Farmers´market, galleries and best restaurants in Mallorca.
Santanyi, the charming village in the south east of Mallorca is known by its farmers´ market, taking place Wednesday and Saturday. Indeed, Saturday is the day when the cosy village changes into a buzzle town, when tourists and locals come from all over the island to breath the unique atmosphere in the tiny streets around the church. It´s not just fruits, cheese and vegetables to be offered but also artwork at lovely galleries and home decoration. The best place for shopping in Mallorca.
And on Saturday, it´s worth to weak up earlier and enjoy a delicious breakfast in one of the restaurants in Santanyi. Restaurant N°7 is one of those restaurants ideal for breakfast – set next to the church, offering a homemade breakfast buffet and all with views to the market. Go for the sweets, freshly baked cakes, good bread, home made white cheese and jams and all you need for a healthy start into your market day. Restaurant N°7 is part of the boutique Hotel Santanyi and owned by excellent German hosts Silke und Martin Berdan.
After a good breakfast it´s time for shopping! Stroll along the tiny streets, watch farmers selling fresh vegetables and visit the galleries to get inspired for home decoration. Market stands are usually open from 9am to 2pm and it´s worth to negotiate, taste local food before buying and talk to the locals. Market day is fun, shopping and typical life!
Getting hungry again? No prob, most restaurants in Santanyi offer a lunch card, specially on Saturday. But don´t be surprised when you meet the same people again for lunch as you did for breakfast at Restaurant N°7, sitting between fassade and market stalls. Restaurant N°7 is a great place to watch people passing, drinking a cold glass of wine and eating a light salad with pasta. All after a busy day at the Santanyi market.
Even when the market closes it´s worth to stay in the area of Santanyi. I highly recommend to go to Cala Figuera, only 10 minutes drive from Santanyi. Cala Figuera is a charming fishermen village with an amazing fjord, two arms from the sea going inland. The lovely walking path leads from the fish hall around the 2 fjords. Make a break in the shadow of the pine trees and enjoy the view to the deep blue sea, the small llauts (Mallorcan boats) and the colorful houses along the fjord.
Longing for a visit in Santanyi, strolling along the stands of the farmers´market and having a good lunch amid the scenery? Remember, the farmers´market takes place every Wednesday and Saturday, starting around 9am. Hurry up if you want to have breakfast at Restaurant N°7 or come back for lunch. The restaurant is open for dinner, too!
How to get to Restaurant N°7:
Text: Nicole Rose