With cool concept stores, high-class designer boutiques, and splendid food & craft markets, Mallorca’s stylish capital city is a shopper’s paradise. Its retail scene reflects the local culture and identity, bursting with excitement while simultaneously embracing the old and new.
Rather than camouflaging in soulless shopping malls on the outskirts of town, some of the city’s most rewarding shopping can be found behind elegant Modernista facades along its glorious shopping strips.
From ancient, atmospheric alleyways to broad tree-lined boulevards, Palma’s best shopping streets combine sightseeing, socializing, and the pleasure of treasure hunting into an experience that’s relaxed, sophisticated, and, most of all, culturally immersive.
Carrer de Sant Feliu
The charm and character of Carrer de Sant Feliu lie in the street’s contrasting mix of period architecture and modern commercial establishments.
Nestled in the heart of Palma Old Town, it connects the famous Passeig del Born with Calle de la Paz, being home to remarkable art galleries and stylish boutiques, including the exclusive Rialto Living and Estilo Sant Feliu – a delightful home decor store specializing in distinctive Mallorquin products in colorful llengos patterns.
Along this dark, atmospheric street lined with richly decorated Modernista facades, you will also find the fashionable Can Colmar Boutique Hotel, the emblematic Atlantico Cocktail Bar, and Bon Lloc – Mallorca’s foremost vegan restaurant.
Carrer de Sant Miquel
A lively pedestrian lane leading to Plaça Major, Carrer de Sant Miquel is packed with brightly colored buildings housing all sorts of boutiques, as well as small pavement cafés, perfect to take a break along the way. Nevertheless, the long, narrow shopping street stands out for its traditional stores selling authentic local products such as pearls, pieces of jewelry, genuine leather shoes, and freshly baked pastries.
In the last few years, Carrer de Sant Miquel has emerged into one of the city’s most sought-after real estate and commercial addresses.
Carrer dels Oms
Sandwiched between La Rambla and Sant Miquel, Carrer dels Oms is a pleasure to stroll along and take in the atmosphere. The multitude of photocopy stores, opticians, and other long-standing establishments give the area a welcome neighborhood feel, while a couple of ethnic eateries reflect the city’s cosmopolitan character.
Carrer dels Oms is especially vibrant during the warmer months, when cafés spill out onto the pavements, heaving with locals and tourists chatting over una caña (draught beer) or two. Lined with a mix of typical sand and pink-hued buildings, this is one of Palma’s first streets converted into a car‑free walkway.
Passeig del Born
No Palma holiday would be complete without a stroll down Passeig del Born. Visit this beautiful tree-lined boulevard to take the pulse of the city, admire the elegant architecture, and relax at one of the chic outdoor cafés while watching the world go by.
Known as “Golden Mile”, the leafy avenue is one of the busiest shopping streets in Palma, its graceful Modernista structures housing everything from art galleries to upmarket Spanish brands to world-famous designer stores. Louis Vuitton, Carolina Herrera, and Hugo Boss are all here, and so are national treasures like Zara, Zara Home, and luxury fashion house Loewe.
Avinguda de Jaume III
For the highest concentration of brands, head to Avinguda de Jaume III, Palma’s most glamorous shopping strip. Only a stone’s throw from Passeig del Born, it entices visitors with its beautiful, symmetrical architecture and luxury designer shops selling fashion, jewelry, and accessories.
Under its emblematic arcades, you will find Guess, Cartier, Mango, Massimo Dutti, Loewe, Mont Blanc, as well as the chic local shoemaker Camper or the emblematic Spanish department store El Corte Inglés.
The boulevard was designed by architect and urban planner Gabriel Alomar I Esteve, as part of an extension plan meant to modernize the city and create a broad avenue to link Palma’s Old Town with the upscale southwestern district of Poniente.
Established on the site of the old riverbed of La Riera, La Rambla is one of Palma’s prettiest and most charming promenades. Although not as big, busy, or famous as its namesake, the wide tree-lined avenue bears many resemblances with its Barcelona counterpart. Fringed by traffic lanes, the central pedestrian walkway is overflowing with colors and fragrances from the rainbow of flower stalls running along its length.
A variety of shops, bars, and restaurants add to the area’s appeal, while architectural gems like the monastery and church of Santa Teresa de Jesús or the notable building of La Misericordia provide a picturesque backdrop for strolls and bike rides.
La Rambla runs through the center of Palma, from Carrer dels Oms to the 19th-century Teatro Principal (just off Plaça Major), and features a decent range of fashion boutiques and interior design shops.
Carrer de Sant Magi
Located in Santa Catalina – the capital’s trendiest district, Carrer de Sant Magi stretches from the legendary Hostal Cuba to Plaça del Pont. Just like the artsy, bohemian quarter where it resides, it is a fascinating place to explore, with a cool local vibe and an eclectic mix of ventures. Fancy restaurants and interior design stores are interspersed with independent artists’ studios and offbeat boutiques selling alternative fashion.
While here, mingle with the locals in laid-back tapas bars, pay a visit to the lovely Església de la Immaculada Concepció, and top off your experience with a delicious mojito at Hostal Cuba’s Sky Bar, a stylish rooftop terrace overlooking Palma’s glorious cathedral and the sea beyond.