We love having you stay with us at Zafiro Hotels and having the chance to make sure that you make the most of a wonderful holiday in Mallorca and Menorca. That’s why we offer an extensive programme of activities and experiences in our hotels, along with suggestions for some great things that you really should not miss this summer: festivals, markets, fairs, sports events… a great choice of attractions and experiences to make your holiday simply unforgettable.
- Markets in Mallorca and Menorca
- Weekly markets
- Sports events
- Popular fairs and festivals
- Museums in Mallorca and Menorca
- Iconic locations
MARKETS IN MALLORCA AND MENORCA
- Organic market in Palma with a great choice of local products: Tuesday and Saturday from 8am to 2pm in the Plaza de los Patines.
- Craft market in Sa Pobla to accompany the “Nit de tapes” food festival: every Wednesday in September and October from 6pm to 11pm in the Plaza Mayor in Sa Pobla.
- Farmers’ market in Ciutadella: Wednesday and Saturday from 8am to 2pm in the Plaza de la Llibertat.
- Craft market in Ciutadella (only products made by master craftspeople): Monday and Friday from 7pm to midnight in the Plaza d'es Born. Also on Wednesdays from June 15 to September 1.
- Summer night market in Alcúdia (until the end of September): Wednesday to Saturday from 6pm to 10pm on the Passeig Marítim in Port d'Alcúdia.
- Palma: Olivar Market, Monday to Saturday from 7am to 2:30pm, Friday from 7am to 8pm
- Santa Ponsa: every day from 7pm to midnight on the Gran Via Puig de Galatzó in Santa Ponsa.
- Palmanova: every day from 7pm to midnight on the Paseo del Mar in Palmanova.
- Muro: Sunday from 8am to 1pm in the Plaza Comte d'Empùries.
- Valldemossa: Sunday from 8am to 1pm in the car park of the Tourist Office.
- Sóller: Saturday from 8am to 1pm in the Plaza del Mercat.
- Ciutadella (from June 1 to September 30): Monday to Thursday from 7pm to midnight and Friday to Sunday from 5pm to 1am on Pere Canlloc Street.
Palma Marathon: a great idea for the October long weekend. Sign up for one of the races at the Palma Marathon (marathon, half marathon or 10km) and enjoy a beautiful course that passes through some of the most iconic locations in the city: the Palma Bay seafront promenade, the area around the cathedral, the historic centre...
- WHERE: Palma de Mallorca
- WHEN: 15 October 2023
- More information: https://www.palmademallorcamarathon.com/
FAIRS AND FESTIVALS
Sant Joan Festival in Ciutadella: Menorca's most iconic festival is home to a great choice of cultural activities and parties, accompanied by music, dance, fire and fantastic traditional cuisine. One of the biggest attractions is the bonfires, and there are also shows that feature beautiful horses and very skilful riders dressed in elegant traditional costumes.
- WHERE: Ciutadella (Menorca)
- WHEN: June 17-25, 2023
- More information: https://ajciutadella.org/
Alcúdia festival: The historic centre of this beautiful Mallorcan town plays host to a lively craft, livestock, agricultural, food and business festival. The event is accompanied by a wide range of family, musical and cultural activities, etc.
- WHERE: Alcudia (Mallorca)
- WHEN: first weekend of October 2023
- More information: https://www.alcudia.net/ajuntament/es/Municipi/fires-festes-mercats/
Botifarró festival in Sant Joan: toasted rustic bread and traditional botifarró sausages take centre stage in this homage to a traditional local product. The festival also includes music, dance and a choice of recreational activities for all ages.
- WHERE: San Joan (Menorca)
- WHEN: first weekend of October 2023
- More information: https://ajsantjoan.net/ca/fires-festes-i-mercats
Calvià Autumn Food Festival: this food festival is an unbeatable chance to learn more about all the secrets of Mallorcan cuisine and savour fantastic dishes at very affordable prices.
