Palma de Mallorca, 19th Apr 11
Spotlight on Inca - the island’s centre is full of surprises
Inland Mallorca provides the visitor with an insight into the island’s daily life and this spotlight on Inca reveals a town which is full of surprises.
Inca is the third largest town on Mallorca and is easily accessible by motorway or via train from Palma. The town has a long history of making leather goods and in particular shoes and handbags.
Tourist routes in and around Inca
The visitor can follow various routes of interest; The Leather Route taking in a visit to the town’s new leather museum and various leather factories; the Market Route featuring the commercial shopping area and new daily market; the Cellar Route taking in the traditional cellar restaurants featuring Mallorcan cuisine and local wine at its best and finally the Heritage and Green Routes taking in the town’s history and green, open spaces. Information: www.incaturistica.org
Inca is famous for its annual fiesta called “Dijous Bó” literally meaning Good Thursday which is held on the third Thursday in November featuring a vast market extending throughout the town where you can find just about anything and everything for sale from live animals to agricultural equipment, leatherwear and every type of local product.
However, all visitors can experience a smaller version of this market which is held every Thursday throughout the year. Now Inca’s new covered market features a good range of fresh produce and there is a new Artisan Market in the pedestrian area of the town near the town hall and main church square.
Inca has a long history of shoe manufacturing this industry has brought prosperity to the town to the extent that the local town hall has built its own Shoe Museum on the site of the old Guardia Civil building. The museum features a variety of historic machines demonstrating the traditional methods of shoe making plus temporary exhibitions on the subject. Information: www.calzadodemallorca.com
ReCamper Factory Outlet, Inca
Few people realise that the award winning fashion shoe brand “Camper” was founded in Mallorca in 1975 and is still headed up by the same local Mallorcan, Lorenzo Fluxá, who inherited his grandfather’s shoe business which was established on the island in 1877.
In 1981 Camper opened its first shop in Barcelona and since that time the brand has been developed on an international scale with over 200 outlets in more than 30 countries and the brand is now available in approximately 70 countries worldwide. The Camper concept is to combine a contemporary style with innovative technology, top quality and comfort.
On the outskirts of Inca, Camper has its own factory outlet where you can always pick up a bargain. The shop is stocked with end of lines and seconds and is open Monday – Saturday. More information: www.camper.com
Internationally Renowned Hand Made Mountain Boots
In this area there are still some factories that make leatherwear by hand and one of the best examples is the Bestard factory which makes quality, hard wearing boots for a variety of sports and these are sold and worn all over the world. The boots are tested by the local factory on the island’s own Tramuntana Mountain Range and by international athletes around the world to ensure that they can be literally be taken on any expedition. Information: www.bestard.com
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For further information, please contact:
Mallorca Tourist Board, Dominique Carroll / Anna Skidmore,
Tel:(+34) 971 725 396 Fax: (+34) 971 713 540
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