Shopping in Inca
Shopping in Inca.
city of Inca's commercial and business importance in Mallorca is
undisputed. Located half way between the capital Palma and the area that
includes Alcudia and Pollença, it finds itself between the two busiest
ports in Mallorca.
is also the meeting point for two different economies on the island.
That is, those of the mountains and the flat country, represented by the
local regions known as nord (the north) and pla (the plain).
The city's commercial activities revolve around its weekly market, which is held every Thursday, and its dominant shoe and leather industries, for which Inca is renowned.
industry stems from a strong craft heritage. This has evolved from a
small 19th-century shoemaker's to big names at the forefront of the
industry, led by famous shoe and leather brands such as Camper, Lottuse, Barrats, Farrutx and others.
to this craft culture and the businesses that were born from it, Inca
is well known in the international markets and is officially recognised
as the European city of leather ('ciudad europea de la piel').
well as the weekly market, its craftspeople and shoe brands, every year
on the third Thursday in November Inca hosts Mallorca's most important
festival, the Dijous Bo. Since time immemorial, traders and buyers have met here to make agricultural and livestock deals.
Nowadays, the Dijous Bo
isn't just about typical local business activities and agreements. It's
also a celebration that offers leisure activities, entertainment and
shopping of all sorts.