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.
Slow food and vintage flavours of Mallorca
Across Mallorca independent chefs and food entrepreneurs are making waves in the local food scene and internationally by slowing it down, reviving traditional techniques and using heirloom ingredients. We recommend some top restaurants and the best of the local wines and traditional food makers:
Bodega Son Mayol
Better known as the producers of high quality organic angus beef, in 2016 the Swiss-owned finca launched Bodega Son Mayol. The first vines were planted in 2008 and they will focus on producing organic wines. The first bottles came out in 2016 with the 2014 vintage.
Inaugurated in 2016, this winery produces organic red wines using the expertise of its French technical director and renowned assessor Patrick Léon. […] Bodega Son Mayol
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.
The José L. Ferrer Wine Cellar is the largest in Mallorca – run by José Luis Roses Ferrer who continues a proud wine-making tradition with an experimental approach. […] José L. Ferrer Wine Cellar
Vins Nadal Wine Celler
Known for its lively harvest celebration, Vins Nadal has been an important part of the Binissalem wine region since 1932. A family run business led by Esperanza Nadal, one of their most successful wines is Albaflour, made from Merlot, Cabernet and Syrah grapes. Albaflour wine is named after one of the first wines produced on Mallorca in the late 19th century by Archiduque Lluis Salvador.
Discover the wines of Vins Nadal Wine Cellar including a classic Rose in tribute to the Albaflor produced by the famous Archduke Lluís Salvador in 19th century Mallorca […] Vins Nadal Wine Cellar
Cellar Sebastia Pastor
Now being run by the third generation of this family, Cellar Sebastia Pastor is located in Santa Maria del Cami. It is a modern winery that uses old fashioned techniques that have been handed down generation after generation. They grow the indigenous Manto Negro and Callet grapes for the red and Prensal for the white, all of which are hand harvested. In addition, almost 80% of their harvest is sold locally out of big barrels. Locals come with their bottles or take one of the big plastic bottles available and fill their own.
Three generations of excellent wine making means 80% of production at the Sebastia Pastor Wine Cellar is snapped up by Mallorcan locals who bring their own bottles. […] Sebastia Pastor Wine Cellar
Made in Mallorca
In 2016 Llorenç Pons and Alejandro Arranz launched Ketchup La Forqueta, an all-natural ketchup that uses delicious ramellet tomatos which are indigenous to Mallorca. It’s a full-flavoured sauce and the business has been successfully growing since its launch. Good-bye to Heinz.
In Sóller, 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.
Olive Oil from Son Moragues
Liquid gold, as it has been referred to by many over the centuries, Olive Oil is an important part of Mallorcan history and its economy.
Son Moragues sits on a vast, 14th century estate in Valldemossa and counts over 10,000 olive trees. With a rich history and award winning olive oils, the first was received in 1888, Son Moragues continues to win awards with its sustainably produced oils that are made following the ancient techniques established centuries ago. A special limited edition label comes in a a beautiful, handblown glass bottle and wooden box. A visit to this estate can include a tour of the gardens and tastings.
The Son Moragues estate in Valldemossa has been in existence since the 14th century. Awoken from slumber, the olive groves are now being cultivated again.
[…] A story spanning centuries in Valldemossa
Restaurants using traditional techniques & local products
Ca Na Toneta
Located in an old house in the village of Caimari, in the heart of the Tramuntana mountains, restaurant Ca Na Toneta is run by sisters Maria and Teresa Solivellas, and they have received global praise for their charming restaurant that takes organic, farm-to-table cooking to new heights.
This quaint small restaurant is found in the charming village of Caimari, at the foot of the Sierra Tramuntana mountains. […] Rustic chic and organic produce at Ca Na Toneta
Chef and owner of her eponymous restaurant, Maria Salinas, visits her local market in Sa Pobla everyday and bases her daily changing menus on what she finds to be the best and freshest ingredients. Her friendly and welcoming personality, and in-depth knowledge of local produced has made her one of the ambassadors for venta-directa, a sustainable farm-to-table initiative in Mallorca.
