There are many amazing shops and places where you can indulge and appreciate the fruits of yesteryear. Here is abcMallorca’s selection of the best addresses for all things vintage on Mallorca
Enjoy traditional homemade food & matured wines
In the modern day of processed and fast food, enjoying a traditional, homemade meal is a real treat. Accompanying good food should always be a well matured wine. We recommend the best of the local wines and traditional food makers:
The Miquel Oliver vineyard draws on more than 90 years experience of wine making. This reputable winegrower makes a point of continuing to use many of the traditional, manual processes dating back to when the bodega was first established 1868. If you would like to visit the vineyard and do some wine tasting, it is open from Monday to Friday from 10.00- 14.00 and 15.30 to 18.30 in the afternoon.
Miquel Oliver Vinyes i Bodegues
Tel. +34 971 561 117
Jose L. Ferrer, Binissalem
Probably the best known of the local bodegas José L. Ferrer, was founded in 1931, and has built a solid reputation for consistently turning out wines from their oak barrels in the subterranean wine cellars. The Bodega José L. Ferrer can be visited by groups of 5 to 25 people, a reservation in advance is necessary.
Bodegas J.L. Ferrer
C/ Conqueridor, 103
Tel.: +34 971 511 050
This vineyard is over 100 years old. Its roots originate from 1898 in the agricultural town of Sa Pobla, in the town with the most agricultural activity and tradition in Mallorca.
The peculiar thing is that Bodegas Crestatx is not only a wine cellar: it is also a museum. Several machines from the early years of the 19th century have been kept. Old presses, wooden carts, old wine boxes, filter machines, label machines, wine-pumps, machines for the corking-process, etc.
The doors are open to show you the tradition and the historical value of this cellar and to taste a good wine in pleasant environment. Visits: Free entrance, Monday to Friday from 9.00 to 13.00 hrs.
Joan Sindic, s/n, Sa Pobla
Tel: +34 971 540 741
The oldest vineyard on the island was constructed by Pedro Ribas de Cabrera in the year 1711. Since then the Ribas wines have been produced consistently every year and have gained an excellent reputation over the years. The Ribas family continues to produce the wine today in the traditional way, with a great appreciation for work well done. To visit the vineyards you need to make an appointment in advance.
Cami de Muntanya 2,
Tel: +34 971 622 673
Handmade cheese: Formatges S’Atalaia
The traditional production of goat and sheep cheese in Formatges S’Atalaia dates back to the 15th century and is still maintained today. You can visit the factory and try the cheese.
A totally natural product is made in this finca where the animals feed on the fertile fields of Llucmajor and the cheese is produced traditionally from milk obtained on the same day. Taste the difference.
Ctra. LLucmajor- S’Estanyol, km 8.6
Tel: Miquel at +34 670 878 702
Opening Hours: 6.00 a.m. – 17.00 (Closed from 13.00-14.00)
Shop Mallorcan Products
In Sòller, Embutidos La Luna offers a whole range of classical Mallorcan meat products like sobrassada, pates, butifarrón and camaiot. Established in 1900, this company is the oldest on the island making excellent traditional Mallorcan products.
La Luna, Embutidos Aguiló S.L.
Avda. de Asturias n 4 A, Soller
Tel: +34 971 630 168
Opening hours: Monday to Friday from 8.00 to 4.00 P.M.
Eat in a traditional Mallorcan Restaurant
The Restaurant Celler Sa Premsa was founded in 1958 and with its traditional, rustic décor and its impressive wine kegs, still keeps the character of its earliest years alive. The food is typically Mallorcan and good value for money.
Restaurant Celler Sa Premsa
Plaza Obispo Berenguer de Palou, 8
07003 Palma de Mallorca
Tel: +34 971 723 529
Opening hours: 12.30-16.00; 19.30 – 23.00 hrs, Monday to Saturday, Sunday closed
The fashion world has gone vintage mad. Ten years ago the term was not so widespread in reference to clothes. Before vintage became trendy, the only ones going to secondhand stores and markets were students and the odd arty person who appreciated unique pieces. With trendsetters such as Kate Moss and Sienna Miller making it cool to wear vintage everyone’s into it. In addition to this, many modern designers get their inspiration from past decades. Here is abcMallorca’s selection of vintage boutiques on Mallorca.
La Boheme, Vintage Boutique
This second hand shop offers lots of vintage designer clothes, as well as gifts, handicraft and artwork from the past. English, Spanish and German spoken.
C/ Bauza, 11,
Tel: +34 971 633 045 or 649 053 330
Opening hours: Friday to Saturday 10 – 13.30.
Nicole de Vintage a Vogue
Exclusive vintage clothing shop in the heart of Pollensa. This boutique which opened just a year ago, offers prestigious designer clothes from the 20th century. You will find fabulous pieces from the 20s, 30s, 40s and 50s as well as by modern designers such as Valentino, Yves Saint Laurent, Armani and Miu Miu. A great place to find unique clothes and accessories which have timeless appeal.
Nicole de Vintage a Vogue
C/ Mercat 5,
Tel: 971 531 799
Opening hours: Tues-Sun. 10:30-13:30 and from 15 May, also open 17:00- 19:00.
This 30-year-old business has a very good selection of new and quality pre-worn ladies’ and kids’ clothing and accessories. They have designer clothes, and a great variety. It is similar to Aladdin ‘s Cave so you never know what treasures you are going to find there.
Crtra. Andratx – Palma, 26,
Tel: +34 971 675 937
Opening hours: Monday to Friday 9.30 – 13.30, 16.30 – 18.30. Saturday mornings.
Collecting rare and valuable items from the past is a wonderful pursuit. Appreciate the art and craftsmanship that distinguishes vintage from modern.
