Sant Marçal is the patron saint of Marratxí which is celebrated every year on June 30th. Sant Marçal festivities are the firsts in the summer calendar and during the whole week, the town hall and the village´s associations prepare several activities.Read more »
Marratxí is a vilage in Es Raiguer region formed by a huge group of towns and urban centres
Curiously, none of Marratxí's urban centres is named Marratxí. The different towns are Es Pont d'Inca, Sa Cabaneta, Es Pla de na Tesa, Pòrtol, Marratxinet & Es Figueral. Thanks to its proximity to Palma, its population reaches 36,000 inhabitants, adding all its urban centres. The municipality also borders with other terms such as Bunyola, Santa Maria and Santa Eugènia.
Every information points to the fact that the name of Marratxí has an Arab origin, although some History books mention the conquest term Barraxino. Marratxí is currently a municipality with great economic activity, which stands out for its large shopping centers and an industrial estate. Agriculture, livestock and crafts have historically been important activities, among which the pottery is the highlight.
We should mention two big fairs in Marratxí: the first is the Pottery Fair (Fira del Fang), held in March in Pòrtol, where you can see and buy all kinds of pieces made with mud in a traditional way. The other one is the Autumn Fair, located in Sant Marçal's main square in Sa Cabaneta. Precisely, Sant Marçal is Marratxí's patron saint, so the popular feasts are celebrated during the last week of June.
Marratxí's weekly markets take place on Tuesday in Es Pla de na Tesa, on Wednesday in Sa Cabaneta, on Thursday in Pòrtol, on Friday in Es Pont d'Inca and on Sunday on Marratxí's polígon.