Marratxí is a municipality located 18 km from Palma. It is a quiet area, famous for its ceramics and its commercial centre. This area is a group of several urbanisations including Sa Cabaneta, Pont d'Inca, Pòrtol and Pla de na Tesa, with a total of 37.000 residents.
In the area of Marratxí we find the aerodrome of Son Bonet, which is located in the limits of the area and was the first civil aerodrome of the island, where the first commercial flight was made in 1927. During the Spanish Civil War, this aerodrome took on a much more macabre role, as it was used by the Italians for bombing missions.
Shopping and leisure activities in the municipality of Marratxí are the most attractive, as you will find a large number of shopping centres, restaurants, bars and cinemas. For those who prefer historical tourism, the church of Sant Marçal is a very important piece of Mallorca's religious history. This church was built in the 17th century and was directed by Lluc Mesquida. Today it is a perfect example of Baroque architecture of the period.
On the other hand, the Fang Museum and many handmade pottery workshops are the perfect illustration of what handicraft means in Marratxí, where you will find jugs, plates, pots and the well-known "siurell" created in Mallorca. Thus, apart from the many pottery workshops, you can also enjoy an interesting walk and learn about the history of Marratxí.
Undoubtedly, when it comes to shopping, the Mallorca Fashion Outlet is the leisure centre par excellence. Here you will find more than 60 luxury fashion brands, including Converse, Calvink Klein, Ralph Lauren, Bimba y Lola, Camper, Desigual, Levi's, Nike, Swarovski, Tommy Hilfiger, Vans and many more that you can enjoy in a charming walk.
Also, very close to the Mallorca Fashion Outlet, you will find the Alcampo shopping centre, with shops such as Zara, Pull and Bear, Decathlon, Leroy Merlin and many more.
The local and international cuisine is a strong point of the area. For meat lovers, there is the Rías Baixas restaurant, a Galician restaurant, which has a nice garden where you have the option to dine outdoors.
On the other hand, there is Local nº 2, which is a more contemporary space with a stylish décor. Here you can enjoy a wide variety of typical Spanish tapas. And if you're looking for authentic Italian pizzas and a lunchtime menu, the perfect place is the Limoncello restaurant.
Marratxí is located close to Santa Maria del Camí, Consell and Binissalem. These traditional villages are known for their wineries and vineyards, and all of them are places where the tradition of the island is preserved and, above all, where traditional fairs and weekly markets are held.
Marratxí undoubtedly offers residents the services and amenities of a large city while retaining the tranquillity of a village. Furthermore, it is only 16 km from the centre of Palma. Therefore, it is close to hospitals, schools, shops, restaurants and banks. Public transport is also very well connected and you can easily take a train from Marratxi to the Intermodal Station of Plaza España in only 15 minutes.
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