- WHERE: Palmanova (Mallorca)
- WHEN: every Friday in October
- More information: https://visitcalvia.org/mostra-de-cuines-de-calvia
Fresh Fish Weekend and Llampuga Festival: culinary events for sampling fresh Mallorcan fish, including a tapas night, tastings of dishes prepared with llampuga fish, music, dancing and much more.
- WHERE: Cala Ratjada Port (Capdepera)
- WHEN: October 13 and 14
- More information: https://www.ajcapdepera.net/es/noticias/fin-de-semana-del-pescado-fresco-y-xviiii-muestra-de-la-llampuga-en-cala-rajada
Joan Miró Foundation: the best way to discover the works of Joan Miró and learn more about the artist’s creative process. An extensive art collection with 134 paintings, 762 drawings, 25 sculptures and 300 works by other artists, all on exhibition in the place where the artist lived and worked for almost 3 decades.
- WHERE: Saridakis Street, 29, Palma (Mallorca)
- WHEN: Tuesday to Saturday from 10am to 7pm, Sundays and holidays from 10am to 3pm
- More information: https://miromallorca.com/es/fundacion/fundacio-miro-mallorca/
Es Baluard Museum: located on top of the ancient defensive wall around Palma, it is one of the largest and most iconic museums in Mallorca. It features more than 500 works of modern and contemporary art by renowned local and international artists.
- WHERE: Plaza Porta de Santa Catalina 10, Palma (Mallorca)
- WHEN: Tuesday to Saturday from 10am to 8pm, Sunday from 10am to 3pm
- More information: https://www.esbaluard.org/
Andratx Contemporary Art Centre: a venue that showcases modern art, including a collection of photos, paintings and sculptures, as well as workshops for artists that can also be visited.
- WHERE: Estanyera 2, Andratx (Mallorca)
- WHEN: Tuesday to Friday from March to October, from 10:30am to 7pm, and from 10:30am to 4pm on the weekends and public holidays
- More information: https://ccandratx.eu/
Can Saura: a 17th-century mansion in the old town of Ciutadella which is now home to the Municipal Museum.
- WHERE: Carrer del Santíssim, nº 2, Ciudadela (Menorca)
- WHEN: Tuesday to Saturday from 10:30am to 1:30pm and from 6pm to 9:30pm.
- More information: https://www.ajciutadella.org/Contingut.aspx?IdPub=41050
Palma Arab Baths: One of the few examples of Muslim architecture that still remain in the Balearic capital. The baths date back to the 11th century and were probably part of a Muslim nobleman’s palace.
- WHERE: Can Serra Street, 7, 07001 Palma (Mallorca)
- WHEN: every day from 9:30am to 8pm
- More information: https://palmavirtual.palma.cat/portal/PALMA/turismo/contenedor1.jsp?seccion=s_floc_d4_v1.jsp&contenido=553&tipo=1&nivel=1400&layout=contenedor1.jsp&codResi=1&language=es&codMenu=851
Yannick and Ben Jakober Sculpture Park (Sa Bassa Blanca Museum): a perfect combination of art, architecture and nature. One of the biggest attractions is the large animal sculptures that visitors can also touch. This outdoor space is a great place to visit with kids.
- WHERE: Camí del Coll Baix- Es Mal Pas, Alcúdia (Mallorca)
- WHEN: Wednesday to Saturday from 10am to 6pm
- More information: https://www.msbb.org/
Naveta de Tudons: the most famous prehistoric monument in the Balearic Islands. It is a kind of tomb, reminiscent of an upside-down ship, which can only be found in Menorca and was used for collective burials.
- WHERE: Road from Mahón to Ciutadella (4km from Ciutadella, Menorca)
- WHEN: Tuesday to Saturday from 9am to 8:15pm, Sunday from 9am to 3:15pm and entrance free on Monday
- More information: https://www.menorcatalayotica.info/ca/Naveta_des_Tudons/10664