This mountain village restaurant is worth the drive for its fantastic-value set lunch, prepared from the freshest local produce. […] Maria Salinas Restaurant
Andreu Genestra is the Mallorcan born chef and owner of this 3 times Michelin starred restaurant (2015, 2016, 2017 and counting). Using local produce and ingredients, including a Mallorcan heirloom wheat called “xeixa,” his innovative dishes are seriously causing a stir.
In this restaurant enjoy Michelin-starred cuisine made from produce freshly picked from land cultivated by Andreu Genestra.
[…] Andreu Genestra Restaurant
Ponderosa Beach Bar
One of the most popular chiringuito’s on Mallorca is Ponderosa Beach Bar, located at the water’s edge on Playa de Muro. For the last few years their leading chefs have encouraged the 0-km concept in their kitchen, offering hundreds of people a day the chance to savour some of the best local produce, meat and fish the island has to offer.
You’re in Mallorca, and you want the quintessential beach dining, drinks and sundown experience. You want Ponderosa Beach, in Playa de Muro. […] THE place to be in Playa de Muro – Ponderosa Beach
Finding that perfect vintage item for your wardrobe is like striking gold. Whether a 1970s Diane von Furstenberg wrap dress, a funky 1970s silk shirt, that perfect Hermes scarf, or whatever it is that suits your style, adding a touch of cool vintage style makes getting dressed and going out more fun. To get into the Vintage Mallorca lifestyle, it might be best to start with the clothing. 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. You can find them in C/ Bauza, 11, Sòller.
B-connected Vintage (C/ San Magí 5, Santa Catalina) in Santa Catalina is where you need to go to find that perfect vintage Louis Vuitton bag, Gucci dress or Prada skirt. This tiny but well stocked shop only offers designer clothing and accessories which have been minimally worn- many never at all. Prices are more than fair for the quality and condition. No excuses, it is time to jazz it up and head out in your vintage best.
Nolita Vintage Clothing
Nolita’s Vintage Clothing is a small shop steps from Plaça Major with a vast inventory of vintage clothing and accessories, from kitschy to classic styles. Part of their focus is on upcycling or sourcing vintage Mallorcan brands including jewellery label Beach Bottle Project and glove maker, Lazulita.
Artesanía Nolita’s is the special collection at Nolita’s Vintage Clothing showcasing beautifully unique, handcrafted island fashion accessories. […] Handcrafted treasure at Nolita’s Vintage Clothing
Find treasures at a Flea Market
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.
A list of the daily markets taking place all over the island of Mallorca selling lots of interesting local produce and great souvenirs to take home. […] Markets in Mallorca
Collecting rare and valuable items from the past is a wonderful pursuit and vintage design has never been more popular. Where to go to buy a piece of the past for your home.
Established in 1980, Xocolat (C/Font i Monteros, 18, Palma) offers everything from the oldest to the latest in music. Hundreds of titles available in vinyl and a huge collection available in compact discs.
Discos OH! in Carrer Aragó, 24 (Palma) 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.
At Gallery Red, a new art and design gallery in central Palma, contemporary art sits side by side with carefully selected designer furniture and objects from such iconic figures as Gio Ponti, Iko Parisi, and Garouste & Bonetti. There is also a selection of high-end handbags and jewellery, much of it vintage by such esteemed labels as Hermes, Christian Dior and Chanel.
Ariela Schönberg Vintage Collective
A great vintage furniture and design objects boutique that is specialized in the twentieth century design that you will find in Paseo Mallorca, 32 (Palma) focus in European 1940s, 1950s and 1960s items, the collective often refurbishes and renews found items to make them as good as new.
A stylish, understated boutique tucked in a tiny alleyway off of C/San Feliu in Palma, Viveca Palma sells antique and vintage furniture and accessories, particularly wood pieces, textiles and ceramics.
