Not long ago, I blogged about our fun sightseeing trip to Palma and now I share our trip Pollensa Sunday Market in more detail! This was a family trip that we had planned a year ahead. It did take us awhile to decide the location but once we did, my sister found a villa that could fit all 11 of us at a reasonable price. Best of all, we could cancel anytime without any costs.
Pollensa Sunday Market, Palma is a place recommended by my sister’s friend and also features on Trip Advisor. The market is only open every Sunday, and held in Pollença, the oldest part of the town. This market has 300 stalls where you can find food, crafts, shoes, clothes, plants and a lot more! I think given the time of the year, there were not as many stalls as this reported figure. But we did spend at least 3 hours there. We drove there from our villa and it took about 40 minutes. It was a very straightforward road to the location and finding car parking can be tough. The streets were packed with cars but we got lucky and were able to find a spot quite quickly.
At the centre of the town, there were a lot of fruit and vegetable stalls and also sweets, honey and cheese stalls! We bought a lot of fresh fruit like big and juicy strawberries, avocados, bananas and apples! We nearly lost my mum and sisters there! It was raining but they just couldn’t stop browsing and buying fruits, despite the weather! Do note that most of the stalls close around 1 to 2 pm.
Santa Maria dels Angels church is right next to the market. It’s a small but beautiful church and is worth checking out! It’s free to enter (opening hours: every day from 11.00am to 1.00pm and 3.00pm to 5.00pm), but of course, donations are welcome at the front. I particularly love their works of art! It’s such a beautiful building.
We then walked around the old town and found the 365 Calvary Steps. Just at the start of the Calvary Steps, there are a few cafés and shops to stop by! We had a lovely breakfast there! Do note that some shops are closed on Sunday.
Partway up the Calvary Steps, there are a few shops selling crafts and olive etc. Both my sisters spent nearly half an hour picking olive oil, roasted almond and gin! It was quite a small shop but it stocked all kinds of unique olive oils!
Once you reach the top of the steps, there is a tiny church built between 1795-99 which oversees the view of Pollensa. The church floor design is slightly elliptical with a semi-circular shape apse and a sculptured group of the crucified Christ with the Virgin at his feet, from the XIVth century.
Going up seemed to take a long time but coming back down was much better. We had a lot of fun exploring the town and we would recommend a visit if you visit Majorca!