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Mercato Ballaro, Palermo
(3.9/5 based on 850+ 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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  • do the highest rating because it is exaggerated in all respects both positive and negative: the stalls of fruit, vegetables and fish are amazing, it's very chaotic with scooters that pass between people and benches and feel dirty not really prejudice ... but I do not think you can leave Palermo without having it visitatato
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  • having Grandma Sicilian, I found myself pretty comfortable; true competitive market prices do not always Sicilian dialect but great variety of products from spices to seafood. Too bad the smog attacked stalls ....
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  • The market is quaint, Yes, but also for the negatives. First of all the indiscriminate and continuous passage of scooters don't just overhauled leaving clouds of smog on the shelves of goods and on the tables of Diners. The accounts are somewhat haphazardly and sometimes prices shown are indicative only. Disappointed because it would be a nice market.
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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