Ceramics, pottery, music, workshops and tapas
For over 300 years the Marratxí area of Mallorca has been famed for its pottery which is still made in the traditional manner by local artisans. These days you can pick up some really modern,
design led pieces as well as the old mud brown cooking utensils and so on from years ago.
One of the most anticipated events on Mallorca's annual calendar of fairs is the pottery show in Marratxi – actually in the
tiny town of Sant Marçal – which starts on Saturday 7th March through to Sunday 15th where there'll be 52 exhibitors showing their wares and 47 of them have items for sale.
It's a safe bet that there'll be something worth buying amongst the artisan stalls with potters from Marratxi, the rest of Mallorca and all over mainland Spain.
For we tourists the problem with pottery is the difficulty in getting it home with airline baggage allowances being what they are. However, the fair is still worth a trip, even if it's only to
browse what's for sale and perhaps take in a few of the workshops happening throughout the days. There's also some music and entertainment laid on for visitors with folk dancing, classical music,
drummers and traditional Mallorcan music on the programme.
Last year, the 1st edition of the Fang Tapas route was such a great success that it's being repeated this year too. You can probably guess the format – cheap drink, cheap tapas served in
little ceramic dishes, a gaggle of bars – are the standard package adding up to a sociable night's eating and drinking, and made so much easier by the mini train which shuttles punters between
You can join in the tapas route on Thursday, Friday and both Saturdays of the fair from 20.30 onwards. Have a great time.