The oldest market on the island has been the battling ground for merchants for 700 years now, attracting numerous locals and tourists who come to enjoy the sizzling atmosphere. Held each Wednesday from 8 am until 1 pm, it offers a variety of products where everyone finds something to their liking.
The market is synonymous with the rural town of Sineu that is located in the heart of inland Mallorca and spills across the maze of old blondstone streets where every corner has a story to tell.
The main spectacle is the trading of live animals with a tradition that goes back to 1306 - come early to witness this event, as the market is flocked by tourists who come to snap a photo of this almost extinct practice.
This very traditional market is a place where everyone will find a thing that sparks their interest. From fresh vegetables and fruits to unique crafts done by talented artisans including handmade jewelry and garments, the Sineu market has a wide offering of the most interesting objects that will make great gifts for friends and family back home. Of course, souvenirs like magnets and postcards can be found everywhere, as well as delicacies of the area such as curated cheeses, wines and pastries typical of the region.
To keep young shoppers entertained, you’ll find a great playground just by the square of Placa del Fossar where the event is held. After the shopping spree comes to an end, you can rest in one of the many bars and cafes that surround the area - Bistro 'Mara' has a great selection of tapas and simple food to energize you after a busy day. The salad with warm goats cheese and walnuts is a great choice and a guests favorite! If you have more time on your hands, the town of Sineu has quite a few spots worth visiting, like the S’Estació contemporary art museum and the Church of Santa Maria de Sineu. Right on the main square, you’ll find a lovely wine shop, La Bodega de la Rubia, where you can pick up a nice bottle to savor when you’re back on the yacht.