Palma’s Mercat de l’Olivar: A Food Market Experience

Posted: Wednesday, 27th November 2019

When you’re ready to escape from crowded tourist spots and want to experience a slice of where the Palma locals go, visit Palma’s Mercat de l’Olivar, a covered food market near Placa d’Espanya.

Not only do the locals at this Palma market specialise in mouth-watering delicacies and locally-grown produce, but the displays of aromatic flowers, multi-coloured fruits, fresh fish, buckets of olives and handcrafted items are a cultural experience in itself.

Set aside a day to wander the stalls and taste whatever the Palma market has to offer. Pastries, fresh juice, and cheese and olives are just a few of the delights on offer. Many locals enjoy relaxing at one of the many tapas bars, while enjoying a midday coffee with a splash of brandy. Sounds like a Spanish treat you may have to adopt!

Palma’s Mercat de l’Olivar is a great place to find the perfect souvenir. Meanwhile, you’re likely to find something delicious to make for dinner. The pork chops and other varieties of meat come highly recommended, and the local farmers are always happy to give you recipe hints your tastebuds will never forget.

The Palma market is open from Monday to Thursday from 7:00 am to 12:30 pm, Friday from 2:30 pm to 8 pm, and Saturday from 7 am to 3 pm.

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