Hiring a vintage car for a special occasion
Carpediem (C/ Mirador Bahía 2, Palma) offers classic car to rent for special occasions. Many of the cars are cabriolets.
A road trip around Mallorca is never disappointing thanks to the incredible scenery. Now you can make it even more special with one of these classic cars. […] Hire a classic car
Classic car events not to be missed
For vintage car lovers there are two must-see events on the island during the year. Browse through dozens of stunning, classic cars in pristine condition and then with that inspiration in mind, hire your own vintage car for the weekend!
Classic Car Week at Port Adriano
This is an annual week-long event that includes an exhibition of classic cars, a pleasure drive around Mallorca and Classic Car Festival and competition as to which car is the most elegant. Following the Port Adriano vibe, it’s a festive event with several cocktail and dance parties, some of which raise money for charitable events. Grab your scarf and sunglasses and have a look!
Mallorca Classic Week by Port Adriano was a feast of cars and a full itinerary for participants and public alike. Check out the colourful photos here! […] Mallorca Classic Week by Port Adriano
Oris Classic Car week at Puerto Portals
This popular, yearly event at the chic, Puerto Portals, includes an exhibition of classic cars and motorcycles which participate in various races across the island. From Porsche to Ferrari to Jaguar, all of the greats are out. The only thing missing is Steve McQueen.
Take an old-time trip around Mallorca
If trains are more your thing, enjoy the leisurely train trip from Palma to Sóller winds through mountains and beautiful landscapes. The old, wooden train is pure vintage style and sure to conjure images of long ago Mallorcans seeking adventure.
Taking the train to Soller is a great way of immersing yourself in Mallorca’s landscape. Find out why it’s one of the island’s most popular attractions. […] Train to Sóller
Located in the midst of stunning scenery, this historic house takes you back in time to experience a traditional Mallorca. Read on for visitor information. […] Sa Granja, a traditional farm
Antique Furniture and Restoration
This antiques shop (Avda. Jaime III, 23, Palma) in the historic city of Palma 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.
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.
Trossos de Mares
Specialists in stone from Mallorca to use for floors and decorative items. At Trossos de Mares (Ctra Manacor – Inca, Km 8, Petra) 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.
Find a furniture store that specialises in the style of furniture and decorative items you want – and it’s job done! […] Furniture stores in Mallorca
Art and Museums
Is there a better way to experience past times then visiting museums dedicated to various vintage items or art?
A beautiful Art Nouveau building in Sóller, Can Prunera is a private museum filled with modern art and decorative objects from the past century or two made by Mallorcan, Spanish and International artists and designers. The interior of this former mansion is a beautiful example of Mallorcan Art Nouveau style.
Ca’n Prunera in the centre of the town of Soller is the result of a childhood dream of publishing entrepreneur Pedro Serra. Visit the Art Nouveau museum. […] Ca’n Prunera Museum in Sóller
Enter in a place of art, inspiration and a taste of history. Based in a historical building, a 17th century townhouse, Sailer Gallery (C/Bisbe Verger 6, Santanyi) 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.
Museum of Antique Dolls
More than 500 antique dolls are on display in this museum at Palau Reial in Palma.
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.
When you visit the Toy Museum in Sa Pobla you can expect to see more than 4,000 toys on display which is surely a great idea for a family excursion. […] Toy Museum
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.
While hundreds of children are busy tucking into ice creams on the beaches spanning Alcúdia in the North of Mallorca, just down the road there are others feasting on the artistic wonders of the ‘Fundacion Jakober’. […] Ben Jakober: Art in Alcudia
Mallorca offers a wide selection of interesting museums around the island. Here is a selection of the best museums to gain a greater understanding of the Mallorcan culture. […] Best Museums on Mallorca
More Activities on Mallorca
You’ll never run out of things to do on Mallorca! Here we give you ideas for everything from cultural and outdoor activities to sports and water fun.
We hope you found this Vintage Guide to Mallorca useful and that you have many memorable experiences as a result of our recommendations.
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