Inca, the last stop on the train journey from Palma, is the third largest town on the island. A modern industrial place, visitors come here nevertheless, attracted by the cheap leather goods in Avinguda General Luque and Gran Via de Colon. Thursday, market day, is Inca’s busiest time.
The stalls lining the streets and squares stretch over several districts of town. Here you can buy almost anything – souvenirs, household goods, flowers and food. Inca is also known for its traditional Mallorcan cuisine, including caracoles (snails) and for its wine cellars converted into restaurants (cellers).
About 2 km (1 mile) past the town, heading towards Alcuia, is a right turn in the road that leads to the top of Puig d’Inca (296 m/970 ft), with a small sanctuary, Ermita de Santa Magdalena. For nearly 800 years on the first Sunday after Easter crowds of pilgrims have congregated here. There is a good view from the top over the surrounding fields and mountains. Near the road to Alcuia are the Coves de Campanet, a complex of small but beautiful caves surrounded by tropical gardens. The neighbouring small town of Sa Pobla holds one of the best Sunday markets on the island.