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Shopping in Palma de Mallorca

Palma de Mallorca can be easily considered as one of the most underrated islands in Spain. The beautiful city was once the summer abode of the Spanish Royal family. Be it the famous Mallorcan Pearls, the arts or the classy ceramics, there are so many interesting things that should be on your must-buy list, while you tour the island. Listed below are some of the things that you must lay your hands upon as soon as you get there.

1) Pottery and Ceramics
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Pottery craft in Mallorca dates back to the Neolithic age. The Hispanic-Moorish pottery was first developed in Mallorca. The most common ceramic piece is the Siurell, which is a white washed handmade figure. Other type of ceramics that are popular are the wine jars called “pitxers”, red-brown plates, painted tiles, nativity scenes, etc.

2) Mallorca cheese
 
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The Mallorca cheese is made exclusively on the island of Mallorca, and is made from the milk of cows and goats that are from the island itself. The taste of the cheese is slightly salty and acidic, and it becomes more strong as the cheese ages. The cheese tastes great with wine or can also be consumed as a snack.

3) Wines
 
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If you can, make sure you take along a few bottles of the rich Mallorcan wines that will surely be cherished later. The main wine producing areas are Binissalem, Pla & Llevant, and the area surrounding the Tramuntana Mountain range.

4) Pearls
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And last but not the least, do not forget to take home the pretty Mallorcan pearls. The shiny man-made pearls resemble real pearls to a great extent, but are comparatively cheaper.

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