Santa Maria Market

One of my favourite markets in Mallorca is Santa Maria Market.

For a start, Santa Maria itself is a really beautiful inland town in Mallorca from where the views of the countryside and the Serra de Tramuntana Mountains are gorgeous.

When is Santa Maria Market?

Santa Maria Market takes place every Sunday morning in the main square in town.

During this time you can see the local women pushing and shoving to be the first served for their fruit and veg and you can see the men of the town relaxing in the sunshine sipping wine or hierbas at the outside tables of one of the bars in the square.

Santa Maria Market

Locals having breakfast in Santa Maria Market

The sellers set up stall at around 8am and the shoppers start to appear just before 9am. The market goes on until around 2pm and the busiest time is between 10am and noon.

What can you buy at Santa Maria Market?

As well as offering the usual stuff which can be found at markets all over the island, such as Alcudia Market, Inca Market and Sineu Market, Santa Maria Market also has a lot of things for locals: this is not a touristy market like the ones mentioned above. So there is a great fruit and veg section, there are stalls selling cured cheese and ham. There is an organic section and there are a few stalls selling potted plants and herbs too.

What makes Santa Maria Market charming?

The main thing that makes Santa Maria Market charming is the people; it’s so nice to mingle with the locals, listen to the banter and sit down at one of the bars to watch the market in action.

The marketplace itself also adds charm. As the market takes place in the main square, it’s central and easy to reach and is very easy to negotiate when you get there.

Just near Santa Maria Market is Jaume de Puntiro wine cellar, where they sell wine straight from the barrel as well as in bottles.

Practical Information

When? Santa Maria Market takes place every Sunday morning between 0830 and 1400.

Where? The main part of the market is in the square right in the centre of Santa Maria del Camí. Santa Maria is a 10 minute drive from Palma. Trains also run to Santa Maria from Palma and from Inca.

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Entrance fee: There is no entrance fee; it’s an outdoor market in a square. You just need the money that you are going to spend. Take small denominations and remember that payments are cash only.

Dangers: There aren’t any dangers other than petty crime. Be careful with your belongings and be on the look-out for pickpockets.

Disabled Visitors: The market is suitable for wheelchairs, as Santa Maria is completely flat. The only annoyance might be that it can get fairly crowded.

Parking: Parking on market day in Santa Maria is the trickiest thing. Parking in the centre is impossible and there are generally traffic queues backing right out of the town in all directions. The best thing to do is leave your car on the outskirts and walk.

Santa Maria Market Photos

Last time I went to Santa Maria Market I took many photos, which came out really nice. You can see them in the slideshow below.

More Markets

Don’t forget that this month our Destination of the Month is a theme rather than a place: Markets. We are discovering all markets all over the world: Some colourful, some busy and some just plain bizarre.

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What’s your favourite market? It doesn’t necessarily have to be about the shopping. Click here to read about my favourite non-shopping market experiences.

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  1. susan sykes says:

    Great photos

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