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Jan
17
Sun
Felanitx Market – Majorca @ Felanitx
Jan 17 all-day
Felanitx Market - Majorca @ Felanitx | Felanitx | Illes Balears | Spain

Felanitx is a fairly large town situated a few miles inland from Majorca’s east coast.

It takes about 20 minutes or so to get there from resorts such as Cala d’Or and Porto Colom by car.

In addition, there are both arranged trips and local bus services that will get you there. Felanitx market makes a great day out.

The best day to visit the market at Felanitx (pronounced fel-an-ich) is on a Sunday.

The local police close off the narrow streets that cut through the middle of the town, so that the many market folk can set out there wares on the temporary stalls they erect.

Stalls, Shops and Cafes

You need to make an early start though, the stallholders will have been there since about six o’clock, and especially in high summer, the heat will be getting unbearable if you leave it much after 10am!

The other thing is to allow plenty of time to walk down from the top of Felanitx market to the bottom taking in the many goods on sale as you go.

There are leather goods, clothing, shoes, toys and much more. The shops that are permanent fixtures in the streets are open too!

Once down in the main town square, there are plenty of outdoor cafes where refreshment may be taken – as indeed there are on the way down too!

Vendors selling all manner of snacks also punctuate the route and, as you shuffle down the narrow streets past all the stalls, many typical Mallorcan ‘fast foods’ can be found, such as cold meat pies (Empanadas).

Felanitx Market Square

As one approaches the main square, the haunting ‘pan’ pipe music will be heard performed by a group of musicians who both play the music and offer CD’s for sale featuring their repertoire – you can even buy your own pan pipes from them.

There is nothing better on a warm summer’s morning than relaxing in the square with a coffee and listening to the music.

Once fortified, you can them start the journey back to the ‘top’ of the market by retracing your steps and taking in the stalls you missed on the way down.

Don’t be afraid to haggle if you spot something you want to buy – a price can usually be arrived at!

The rule of thumb is – if there is no price displayed, they expect a ‘haggle’.

Don’t forget to have a look in the Felanitx Market Hall as well, you cannot miss it as it lies just behind the large church.

In there you will see fruit, fish and veg unlike the regimented shapes and sizes usually found in your local supermarket.

The market at Felanitx is a great way to spend a long lazy morning – give it a try if you can!


Summary
Event
Felanitx Market - Majorca
Location
Felanitx,Majorca
A guide to the vibrant street market at Felanitx Majorca. Includes photos and map to Felanitx market.
Jan
18
Mon
San Sebastian Festival in Majorca @ Palma de Mallorca
Jan 18 – Jan 22 all-day
San Sebastian Festival in Majorca @ Palma de Mallorca | Palma | Balearic Islands | Spain

After the Christmas holiday season, Palma de Majorca celebrates the patron saint of Palma – San Sebastian – on the 20th of January. The complete program can be checked at Palma de Majorca’s website. Sebastian was a Roman Captain in Majorca who converted to Christianity and was tortured for abandoning the Roman gods. As he survived the torturing, he became a protector of Christianity in Majorca, taking care of the sick and needed. The Romans sentenced him to stoning and then threw his body into the sewers as a lesson.

The celebrations start on the 19th with traditional activities where giants dance and human castles are made before lighting barbecues in the main streets of the city where neighbours and visitors can enjoy Majorca’s meats while preparing for a night of music. At 22:00 concerts in 10 different squares of the city start. Each square plays different styles of music for both young and old to enjoy the celebrations.

On the 20th popular meals are prepared in Bellver’s Castle and in the afternoon traffic is blocked to enjoy cycling activities around the city, as well as children’s activities in different areas of Palma de Majorca.

Then on the coming Saturday there is the grand ending of the celebrations with fireworks and ‘correfocs’, a show called aTIÀr FOC. At 20:00 the devils come out to ‘burn’ the city. During the next 2 hours the devils will run through the streets, followed by the people, dancing with fire and sparkles. Appropriate clothing, including eye protection, is a must. At 22:00 everybody meets in front of the cathedral to enjoy the closure of the celebrations and the fireworks.


