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Vicolo Del Carmelo, 90134, Palermo, Sicily, Italy
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Reviewed 4 days ago

I always visit the local markets in Europe. Ballaro market didn't disappoint. Table after table of fresh fish, olives, vegetables, herbs, and many other items. The locals go daily to buy their food for the day. Its exciting to watch the venders interact with the...More

Thank jbor
Reviewed 4 days ago

A sensory delight. We did the market as part of a walking tour. The colours were magnificent and the sizes of the fruit and vegetables was exceptional. We were happy to watch Swordfish being butchered and were given a taste of local made sweets. Overall...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Go here or Capo not the vanishing Vuccheria despite old guide books. Mix of tat and market goods for residents. Fruit and veg sellers particularly egalitarian and will sell nice tomatoes to anyone. Other stall holders seem to have an eye for the tourist mark...More

Thank gsm018
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our host recommended a visit here. It was an amazing experience, mingling with the local people shopping. It is a big market, stretching along several streets, noisy, but we felt as if we were experiencing the true exssence of Palermo. So many stalls, such cheap...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you're looking to experience the local culture and food then this is definitely worth a visit. Great selection of produce, cheese, salami, prosciutto, sweets, seafood, meats and so much more! We purchased several food items at a reasonable price and enjoyed wonderful home cooked...More

Thank JDR-R2017
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Historic but not special. Looked like any number of flea markets around the world. I was hoping for more, but was disappointed. Had it not been raining, maybe we would have enjoyed it more, but i felt the market in Catania was just as good.

Thank jaimeelsabio
Reviewed 7 October 2018

We were staying in small self-catering apartment and so were wanting to find fresh produce to cook. This is a huge, rambling market and sells just about everything, not only veg, fruit, fresh meat and fish but also all sorts of household things. I had...More

Thank David M
Reviewed 4 October 2018

this was the third market we visited in Palermo, it was busy, some tourists as well, people shouting their goods, prices are fine, but just beware of the street food, it is expensive, they charge more than they deserve for what they serve, the so...More

Thank Temper43
Reviewed 3 October 2018 via mobile

Typical Sicilian market with all the foids you could eish for from fruit and vegetables to meat and fish and not forgetting olives! Wish we had markets like this in the UK!

Thank mariabarnes
Reviewed 2 October 2018

Passed through here just before lunch, and saw a real variety of food and drink stalls, Very bright and vibrant. Only concern was for safety of my son, who did not like having to be moved away from the constant stream of passing scooters.

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alrotem
18 July 2015|
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Response from sasha1010194 | Reviewed this property |
Monday to Saturday. It opens at 8:00 am and starts closing at 6-7;pm depending on the merchandise left at the time.
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15 July 2015|
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Sure! The market never stops
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