Inca is the third largest city in Mallorca and it is by the locals known as the “Leather city”. To visit the famous Inca market is an attraction that many tour operators have in their program.
Whether you go on an organized trip or by yourself it is a must visit if you are interested to visit a vibrant market or to make a deal on quality leather. The market is held every Thursday and traders from all over the island come to Inca.
Apart from the market the city is also well-known for shoes. You can take the “shoe tour” in Inca and visit several outlets selling shoes. The most famous is the Camper shoe which has a 120 year old history and the family of the founder Antoni Fluxà still owns it.
Even though most people visit Inca to buy leather or shoes, there is more to the city. It is not traditionally known for its wine-cellars but they exist and they offer rich wine to affordable prices. Other products to try when visiting Inca is city are “Galletes d´oli” or (in Spanish) “Galletas de Inca”. These are oval-shaped biscuits also known as “boat bread” as it was first produced in the 19th century as bread substitute for sailors spending long time on the sea.
The city is located between Palma and Alcudia and has today some 29.000 inhabitants and because of its central location it makes it a place to meet and to live for people from outside the island.