Summary
Event
San Sebastian Festival in Majorca
Location
Palma de Majorca,Majorca
Details of the annual San Sebastian festival in Palma de Mallorca. Includes location map and photos.
Jan
19
Tue
San Sebastian Festival in Majorca @ Palma de Mallorca
Jan 19 – Jan 23 all-day
San Sebastian Festival in Majorca @ Palma de Mallorca | Palma | Balearic Islands | Spain

After the Christmas holiday season, Palma de Majorca celebrates the patron saint of Palma – San Sebastian – on the 20th of January. The complete program can be checked at Palma de Majorca’s website. Sebastian was a Roman Captain in Majorca who converted to Christianity and was tortured for abandoning the Roman gods. As he survived the torturing, he became a protector of Christianity in Majorca, taking care of the sick and needed. The Romans sentenced him to stoning and then threw his body into the sewers as a lesson.

The celebrations start on the 19th with traditional activities where giants dance and human castles are made before lighting barbecues in the main streets of the city where neighbours and visitors can enjoy Majorca’s meats while preparing for a night of music. At 22:00 concerts in 10 different squares of the city start. Each square plays different styles of music for both young and old to enjoy the celebrations.

On the 20th popular meals are prepared in Bellver’s Castle and in the afternoon traffic is blocked to enjoy cycling activities around the city, as well as children’s activities in different areas of Palma de Majorca.

Then on the coming Saturday there is the grand ending of the celebrations with fireworks and ‘correfocs’, a show called aTIÀr FOC. At 20:00 the devils come out to ‘burn’ the city. During the next 2 hours the devils will run through the streets, followed by the people, dancing with fire and sparkles. Appropriate clothing, including eye protection, is a must. At 22:00 everybody meets in front of the cathedral to enjoy the closure of the celebrations and the fireworks.


Summary
Event
San Sebastian Festival in Majorca
Location
Palma de Majorca,Majorca
Details of the annual San Sebastian festival in Palma de Mallorca. Includes location map and photos.
Jan
20
Wed
San Sebastian Festival in Majorca @ Palma de Mallorca
Jan 20 – Jan 24 all-day
San Sebastian Festival in Majorca @ Palma de Mallorca | Palma | Balearic Islands | Spain

After the Christmas holiday season, Palma de Majorca celebrates the patron saint of Palma – San Sebastian – on the 20th of January. The complete program can be checked at Palma de Majorca’s website. Sebastian was a Roman Captain in Majorca who converted to Christianity and was tortured for abandoning the Roman gods. As he survived the torturing, he became a protector of Christianity in Majorca, taking care of the sick and needed. The Romans sentenced him to stoning and then threw his body into the sewers as a lesson.

The celebrations start on the 19th with traditional activities where giants dance and human castles are made before lighting barbecues in the main streets of the city where neighbours and visitors can enjoy Majorca’s meats while preparing for a night of music. At 22:00 concerts in 10 different squares of the city start. Each square plays different styles of music for both young and old to enjoy the celebrations.

On the 20th popular meals are prepared in Bellver’s Castle and in the afternoon traffic is blocked to enjoy cycling activities around the city, as well as children’s activities in different areas of Palma de Majorca.

Then on the coming Saturday there is the grand ending of the celebrations with fireworks and ‘correfocs’, a show called aTIÀr FOC. At 20:00 the devils come out to ‘burn’ the city. During the next 2 hours the devils will run through the streets, followed by the people, dancing with fire and sparkles. Appropriate clothing, including eye protection, is a must. At 22:00 everybody meets in front of the cathedral to enjoy the closure of the celebrations and the fireworks.


