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Mercato Ballaro, Palermo

(3.9/5 based on 900+ reviews on the web)
Mercato Ballaro, an open-air market, sells food primarily. Choose from locally-sourced fish, vegetables, meat, cheese, spices, bread, and other groceries. Watch vendors expertly cut huge fish. Once you’re finished shopping, kick back with an espresso in one of the small trattorias. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Mercato Ballaro and many more Palermo attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Palermo travel itinerary maker.
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  • I found this market very usual. Vegetables, fish, cheese, olives etc. Nothing special. If you need to get some groceries - thats a place. If you looking for some authentic stuff - try something else. 
  • It was the place that I liked the most because the more quaint, I especially liked going through the narrow streets of the city "popular" only advice: no purse, no camera, no jewelry in sight and eyes open to me nothing happened but I assure you that some faces were not terribly reassuring, a must if you love pop culture stop in the numerous "osterie" to taste "real" perhaps accompanied by a nice glass of Marsala and a hard-boiled egg
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  • Palermo in its purest form! A market where you can see people in their day to day, shouts, smells, narrow streets and sheets hanging from balconies, etc. Good place to buy some cheese and anchovies.
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  • If you're local markets lover, then it's a must place to visit. If not, but a simple tourist, then still worth to visit. This market is likely the best of 3 Palermo's markets. There is also place to eat something for a lunch.
  • This is a must when visiting Palermo. The locals do shopping here, you find anything edible and quite some other things too ;-) Fish on display makes the mouth water, and the diversity of fruits is dazzling. Cactus fruit? Hmmm!
  • This is absolutely the most interesting for me in Palermo. When I walked across crowds, from stall to stall, owners crying their warns, it is really vivid life you. Amazing!
  • It a very nice place to visit, even as a tourist, if you would like to see a bit of the day-by-day life of Palermo people. The place is a bit dirty, but not inconveniently dirty. A lot of fruit and vegetable can be found there.
  • Very busy and bustling. Keep an eye on your belongings. Real place real people