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Travel Agent's View

Travel Agents View ...perfect opportunity to purchase some of the many leather goods

Inca is Majorca's 3rd largest town and certainly the most industrial, particularly well known for it's production of leather.

Inca is also quite well known for it's market day which is held on a Thursday and is the perfect opportunity to purchase some of the many leather goods that are produced in the resort.

If a guided tour to the leather factory is of no interest to you, you could visit one of the many historical buildings such as Santa Maria la Mayor, the convent of Sant Domingo or the monastery of Sant Bartomeu, all very interesting and worth a visit.

There are plenty of cafes, restaurants and bars in Inca and some of the restaurants are located within cellars which can make it an interesting experience.


Insider's View

 by Anna Nicholas

Majorca Insider ...the main reason for visiting the town is to hunt out leather bargains at the many shoe and leather goods discounted outlets. On a Thursday there is also the sprawling street market, one of the most popular on the island...

Inca is famous for one thing: leather. Much as it's a large industrial town it also has at its heart an olde-worlde labyrinth of narrow, shady streets that lead to some interesting local sites such as the monastery cloisters of Sant Francesc.

Let me not kid you. Of course the main reason for visiting the town is to hunt out leather bargains at the many shoe and leather goods discounted outlets. On a Thursday there is also the sprawling street market, one of the most popular on the island, which sells leather goods, lace products, jewellery and olive wood gifts. The town also has some fantastic restaurants and bars such as the famed Celler Can Amer, and also the more traditional and Majorcan Celler Can Ripoll. Located in an old building in the heart of Inca town, it is very reasonably priced and the menu del dia is a bargain. If you enjoy pastries, do visit C'an Delante and buy an ensaimada, the traditionally snail-shaped Majorcan pastry which is the locals' equivalent of a croissant. And talking of snails, Inca is famed for its cargols, the big juicy snails prized by the Majorcans. Personally I've taken a rain check on eating this little delicacy ever since living here but if you've got the courage, go for it!

Some leather outlets to consider are Camper, Munper, Carmina and also, for leather jackets and accessories, the gigantic and rather soulless Pieles de Majorca, on the main road out of town. A lovely gift shop to visit is Pomelo, meaning grapefruit, which sells imaginative household gifts.

Nearby attractions worth a glimpse are the caves of Campanet which have a beautiful crystalline subterranean lake and if you want to visit Palma, why not let the train take the strain? It's a really fun cross-country journey offering wonderful vistas. This part of the countryside is also ideal for cycling and walking so if you're feeling energetic, hire a bike and explore the heart of rural Majorca.
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