Summary
Event
San Sebastian Festival in Majorca
Location
Palma de Majorca,Majorca
Details of the annual San Sebastian festival in Palma de Mallorca. Includes location map and photos.
Sineu’s Market in Majorca @ Sineu's Market
Jan 20 all-day
Sineu's Market in Majorca @ Sineu's Market | Sineu | Illes Balears | Spain

In 1306 King Jaume II inaugurated Sineu market and it has been open every Wednesday since. The locals visit the market mainly for live stock, fruits, vegetables, cheese, cold meats and tools, but they also shop alongside the tourists for clothing, leather bags, handcrafts, etc…

To visit Sineu market, you can travel either by train or by car (we advise parking near the train station) and prepare yourself for a full morning trading… it is a big market! The market has lots of atmosphere, as all the bars in town will be open, offering traditional Majorcan snacks such as “pa amb oli” (brown bread with oil, tomato and cheese or cold meats) or “frit” (traditional fried pork, potatoes, onion, liver, kidneys, peppers and tomatoes).

Sineu Market

During your visit the market, you’ll be able to also enjoy this royal town. You’ll walk around the stalls setup in the market square, continuing through the narrow stone streets going up to Sta Maria’s Church, passing the old “Palau dels Reis de Mallorca” (Kings of Majorca Palace), the Town Hall located in an old convent, and the surrounding streets where you’ll find crosses, medieval drinking wells / watering holes, and the monument to Francesc Alomar, a local cyclist who died in 1955.

Sineu’s Santa Maria Church

Santa Maria’s Church is dated from 1248, but after a serious fire, required to be rebuild in 1505 maintaining the original Gothic style. Next to the church, in front of the original cemetery, in the rectory, a medieval pottery exhibition can be visited.

The copper winged lion which you’ll see next to it dates from 1845 and represents Saint Mark.

The King’s of Majorca Palace was built by James II of Majorca in the 14th Century over the top of a Muslim building, as his second official residency. Nowadays cloister nuns inhabit the palace as since 1583.

On your way back to the car, stopping at the Art’s Centre, might be well worth your time to enjoy some contemporary artist’s exhibitions. The centre is located in the train station building, which dates from beginning of the 20th century.


Summary
Event
Sineu's Market in Majorca
Location
Sineu,
Since 1306 every Wednesday, the market is open in Sineu. The market is ideal for buying local cheeses and cold meats, vegetables, fruits, live stock, leather bags, clothes, tools and handicrafts.
Jan
21
Thu
Inca’s Market in Majorca @ Inca Majorca
Jan 21 all-day
Inca's Market in Majorca @ Inca Majorca | Inca | Balearic Islands | Spain

Since the 13th century the market has been open in Inca every Thursday. This market is one of the biggest in Majorca and it is ideal to buy leather products, jewellery, handcrafts, clothes, plants and other goods.The best way to travel to the market is by train, as it starts right next to the station, this also means you won’t have to find car parking.

Every Thursday, Inca opens its weekly street market as it has done since the 13th century. Market traders from all over Majorca travel to Inca for this colourful and vibrant market, making it one of the biggest markets in Majorca. It specialises in leather goods, but you’ll be able to shop and bargain for absolutely everything from leather, clothing bags, fruits and vegetables, plants, handicrafts,…

This market has a mix of stalls with set prices and traders who love to haggle. So get ready to get real deals. Even if you are not in the mood to shop, you’ll enjoy walking around the different stalls, enjoying local olive-wood handcrafts, jewellery stalls, craft works, …

Inca is considered the “Leather City” of Majorca, it is located right at the centre of the island on the main road from Palma to Alcudia in the North. It is also the train interchange from Palma to Manacor in the East.

The best way to get to the market is by train as the market starts right at the foot of the station in the centre of Inca. Remember to get to the market early to get the best deals!


Summary
Event
Inca's Market in Majorca
Location
Inca, Majorca,
Street market selling leather goods, textiles, pottery and general merchandise.
San Sebastian Festival in Majorca @ Palma de Mallorca
Jan 21 – Jan 25 all-day
San Sebastian Festival in Majorca @ Palma de Mallorca | Palma | Balearic Islands | Spain

After the Christmas holiday season, Palma de Majorca celebrates the patron saint of Palma – San Sebastian – on the 20th of January. The complete program can be checked at Palma de Majorca’s website. Sebastian was a Roman Captain in Majorca who converted to Christianity and was tortured for abandoning the Roman gods. As he survived the torturing, he became a protector of Christianity in Majorca, taking care of the sick and needed. The Romans sentenced him to stoning and then threw his body into the sewers as a lesson.

