We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Book In Advance
All photos (942)
Full view
Certificate of Excellence
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent45%
  • Very good36%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“ballaro market”(22 reviews)
“great market”(11 reviews)
“fresh produce”(10 reviews)
As featured in Best Food in Palermo
Local Weather
Powered by Weather Underground
Vicolo Del Carmelo, 90134, Palermo, Sicily, Italy
Palazzo Reale
Ways to Experience Mercato Ballaro
from US$35.70
More Info
from US$52.30
More Info
from US$33.30
More Info
Reviews (1,255)
Filter reviews
240 results
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
More languages
Show reviews that mention
All reviewsballaro marketgreat marketfresh producebig marketstreet foodoutdoor marketsalamicouple of hoursarancinion displayvegetablesvendorslifecaposhoesclothinghundreds
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 240 reviews
Reviewed 5 days ago

Even on Sunday, when the market is closed, you'll find several restaurants with delicious seafood and the best al dented pasta. Palermo has really great food,

Thank Joyce123456
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great place to visit the the colours the smells were fantastic, the fruit and fish have to be experienced would never shop in the supermarket !!!

Thank andrew m
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a vibrant Market selling fresh fruit, vegetables, fish, meat, spices, pasta, cheese, bread. You can eat your way round Sicily. Lots of stalls cooking fish, Sausage,street food to buy and taste. Husband particularly liked the freshly cooked octopus. Shoes, clothing, handbags, household items availabile...More

Thank Joyce J
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

You can buy food, drink, clothes, chinese and even pictures of flowers or Jesus if you like (see one of my pictures). It’s colorful, loud and crowded rather touristic than local but worth to see anyway if you are already in Palermo. If you want...More

Thank Pawel L
Reviewed 6 August 2018

Mercato Ballaro is a very lively and interesting place full of curiosities. One of the beating hearts of Palermo.

Thank Birta G
Reviewed 27 July 2018

We hit all 3 during our stay and this was the best- certainly in terms of food and number of vendors. Saw veggies never see in the States and all sorts of fresh fish. Easy just to wander and watch the locals shop. Lots going...More

Thank sccrref
Reviewed 23 July 2018

This farmer's market is incredible, but I love farmers' markets. The sea-life, fruits and vegetables are beautifully piled everywhere. The sellers are constantly yelling, singing, entertaining. Lots of sellers shout, "Dai, dai, dai dai!" Which means, "Please, please, c'mon, c'mon!" It's just so pleasing to...More

1  Thank Steveage
Reviewed 14 July 2018

Palermo's Ballarò market is crazy, full of smells (many good and some not so good), crowded, loud and on the verge of being extremely chaotic. But isn't that what you would expect from a market in Palermo? I found it fun and exciting to visit....More

1  Thank Voyage_34
Reviewed 4 July 2018 via mobile

Every city has a great market like this one. A chance to see what is happening on the local food front. Fish and meat, veg and fruit. Olives, salamis and cheese. Try the sheep ricotta with varying flavours, have a granita if it's hot (...More

1  Thank Marcus W
Reviewed 1 July 2018

Just resign yourself to getting lost and becoming a little disoriented in this vast marketplace whose parameters are kind of nebulous. It is reminiscent of a North African souk. It begins about half a mile south of Palazzo Reale and spits you out somewhere around...More

Thank flaneur40
View more reviews
Nearby HotelsSee all 1,224 hotels in Sicily
Palazzo Brunaccini
620 reviews
.12 km away
Hotel Cortese
130 reviews
.21 km away
Hotel Alessandra
219 reviews
.27 km away
186 reviews
.30 km away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 16,215 restaurants in Sicily
Al Fondaco Del Conte
1,565 reviews
.27 km away
231 reviews
.25 km away
Cotto E Bollito
58 reviews
.08 km away
Ristorante Brunaccini
100 reviews
.14 km away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 6,825 attractions in Sicily
Palazzo Conte Federico
505 reviews
.27 km away
Chiesa del Gesu
1,057 reviews
.24 km away
Museo Geologico e Paleontologico G.G. Gemmellaro
92 reviews
.28 km away
Torre di San Nicolo all'Albergheria
109 reviews
.14 km away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
18 July 2015|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
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.
Debbie R
15 July 2015|
Response from dora c |
Sure! The market never stops
Google Translation