Mercato Ballaro, Palermo

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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. Plan your Mercato Ballaro visit and explore what else you can see and do in Palermo using our Palermo road trip app .
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  • What a nice friendly atmosphere: smells of the colors of beautiful fruits and vegetables, fish not to mention cheeses. Small stalls all more typical than the other. Don't hesitate to buy a delicious little snack. Very good time spent in this market
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  • Chaos, screaming and fun. If you're picky, it's not for you. Hygiene, cold chain are at the limit. But no one scrambles to the ground invoking ambulances or various saints. Fruits, vegetables, fish and meat with fabulous prices. Restaurants, let's say rustic, but nice to spend the time of a lunch Prices great good food, always be careful. Palermo is a difficult city at times, and common sense must be used, to avoid deception. Personally as a short or long visit, I would put it on an itinerary. Tight passages between the various hawkers, therefore disabled a little difficulty, will meet her. If you have micro dogs, better in your handbag and tight.
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  • Maybe it's not as amazing as the one in Barcelona, but I still earned my heart and palate. It is better to find here than on Vucciria. I recommend to all visitors to Palermo, you eat here cheaper and more interesting.
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  • Markets are not entirely my thing. Tons of counterfeit goods and lots of shouting. But for the food alone this place is worth a visit. If you're a vegetarian, Sicilian cuisine uses eggplant as though it were the last fruit on Earth and you will not be left out. If you enjoy seafood, try the octopus. Worth a quick tour.
  • The popular markets of Palermo are changing rapidly but here you can still breathe something genuine. Multicultural and above all good food.
  • Great market !!! It was really great ! You can buy there sooo many fresh cool local products. Fresh fruit, vegetables, sea food, species! I think you can really find everything you need there. Of course on some places it smells really unpleasant but it is just because I am not a fan of sea food and fish. But other stuff looks very very good and it was pretty tasty
  • Every vegetable and fruit you can imagine. Every type of fresh seafood that Sicily can offer. Street food I've not seen before. Toto, we're not in Kansas anymore!
  • Amazing experience - for free! But you'll want to sample the amazing fruits and vegetables... and cold treats like Granita!
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