The best artisanal shops on the island
It’s no secret that this island is home to a rich tradition of artisanal craftsmanship. For centuries, skilled artisans have crafted unique and high-quality products that embody the Mediterranean soul. If you’re looking to buy a special gift for yourself or your loved ones, here are some of the island’s most famous artisans:
This family-run textile factory manufactures traditional Mallorcan fabrics known as Roba de llengües. The team at Teixits Vicens infuses each of their designs with a vibrant flair, from the colour choice to the patterns. Another key focus is the fusion of conservation and innovation, for which the team has won national and international recognition.
Mallorca is also known as a hub for artisanal glassblowing. The most famous workshop is Lafiore, located in the beautiful town of Valldemossa. Here, creations of true artistic wonder are brought to life in a range of breathtaking patterns and colours. The best thing? If you want to learn more about the whole glass blowing process, you can book a workshop tour.
Ceramica Terra Cuita
Based in Algaida, this ceramics workshop produces handmade pottery using traditional Mallorcan techniques. Their creations are designed to immediately draw the eye and to elevate the look of your dinner table.
Taller d’Artesania Catalina Sureda
Looking for the perfect gift? How about handmade leather goods that celebrate the beauty of this natural material. Located in Inca, Taller d’Artesania Catalina Sureda is renowned island wide for its production of stunning leather products, from belts to bags and accessories of all kinds.
Simón Coll is a chocolate maker with a long history– a history that dates back to 1840. One of the things that sets their artisanal chocolates apart is the superior quality of their ingredients, as well as their commitment to craftsmanship and the art of traditional chocolate making.
If you’re looking for a high-end lifestyle store that showcases curated collections of some of the Med’s most famous artisans, then you have to stop by Rialto Living. Located in the heart of Palma, not far from the cathedral and the marina, you’ll step into a world of handmade ceramics, jewelry, textiles, furniture and more. We highly recommend a visit!
When we say we’ve found the ultimate foodie paradise, we mean it. Located in Palma’s old town, the Mercat Olivar is a place for local producers to showcase their products. You’ll find everything here, from artisanal wines to cheeses, meats, fish, confectionaries, leather goods, woven goods and more. It truly is a microcosm of island culture.
Experience the authentic Mallorca with a stay at Pabisa Hotels
Many of our hotels are already closed for the season, but we’re already excited to welcome you back in 2024! With a stay at Pabisa Hotels, you can experience Mallorca’s rich artisanal heritage and delve into the island’s past. Learn more about our four hotels in Playa de Palma at pabisa.com.