A new Gastronomic market has opened in Palma
More than just a market, a foodie heaven has opened in center of the city
The latest addition to the gastronomic scene here in Mallorca has opened, from 19 June, residents and tourists alike will be able to enjoy wonderful food, fine wines and champagnes in the beautifully renovated old slaughter house in the heart of Palma. The San Juan Gastronomic Market has been through a 2.4 million euros renovation using only recycled materials. It is located in a beautiful protected modernist building, part of the cultural and commercial complex of S'Escorxador for which architect Gaspar Bennázar won in 1906 the First Prize at the National Arts Exhibition.
The central square has been turned into a street-food market, with a large seating area and very high ceilings. Here visitors will find 17 stalls offering a wide range of world cuisines, from the local 'llonguets' (traditional Palma bread sandwiches), to Basque pintxos, Spanish pickles and 'tortillas', fresh oysters and shellfish, Ibérico ham, grilled Wagyu beef, and even Thai and Japanese food or gourmet burgers. In one of the arms of the cross, you can find a Nespresso café and French patisserie and bakery, the first to open early in the morning.
In addition to the various food stalls, there is also a cocktail bar, the “San Juan Cocktail club” It's a great place to spend the evening enjoying some after-work (or after-sightseeing) drinks. Inside the bar there is a stage that will be hosting all sorts of events: concerts, shows, wine tastings, courses, conferences, book presentations...
All of this can also be enjoyed on the terraces, a great place to chill under the Mediterranean sun or to celebrate parties and events without disturbing any neighbors.
Finally, the upper floor has been turned into a space called 'Cooking4People', a large kitchen to celebrate events like cookery classes, wine tastings, photo shoots etc.