Established in 1980, this store offers everything from the oldest to the latest in music. Hundreds of titles available in vinyl and a huge collection available in compact discs.
C/Font i Monteros, 18,Palma.
Tel: +34 971 713 316
This store specializes in sound offering records from the 60s, 70s and 80s to music lovers. They have a fantastic variety of discs and also a wide selection for DJs.
Carrer Aragó, 24
07005 Palma de Mallorca
Tel: +34 971 466 862
This bookshop offers Antique and second hand books, old maps, prints, postcards, newspapers, advertisements.
C/. Costa Sa Pols, 16 A
07003 Palma de Mallorca
Tel: +34 971 72 62 73
Flea Market in Consell
People from all over the island gather in Consell early on Sunday mornings to buy and sell second hand goods. There are buried treasures here: you just have to sort though all the rubbish until you find what you are looking for. This is the place to look for old toys, furniture or old books. Often, well-kept antiques can be bought at low prices, and the fun is in the bargaining. Consell, Poligono Industrial
Hiring a vintage car for a special occasion
Carpediem offers classic car to rent for special occasions. Many of the cars are cabriolets.
C/ Mirador Bahía 2,
Palma de Mallorca
Tel: +34 639 692 590 or 91 o 971 205728
Property and Interiors
There are various traditional Mallorcan palaces and mansions open to the public which will give you a great appreciation and understanding of how the local upper class lived in the past.
This 14th century mansion´s interior is from around 1900 and shows how the bourgeoisie lived at the turn of the century.
C/ Zanglada 2.A
07001 Palma de Mallorca
Tel. +34 971 71 62 47
Els Calderers, San Juan
Time seems to have stopped in the estate of Els Calderers in the village of Sant Joan. You can visit the entire estate including the main building, secondary buildings as well as workshops such as the blacksmith with its historic tools, a bakery, a shed, and the laundry.
Ctra. Palma-Manacor km 37
Tel. +34 971 526 069
The Sea Club
Spend a few days away from the modern world in an old colonial, hacienda-style private hotel. The buildings are beautifully maintained and individual casitas, cottages and sunny patios lend more Mallorcan charm to this place. The Sea Club has 16 pretty ensuite bedrooms; they provide extremely good food, bought locally and prepared freshly each day. Open all year round, The Sea Club is available for special occasions such as birthdays and anniversaries.
The Sea Club occasionally offers special activity breaks, e.g, photography, birdwatching, art, yoga, reiki, walking, and music.
The Sea Club,
Avenida America 29,
Tel: +34 971 563 310
If after visiting these historic buildings, you would like to bring some of that vintage feeling to your home, here are some places worth visiting to buy antique furniture.
This antiques shop in the historic city of Palma de Mallorca offers international antiques, which were chosen for their quality, authenticity and originality. The items in the three floors will give you plenty of ideas on how to create a historic interior for your home.
Avda. Jaime III, 23
07012 Palma de Mallorca
Tel: +34 971 724 539 or +34 639 793 959
Opening hours: Monday to friday 09:30 to 13:30 – 16:30 to 20:00 Saturdays from 10:00 to 13:30
Specialists in the restoration of Mallorcan furniture from the 17th to 19th century. Sale and purchase of old furniture.
Mandy Racine (trading as Rustic Elegance) has been working extensively as a mural and decorative artist in Mallorca for the past seven years in both commercial and private properties
Furniture, old or new, can be turned into a focal point using paint techniques. For example, a new piece can be painted to give a slightly distressed, antique feel or ‘shabby chic’ as it is more commonly known. Decorative elements and gold leaf can further enhance the finished look.
Tel:+34 626 319 007
Trossos de Mares
Specialists in stone from Mallorca to use for floors and decorative items. At Trossos de Mares you will find a large selection of materials of the best quality to give your home an authentic Mediterranean feeling. Ten years of experience will guarantee the best results.
Trossos de Mares
Ctra Manacor – Inca, Km 8,
Tel: +34 971 561 820
Furniture Hospital (Heather Liddell Taylor)
Antique furniture restoration and sales of upholstery
Plaza Nova, 7, local 1,
Puerto de Andratx,
Tel: +34 609 369 195
Art and Museums
Is there a better way to experience past times then visiting museums dedicated to various vintage items or art?
Enter in a place of art, inspiration and a taste of history. Based in a historical building, a 17th century townhouse, Sailer Gallery offers the most beautiful antique carpets and textiles. Timeless artwork from East to West, pre Columbian textiles, antique kilims, modern painting, sculptures and glass objects.
C/Bisbe Verger 6,
Tel: +34 971 163 438
Museum of Antique Dolls
More than 500 antique dolls are on display in this museum.
Tel: +34 971 729 850
Opening hours: Tuesday to Sunday from 10.00 to 18.00.
This beautiful museum is dedicated to children’s toys and related objects. It shows artisanal toys from different countries, specially manufactured unique toys as well as the development of industrial toys: cars, trains, didactic toys and much more. The carefully built dolls’ houses are of particular interest, as they show the Mallorcan life in the past.
Antonio Maura, 6.
Tel: +34 971 542 389.
Opending hours: Tuesday to Saturday, 10.00 to 14.00 and 16.00 to 20.00 hrs. Sunday 10.00 to 14.00 hrs
One of the most amazing private collections of children’s portraits from the 16th to the 19th century, set in a beautiful mansion in the countryside. These paintings show how upper class children in Europe lived in the past.
Museo Fundación Jakober
Finca Sa Bassa Blanca
Camino del Coll Baix s/n
Tel: +34 971 549 880
This article was published in abcMallorca – The Vintage Issue (March 2008)