The celebrations start on the 19th with traditional activities where giants dance and human castles are made before lighting barbecues in the main streets of the city where neighbours and visitors can enjoy Majorca’s meats while preparing for a night of music. At 22:00 concerts in 10 different squares of the city start. Each square plays different styles of music for both young and old to enjoy the celebrations.

On the 20th popular meals are prepared in Bellver’s Castle and in the afternoon traffic is blocked to enjoy cycling activities around the city, as well as children’s activities in different areas of Palma de Majorca.

Then on the coming Saturday there is the grand ending of the celebrations with fireworks and ‘correfocs’, a show called aTIÀr FOC. At 20:00 the devils come out to ‘burn’ the city. During the next 2 hours the devils will run through the streets, followed by the people, dancing with fire and sparkles. Appropriate clothing, including eye protection, is a must. At 22:00 everybody meets in front of the cathedral to enjoy the closure of the celebrations and the fireworks.


Summary
Event
San Sebastian Festival in Majorca
Location
Palma de Majorca,Majorca
Details of the annual San Sebastian festival in Palma de Mallorca. Includes location map and photos.
Jan
22
Fri
San Sebastian Festival in Majorca @ Palma de Mallorca
Jan 22 – Jan 26 all-day
San Sebastian Festival in Majorca @ Palma de Mallorca | Palma | Balearic Islands | Spain

After the Christmas holiday season, Palma de Majorca celebrates the patron saint of Palma – San Sebastian – on the 20th of January. The complete program can be checked at Palma de Majorca’s website. Sebastian was a Roman Captain in Majorca who converted to Christianity and was tortured for abandoning the Roman gods. As he survived the torturing, he became a protector of Christianity in Majorca, taking care of the sick and needed. The Romans sentenced him to stoning and then threw his body into the sewers as a lesson.

The celebrations start on the 19th with traditional activities where giants dance and human castles are made before lighting barbecues in the main streets of the city where neighbours and visitors can enjoy Majorca’s meats while preparing for a night of music. At 22:00 concerts in 10 different squares of the city start. Each square plays different styles of music for both young and old to enjoy the celebrations.

On the 20th popular meals are prepared in Bellver’s Castle and in the afternoon traffic is blocked to enjoy cycling activities around the city, as well as children’s activities in different areas of Palma de Majorca.

Then on the coming Saturday there is the grand ending of the celebrations with fireworks and ‘correfocs’, a show called aTIÀr FOC. At 20:00 the devils come out to ‘burn’ the city. During the next 2 hours the devils will run through the streets, followed by the people, dancing with fire and sparkles. Appropriate clothing, including eye protection, is a must. At 22:00 everybody meets in front of the cathedral to enjoy the closure of the celebrations and the fireworks.


Summary
Event
San Sebastian Festival in Majorca
Location
Palma de Majorca,Majorca
Details of the annual San Sebastian festival in Palma de Mallorca. Includes location map and photos.
Jan
24
Sun
Felanitx Market – Majorca @ Felanitx
Jan 24 all-day
Felanitx Market - Majorca @ Felanitx | Felanitx | Illes Balears | Spain

Felanitx is a fairly large town situated a few miles inland from Majorca’s east coast.

It takes about 20 minutes or so to get there from resorts such as Cala d’Or and Porto Colom by car.

In addition, there are both arranged trips and local bus services that will get you there. Felanitx market makes a great day out.

The best day to visit the market at Felanitx (pronounced fel-an-ich) is on a Sunday.

The local police close off the narrow streets that cut through the middle of the town, so that the many market folk can set out there wares on the temporary stalls they erect.

Stalls, Shops and Cafes

You need to make an early start though, the stallholders will have been there since about six o’clock, and especially in high summer, the heat will be getting unbearable if you leave it much after 10am!

