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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  • A nice walk to the ballaro market you can't miss it. Quaint and full of friendly vendors. One tip though ... don't go in that area at night because it gets a little dangerous.
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  • Very underwhelming local market. Went a second time to make sure I hadn't missed anything, but really not sure why some people go on about it. It really isn't anything special. Most small towns in Fra...  more »
  • Walk very pretty with all its fruits and vegetables, sellers that atmosphere the walk with their chat was Italian, all products of the soil also, it came with big bags absolutely must eat at the restaurant that I have put a picture, traditional cuisine made by mama
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  • Night review. It is cheap however it is very dirty, sometimes it smells of sewer. The pubs look nice and staff is friendly. There are a lot of seats outside.
  • Busy, historic market. Biggest in the city. Dirty as well, but tells a lot about Palermo :)
  • Crazy place with people yelling all over the place.
  • Cool spot for pot
  • Not to be missed, riot of colors, very low prices. We tried the sandwich with fried calamari, Eggplant with addition of Pacific ... Super delicious
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