Have you visited the Northeast before
You can haggle in Pollença every Sunday between 8 a.m. and 1.30 p.m. With around 300 stalls, the market in Pollença in the north of Mallorca is one of the largest and most beautiful weekly markets on the Balearic island. From fruit and vegetables to household goods and homemade handicrafts, everything is on offer here. Self-caterers in a holiday home can stock up on fresh Mallorcan food from the region at the Pollença market, while holidaymakers can purchase individual souvenirs for loved ones at home. Or you can just stroll from stand to stand and enjoy the atmosphere, because the atmosphere with the lively crowds in the narrow streets between Plaça Major and Plaça de les Monnares is special.
As with a visit to the Majorcan folk festivals, you can feel the typical Spanish flair here, because the market in Pollença is not only a tourist magnet, but is also visited by many locals who come from all parts of the island. That is why it can often be quite tight, especially in the summer months. If you are already here, you can also visit the small boutiques and art galleries in the old town. Every year on Easter Sunday you can experience a very special spectacle at the market in Pollença, when the elaborate processions of the regional parishes also take place. Out of joy at the resurrection of Christ, the parades are accompanied by firecrackers and rifle shots.
Offer at the Pollença market
Pollença (Castilian Pollensa) is a municipality on the Balearic island of Mallorca. Approx. 16,200 inhabitants live here and the proportion of foreigners in 2006 was 22.9%.
Local producers sell everything you need for daily life on the Pollença market. Typical Mallorcan foods such as oils, wines, pickled delicacies, olives and salt are just as much a part of the farmers' range as shoes, handicrafts, clothing and plants. In between you can taste Mallorcan delicacies such as tapas, paellas and hearty dishes from pan and pot at snack stands. Juicy red tomatoes, fragrant oranges, neon green grapes and oversized melons as far as the eye can see. The stalls are almost overflowing with tasty vegetables and fruits. You can also buy meat and sausage products such as sobrasadas, cheese in all variations, delicate almond liqueur and bright flowers at the Pollença market. Those who have had enough of shopping can enjoy the hustle and bustle in one of the cozy cafés or restaurants on Plaça Major and Plaça de les Monnares.
What else can you do around the market in Pollença?
The picturesque town at the foothills of the Tramuntana Mountains is a place steeped in history, where you can visit numerous historical sights. Many painters, musicians and writers have been inspired by Pollença. This is how Pollença received its reputation as an artist city. The old town, where the Pollença market also takes place every Sunday, is characterized by narrow, winding streets and picturesque stone houses. One of the most famous sights is the Calvary el Calvari, which can be reached via 375 steps on the dead straight, pine-lined Carrer del Calvari. There is not only the baroque chapel Eglésia del Calvari, but also a wonderful view over the roofs, the flower-adorned houses to the bay of Pollença and a small café, where you can enjoy the fantastic view with a café con leche (coffee with milk) .
In the northeast of the Balearic island there is a Mallorca that does not want to fit together with the typical image of the party holiday. Far away from the hustle and bustle of the tourist strongholds is Cala San Vicente.
The mighty church of Santa Maria dels Àngels with the huge, filigree rose window rises directly on the Plaça Major above the Sunday market in Pollença. Art lovers can visit the house and gallery of the artist Dionís Bennàssar, who died in 1967, or the museum of the sculptor Martí Vicenç. The Convent de Santo Domingo monastery with the Eglésia de Nostra Senyora del Roser church and the Roman stone bridge Pont Romà are also worth seeing. After an eventful morning of shopping at the Pollença market, a dip in the cool water at Port de Pollença beach, which is about seven kilometers from the old town, pays off.
- Weekday: Sunday
- Time: 8:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Placa Major 07460 Pollenca Illes Balears, Spain
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