The other thing is to allow plenty of time to walk down from the top of Felanitx market to the bottom taking in the many goods on sale as you go.

There are leather goods, clothing, shoes, toys and much more. The shops that are permanent fixtures in the streets are open too!

Once down in the main town square, there are plenty of outdoor cafes where refreshment may be taken – as indeed there are on the way down too!

Vendors selling all manner of snacks also punctuate the route and, as you shuffle down the narrow streets past all the stalls, many typical Mallorcan ‘fast foods’ can be found, such as cold meat pies (Empanadas).

Felanitx Market Square

As one approaches the main square, the haunting ‘pan’ pipe music will be heard performed by a group of musicians who both play the music and offer CD’s for sale featuring their repertoire – you can even buy your own pan pipes from them.

There is nothing better on a warm summer’s morning than relaxing in the square with a coffee and listening to the music.

Once fortified, you can them start the journey back to the ‘top’ of the market by retracing your steps and taking in the stalls you missed on the way down.

Don’t be afraid to haggle if you spot something you want to buy – a price can usually be arrived at!

The rule of thumb is – if there is no price displayed, they expect a ‘haggle’.

Don’t forget to have a look in the Felanitx Market Hall as well, you cannot miss it as it lies just behind the large church.

In there you will see fruit, fish and veg unlike the regimented shapes and sizes usually found in your local supermarket.

The market at Felanitx is a great way to spend a long lazy morning – give it a try if you can!


Summary
Event
Felanitx Market - Majorca
Location
Felanitx,Majorca
A guide to the vibrant street market at Felanitx Majorca. Includes photos and map to Felanitx market.
Jan
27
Wed
Sineu’s Market in Majorca @ Sineu's Market
Jan 27 all-day
Sineu's Market in Majorca @ Sineu's Market | Sineu | Illes Balears | Spain

In 1306 King Jaume II inaugurated Sineu market and it has been open every Wednesday since. The locals visit the market mainly for live stock, fruits, vegetables, cheese, cold meats and tools, but they also shop alongside the tourists for clothing, leather bags, handcrafts, etc…

To visit Sineu market, you can travel either by train or by car (we advise parking near the train station) and prepare yourself for a full morning trading… it is a big market! The market has lots of atmosphere, as all the bars in town will be open, offering traditional Majorcan snacks such as “pa amb oli” (brown bread with oil, tomato and cheese or cold meats) or “frit” (traditional fried pork, potatoes, onion, liver, kidneys, peppers and tomatoes).

Sineu Market

During your visit the market, you’ll be able to also enjoy this royal town. You’ll walk around the stalls setup in the market square, continuing through the narrow stone streets going up to Sta Maria’s Church, passing the old “Palau dels Reis de Mallorca” (Kings of Majorca Palace), the Town Hall located in an old convent, and the surrounding streets where you’ll find crosses, medieval drinking wells / watering holes, and the monument to Francesc Alomar, a local cyclist who died in 1955.

Sineu’s Santa Maria Church

Santa Maria’s Church is dated from 1248, but after a serious fire, required to be rebuild in 1505 maintaining the original Gothic style. Next to the church, in front of the original cemetery, in the rectory, a medieval pottery exhibition can be visited.

The copper winged lion which you’ll see next to it dates from 1845 and represents Saint Mark.

The King’s of Majorca Palace was built by James II of Majorca in the 14th Century over the top of a Muslim building, as his second official residency. Nowadays cloister nuns inhabit the palace as since 1583.

On your way back to the car, stopping at the Art’s Centre, might be well worth your time to enjoy some contemporary artist’s exhibitions. The centre is located in the train station building, which dates from beginning of the 20th century.


Summary
Event
Sineu's Market in Majorca
Location
Sineu,
Since 1306 every Wednesday, the market is open in Sineu. The market is ideal for buying local cheeses and cold meats, vegetables, fruits, live stock, leather bags, clothes, tools and handicrafts.