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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  • You can't go to Palermo without going to the ballaro market: it's like going to the theater, but standing on the stage, the people, the shouts, the colors, scents, foods ... magic! Another world prices than in the North. As a tourist it is difficult to buy vegetables or fish, fruit, spices, maybe almond paste, pistachio nuts, pasta sauces, dried tomatoes ... Mandatory to go and revisit!!!
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  • The Ballarò market, located in an area of narrow streets between the Via Maqueda and the Palazzo dei Normanni, is one of the three markets in Palermo and Vucciria, Capo. Fruits, vegetables, fish and typical products, all very colorful and attractive. Quality and excellent prices. Several places to eat. It is mandatory to eat one of the wonderful "cannoli" from the Caffeteria Antica di Maria Agata. I think on Sunday there is no market.
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  • This halle, full rehabilitation will very certainly unavoidable once completed. They do not prevent small traders to propose fees vegetables, fruits, fish, poultry, cheese and even bouquets of fragrant violets - we found a tiny "canteen" where for €15, we ate royally lunch for two. Do not hesitate to enter, it's clean, fresh and the service is fast. A great memory.
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  • See it, buy it! Everything from horse meat, fish and cheese to phone chargers and socks. The vegetables are particularly impressive, twice the size you see in the UK, fed by the Sicilian sun. Local specialities include aubergines and artichokes.
  • A place not to be missed. Authenticity... lively colours. People of Palermo
  • Hustling bustling best to go early in the morning great supplies fresh fruit and veg and meat and fish
  • a absolutely must if you visit Palermo here you can live the colors the sound , the smell and the taste of Sicily
  • Made me wish I was in a self catering apartment so I could buy the lovely food to cook!!!
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