Inca (population 25, 000) is Mallorca’s third biggest town and is situated in the middle of the island. It does not attract so many tourists. Inca is not an ugly town, but lacks many great sights. In Mallorca, Inca is famous for its leather industry (especially shoes branded Camper). There’s a market every Thursday, which is also Inca’s busiest day.
The town is struggling to attract more visitors. Many houses and squares have been renovated in the past few years.
Big parts of Inca’s town centre have been pedestrianised, especially the long, wide street from the trains station to the old town of Inca. Here you’ll find the Placa Santa Maria Major and Inca’s big main church, which shares its name with the square.
Connections to Inca: No town with the exception of Palma has better
connections through public transport than Inca. Two trains an hour leave
from Palma de Mallorca to Inca (35km, a one way ticket cost less than €2 in
2007). In the other direction, one train an hour goes to Manacor and one to
Sa Pobla. The small bus station is opposite the train station. Many buses
from Palma heading to the east of Mallorca stop here – Alcudia, Cala Millor
and Pollenca being examples. There is a bus 5 times a day heading up the
Tramuntana Moutains from Inca ending at the Monastery Lluc.