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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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  • Key market beautiful local colour. Beautiful and good gastronomy. Sicily in all its glory. The colors, scents, flavors, the great Sicilian accent, everything is there. A real pleasure.
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  • Quaint on Palermo's oldest market. Noise, smells, tastes, dirt, disorder, are the setting for an event that definitely has to be known and that distinguishes this particular city. Exactly like in the movies: the screaming and shouting of peddlers, are repeated endlessly, like a locked disc, fumes of local ovuque open air stalls, street food, giant fruits and fresh seafood stalls, never seen, with cut there at the time, the same for the meat, rivers of water used to "clean" along the walkway ... disorder ... but this makes the ballaro market something unique and distinctive , must see!!
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  • Too bad it was Sunday and not having had the opportunity to imbarcamenarmi in the popular market. I had anyway so to walk through Via Ballarò and certainly wasn't very exciting. All eyes are on him, squared by these from head to toe, even though it was day and we were in a group, we decided to go back. More than the known market appeared to me and is really, the Nigerians. Once in Palermo is not perceived safety air! I hope that I can change my mind!
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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