SINEU MARKET. A journey to mediaeval Mallorca
In Sineu a market that got started in 1306 by King James II is still held every Wednesday; historically it is one of the most important markets held on Mallorca. Sineu and other towns in the county have traditionally worked in agriculture and livestock, and this market became the main commercial clearinghouse among the farmers on the island where they could buy and sell animals and products. The stalls are set up in the Plaza del Fossar square in front of the church – where years ago the dead were buried – and the surrounding streets. This market has become a tourist attraction, and while there you can savour local treats like a good dish of frit accompanied by a glass of wine in the village bars.
On the first Sunday of every May Sineu celebrates its fair, the oldest and most popular in the country. It was set up by a privilege granted by King Sancho in 1318. You can find anything and everything at this fair: fruit, vegetables, plants, clothing, animals, chairs, flower pots… but you have to get there early as it’s so jammed by midday that it’s almost impossible to move.
Sineu Town Hall
Sant Francesc, 10
Tel.: (+34) 971 520 027
Fax: (+34) 971 855 063
- How to get there
Palma-Sa Pobla MA-13A motorway until Inca. At Inca head towards Sineu on MA-3240 motorway.
8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Cellers. Sineu is brimming with cellers, former wine cellars now turned into outstanding restaurants featuring traditional cuisine, where you can savour dishes like frit and arròs brut.
Sineu Fair. On the first Sunday of every May, Sineu celebrates the largest and oldest fair in Pla de Mallorca selling fruit, vegetables, animals, crafts… It’s a good idea to get there early.