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Fish Markets In Palma


Here in Mallorca we are particularly privileged with an abundant supply of fish and seafood, and with it, the related markets and outlets for the freshest fish and of the widest choice possible.

There is the Llotja del Peix, at Es Moll de Pescadors, near the Real Club Nàutic de Palma, but you would have to get up early as trading here starts at 06h00. Then there are the three big municipal markets in Palma de Mallorca offering huge fish sections: Mercat Olivar, Mercat Pere Garau and Mercat Santa Catalina. There are also some smaller markets in Palma’s boroughs, and there are impressive fish sections in the hipermercats and department stores, such as Carrefour, El Corte Inglés, Mercadona and Eroski, to name but the most prominent ones.

I have noticed three main changes over the last twenty years in Mallorca, relative to fish: the provenance of fish is more and more of farmed origins, fish has become quite expensive now when it did not use to be, and finally, a good proportion of fish mongers in the markets have shut down, given up or are currently selling their stalls. It seems as if there has been a fish market crisis before La Crisis set in.

The photo was taken in Palma de Mallorca, Baleares, Spain. The date: July 3rd, 2009. The time was 14:59:10.

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