The words ‘flea market’ may be something of a turn-off but a visit to the Sunday morning Consell Flea Market is a truly authentic Mallorcan experience not to be missed.
Open early from 8am until 2pm each Sunday, the town of Consell in the centre of the island plays host to the largest and best second hand market in Mallorca.
It is vast. With over 300 stallholders displaying their wares, the sheer range of objects on sale is a sight to behold. There is something for everyone. Jewellery, antiques, books,furniture, toys, paintings, lamps, clothes, shoes, crockery, cutlery, tools, cameras, garden furniture, household items, bric-a-brac …the list is endless.
Set on a large commercial estate, the market does get very busy but the sheer size means it never feels crowded.
When you have had your fill of mooching and rummaging, there are two cafés, a large barbeque serving delicious sausages and steak sandwiches and a great pop- up bakery stall to satisfy your appetite.
There are also two fixed vintage furniture warehouses on site selling larger and more expensive items who ship worldwide, making it convenient for you to take home that special piece from Mallorca.
Large or small, I guarantee there will be something on sale that will catch your eye that will easily fit in a suitcase as a memento of your visit to this magical island.
Consell is an easy 30 minutes drive from Palma and there is ample and well organized parking available on site for a modest charge. This market sits in the heart of the wine country so make sure to pick up a bottle or two as you pass though at Bodega Jose Ferrer open on a Sunday March to October.
In Catalan the flea market is known as ‘l’encant de Consell’ which means ‘the fair of old charms’ and I really cannot think of a more fitting description. Happy hunting !