imposing street and letting yourself be carried away by the amazing shop windows you will come across sounds like an ideal plan to disconnect from the beach for a while. Here you’ll find the best-known brands on the market at affordable prices along with some more luxurious brands such as Cartier and even an ‘El Corte Inglés’ department store.
Passeig del Born
Here you will find one of the most expensive square meters in Mallorca, and it is not surprising. On this stately walk located just a few meters away from the marina you will discover the most exclusive brands in such historic buildings as Casa Solleric, a small palace built in the 18th century, or Can Alomar. Here you will find shops by the most exclusive designers on the planet and delicious restaurants to taste the best of Majorcan cuisine.
Shopping centers in Mallorca
If you prefer an enclosed area where you have all the services and shops you need at hand, you should know that in Mallorca you will also find a great amount of shopping centers where you can spend the day. Furthermore, it is ideal if you have a rental car in Mallorca, as it will be incredibly easy for you to park in the vicinity.
Mallorca Fashion Outlet
It is an open-air shopping center covered by tarpaulins that will protect you from the heat on the hottest summer days. Up to 60 clothing stores and a large selection of restaurants are located here so you can spend a whole day shopping and have time to find for the best bargains and discounts on the island. This shopping center is just over 10 minutes away from the capital, and is open every day of the week, so you have no excuse to visit if you want to go shopping during your stay.
FAN Mallorca Shopping
Another excellent place to go shopping in Mallorca is FAN Mallorca Shopping, the largest shopping centre on the island. With a total of 120 shops, here you will find all the retail brands you can imagine, a large number of restaurants, and some multiplex cinemas so you won’t miss the latest releases. In addition to all this, you should know that it is an ideal place to visit with children, because, while you try on all the clothes you want and do your own shopping, the little ones can have a great time playing in Dock 39, the shopping Centre’s leisure and play area.
We are moving away from Palma de Mallorca and going to the neighboring Porto Pi. Here you will find a large selection of shops of all kinds, from fashion, accessories, toys, sports and even beauty and perfume products. Without a doubt, if you need to do any shopping, this is your place. You will also find a large number of bars and restaurants, as well as being the location of the Casino de Mallorca.
Son Moix Shopping Centre
We return to Palma to tell you about the last of the shopping centers where you can go shopping in Mallorca. It is the Son Moix Shopping Centre, named after the football stadium of the same name. Here you have another ‘El Corte Inglés’ department store and a good range of restaurants to get your strength back and keep on shopping.
The best markets in Mallorca
We continue with our article on where to go shopping in Mallorca, approaching the world of street markets. In this section you will find a large number of options to visit typical markets in the most beautiful villages of Mallorca and buy some souvenirs to take home. Furthermore, with ROIG Bus’s Mallorca Bus Tours, you can visit them in an easy and incredibly comfortable way. So, let’s see which are the most interesting and when you can visit them:
Santa Catalina market
The Santa Catalina indoor market, in Palma de Mallorca, is the ideal place to taste the best fresh products of the island. With several bars and restaurants hidden between the stalls, a walk through this market is synonymous with an explosion of intense flavors and aromas that you will never forget. During your walk, don’t miss its cooking workshops that take place on Tuesdays and Saturdays. In addition, during these same days, a clothing market is held outside the enclosure.
You can visit the market between 7:00h and 17:00h every day from Monday to Saturday.
Palma’s night market
One of the most singular markets is the one located in Passeig de Sagrera, in the capital of Mallorca. Here, between May and October, craftsmen, ceramists and other vendors gather to present their handmade products. From 7 pm to midnight you can come to the market and walk among the small stalls lit up by dim lights that will make this an incredibly special experience.
In the heart of the town of Artà, in the northwest of the island, a municipal market is held every Tuesday morning. The pedestrian streets of this town are full of shops where you will find clothes and leather goods, handmade souvenirs, ceramics and typical food of the island. Between 9:00 am and 2:00 pm, stroll through the streets of Artà, do your shopping and take the opportunity to discover one of the best coves in Mallorca, which is located in the vicinity of the town center, Cala Mesquida.
Market of Alcúdia
Every Tuesday and Thursday, on the Passeig Mare de Déu de la Victòria you will find the market of the town of Alcúdia, where seasonal fruit and vegetables give color to the streets of the center. There are also a large number of shops where you can buy shoes, clothes for all members of the family, accessories of all kinds and even electronics. Go inside its walls and walk around the stately homes in the center during your visit. Don’t forget to visit the Sa Bassa Blanca museum, one of the most interesting museums in Mallorca.
Port Portals Christmas Market
If you visit Mallorca at Christmas, you cannot miss the best holiday markets on the island, especially the one in Port Portals, which is undoubtedly the most complete. It is ideal for the whole family. In addition to stalls where you can buy seasonal decorations and a Christmas tree, children will have a great time with the children’s workshops and film sessions that are organized, while adults can enjoy live music from mid-December to early January in a very special setting.
Now that you know where to go shopping in Mallorca, all you have to do is choose your car hire in Mallorca with ROIG and enjoy your stay at your own pace. And remember, if you have other suggestions about places to do some unique shopping on the island, don’t hesitate to leave us a comment just below.