The municipality of Felanitx is located in the southeast of the island and is still a very unspoiled place in Mallorca. The area still has all of its Mallorcan and traditional charm, but is still very well connected to the airport and Palma thanks to the soon to be completed motorway to Campos. Most of the natural beaches are in the southeast of Mallorca, and some of them are among the most beautiful (Caló d’es Moro, Cala Llombards, Cala Santanyi, Cala Mitjana, Cala Sa Nau…). The municipality includes Cas Concos, Es Carritxó, s’Horta, Son Valls, Son Mesquida, Son Negre, Son Prohens, Portocolom, Cala Ferrera and Cala Serena.
The history of Felanitx begins around 2000 BC. where the first settlers settled the Santueri Castle and the “Puig de Sa Mola”. Since 1913, Felanitx has also been known for its wine cultivation, including the huge building “El Sindicato” which was a wine factory founded by Bartolomé Vaquero Veny. The wine grown and produced was only sold in the municipality of Felanitx until 1923.
In addition to stunning natural beaches and delicious red wine, Felanitx offers much more. Especially the local products are in great demand. But where do we actually find these products?
The weekly market in Felanitx
The weekly market takes place in the village every Sunday, from 9am to around 2pm, the perfect plan for what tends to be a quiet Sunday on the rest of the island. Here you will find many local products, from fresh vegetables and fruit directly from the neighboring field, to spices, sweets and beach towels. All the bars are open and when the sun is shining you can have a leisurely breakfast right on the Plaza de las Palmeras (a little tip; try the bocadillo with warm sobrasada or with “camaiot” and cheese!).
On the market there are also many stalls with clothes, leather goods, tools, bouncy castles, musicians, etc.. In some streets there are a few small stalls with chickens, geese and peacocks.
Take the opportunity to get some sobrasadas or longanizas for friends and relatives in Germany and enjoy the typical Mallorcan hustle and bustle.
In the market hall in the middle of “Calle Major” you will also find cheese, cold cuts and fresh fish directly from the fishermen of Portocolom. The local slaughterhouse “Es Ramaders” also has a stand here, which works closely with the farmers of the area. Pickled olives and hot peppers, as well as beautiful flowers and bouquets.