SUNDAY MARKET IN SANTA MARIA DEL CAMI, MALLORCA
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In my new category Mallorca up your life, I will share with you the best tips around this beautiful Mediterranean Island.
I planned writing about Mallorca for a long time and now I finally managed it to share my first blog post about the weekly Sunday market in Santa Maria del Cami, Mallorca. I wouldn´t write about it if I wouldn´t think that is super worth going there. Especially when you are interested in discovering local food from the Island. Keep on reading…
Weekly Sunday market in Santa Maria del Cami, Mallorca. One of the best weekly markets I know. Find local food & products from all around the Island. Fresh mallorquin fruits, typical sweets and traditional specialties can be found, discovered and tasted here. From food to flowers, and even handmade shoes from manufactures from the Island, everything can be discovered here. Enjoy a cup of coffee and fresh squeezed orange juice on the Plaza Mayor and breathe in the fantastic atmosphere looking into friendly and happy mallorquin faces.
WHERE AND HOW TO GET THERE
Santa Maria del Cami, Mallorca. A small unique mallorquin town with about 6800 residents. It is placed in the northwest of the Island and can be easily reached from Palma de Mallorca in about 30 minutes (mas o menos 23 km) following the highway to direction Inca. Follow the signs “Inca” and later “Santa Maria del Cami”. Coming from Alcudia it will take about 40 minutes to get there. You can find a big public parking area outside of the town. Try to arrive as early as possible, because during summer season it can be quite well visited. Once you found a place, just follow the crowd (Normally I wouldn´t say this, but in this case. They know the way). Enjoy wandering through the streets of Santa Maria until you arrive on the Plaza Nova where you will directly see the crowded Sunday market.
Every Sunday from 7 am until 2 pm.
It is a Sunday (esp. domingo) morning when I wake up by the first sunbeams that shine through the curtains on the window in my room. On any other day I wouldn´t get up that early when I was on holidays. But for this special occasion I was willing to make an exception. How couldn´t I? It is Sunday. And on Sundays there is this super mallorquin market in Santa Maria del Cami. You can find there the best local products. Fruits (esp. frutas), vegetables, cheese (esp. queso) and many other things from around the Island. Even handmade shoes. You can test food and stroll around the market and discover what the Mallorquin have to offer. Or just enjoy a cup of coffee directly on the Plaza and watch the happy faces of local people.
So we left the house as early we could and went to our way to the market. Good music while driving and a sunny day. It couldn´t have been any better this Sunday. We came from Santa Ponsa (southwest) and it took us about 45 minutes until we arrived in Santa Maria del Cami. We directly found a free parking place on a parking field next to the town. I was happy that there were these nice guys who helped me finding a free space. I paid them 1 Euro which was worth it. From there it takes only a few hundred meters to arrive at the market. From there on my photographing marathon started. I had so much fun walking through the beautiful Spanish streets and taking photos from everything I liked to capture. Then, first we had coffee in that well crowded Café Forn de Campos which is also a bakery.
When I decided to finally walk around I started to take a zillion photos and tried a lot of things that the friendly farmers sell there. And it is hard to say NO, because this is not accepted and you couldn´t leave without trying at least a bite. How couldn´t I just pass when I looked into all happy (esp. contentos) people faces that are so passionate about the things they sell there.
So after spending half of the day on this market and with many bags with the best products from the Island in our hands, we left this beautiful town with a wonderful happy feeling and went for lunch to Festival Park (great shopping and food tipp!). Which was the best thing to finish our trip, so far. After a great meal I went off to two beaches to take a lot more pictures that I can share with you. But this was it so far. Before other great tips will follow I hope that you enjoyed my first Mallorca guide article about the Sunday market in Santa Maria del Cami.
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THINGS TO TRY
A typical mallorquin raw and air-dried sausage with meat of pork, bacon and pepper. A spicy specialty that is mainly served on bread and best with a glass of wine or beer.
QUESO DE CABRA
MALLORQUIN ALMONDS & DRIED FRUITS
Sweet tapas dish. Consists of a potato dough that is fried in oil and later tossed in sugar. Yummie.
THE BEST ORANGES FROM MALLORCA
Not just in Sóller, but in many other mallorquin towns you can find a huge amount of orange and lemon trees. No wonder that they are so extremely delicious. They grow under the best circumstances on Mallorca. More than 300 sunny days per year and nice temperatures. Lucky for us we can enjoy them all over the Island as squeezed orange juice or just a sweet snack that gives you a lot of Vitamin C.
FLOR DE SAL FROM MACIA BATLE