Palma has an exceptional gastronomic offer, with a wide variety of bars and restaurants that cover a surprising diversity of experiences. But it also has a network of markets with a unique personality. In them you can enjoy the authentic local life, which is mixed with the visits of tourists and travelers in search not only of product and gastronomic experiences but also of a unique and stimulating environment.
In the markets of Palma, local, national and international produce is bought, but the product just bought by the customer is also covered, tasted and even cooked and enjoyed.
The largest market in Palma, the Mercat de l’Olivar, is precisely the closest to the Art Hotel Palma. It is only a 5 minute walk away. The shortest way is going up the stairs that are on the left when leaving the hotel, until you reach the Plaza Mayor. There, you have to stand in the center and go to the exit on the left, which will take you into the bustling and commercial Calle San Miguel. At about 300 meters and, after leaving behind the church of San Miguel, you will find the Plaza de l’Olivar, on the right, where the large market building stands out. Undoubtedly, it is the one that exposes the most variety of possibilities: from having sushi or oysters at the fishmonger, to tasting wines and sausages.
About 20 minutes walk is the Santa Catalina market, in one of the most fashionable neighborhoods for its large number of restaurants and terraces. It is a smaller market but with a special charm. It is more dedicated to the local product, although its atmosphere is very cosmopolitan due to the great variety of foreign residents in the area. The small bars inside are typical, where you can enjoy authentic Mallorcan dishes. To get to this market from the hotel, you have to go down to Las Ramblas and, on the left, walk along Calle Unió and Jaime III, cross Paseo Mallorca until you reach Vía Argentina. Taking this street towards the sea, you will find Aníbal street on your right, which will lead you directly to the market.
Another interesting market is that of Pere Garau, which combines the multicultural atmosphere of the neighborhood with great local authenticity. In the square that welcomes it, the farmers meet every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., to sell their fresh products. The great peculiarity of this outdoor market is that it is the only one in the city where live animals are still sold.
To get there from the Art Hotel Palma, it is advisable to walk 10 minutes to Plaza de España and from there take line 5 or line 16 of the EMT bus.
Art Hotel Palma
Costa de’n Sintes, 6
07003 Palma de Mallorca
Tel.: (+34) 871 600 030