Inca, the capital of the Raiguer district, is famous for the tradition of its leather artisans, its numerous shops and the restaurants serving the best local cuisine.
Inca —the capital of the Raiguer region— exuding an enterprising air of commerce. There’s a reason why outlets and stores have been opened here by shoe brands like Camper, Lottusse and Barrats, among others. The pedestrianized streets in the centre are flanked by small shops with exclusive clothes, accessories, books or mallorcan delicacies such as wines, fruit and preserves. An excellent destination for a day’s shopping, making a stop at one of Inca’s bakeries and cake shops, where sweet specialities like ensaimadas and robiols —pastyshaped pastries filled with jam or curd cheese— are made, as well as savoury treats like meat panades or vegetable cocarrois.
As well as all this, every Thursday Inca holds a huge open-air weekly market, with hundreds of stalls selling all kinds of products, offering displays of crafts such as baskets and other objects made from plaited fan palm leaves, ceramics and indigenous foodstuffs like sobrasada, honey, oil, olives and other delicacies from the island.
Dijous Bo, Inca’s great fair
Dijous Bo is one of the oldest fairs in Mallorca, with origins that may go back as far as the 14th century. It is held on the fourth Thursday after the Sunday following the festival of Sant Lluc (18th October), and on the three previous Sundays three more thematic fairs take place. Today Dijous Bo maintains its rural essence with events such as a traditional autochthonous breeds competition, with prizes for the best specimens of the Mallorcan red sheep or black pig. You will find hundreds of stalls selling crafts, local products, clothes and accessories there. And it has a notably recreational side to it, with workshops, exhibitions, conferences and concerts being organised on the days leading up to the fair itself.