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Mercato del Capo

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Address: Palermo, Sicily, Italy
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Da Porta Carini a Piazza Beati Paoli

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A great market

It is pretty much a locals market, and stretches eccentrically around the streets of the old part of Palermo. It is a great place to wander, marvel at the array of foods... read more

Reviewed 7 March 2017
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Louth, Lincolnshire
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Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

Enjoyed some street food and a drink at this amazing market. All excellent. Enjoyed watching the clearing up of the market after lunch the banter amongst the workers. Why would you need to book a tour to see the street markets is beyond me! Capo by far the best despite the recent Rich Stein series when Viccuria was cited on... More 

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Winnipeg, Canada
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Reviewed 7 March 2017

It is pretty much a locals market, and stretches eccentrically around the streets of the old part of Palermo. It is a great place to wander, marvel at the array of foods (cheese in particular were most inviting), and get lost in the myriad of side streets. It is very much a Palermo thing, and as tourists one sticks out,... More 

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San Jose, California
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Reviewed 17 February 2017 via mobile

OVERALL: Friendly vendors selling fresh local veggies, fish, cheese, and bread. Wander, look, picture and taste a disappearing European daily ritual. We went with a local to buy ingredients for a hearty lunch. Fresh bread from Monreale, swordfish caught overnight, veggies from local nurseries and local goat cheese. Glad to see this daily rhythm of local hawker stall markets still... More 

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Sydney
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 February 2017

It is a colourful market. Check the days you want to visit the market. It stays closed certain days & time. Essence of Palermo.

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1 Thank Neha B
Cleveland, Oh
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Reviewed 7 November 2016

This is an easy to reach market which serves the local population with fruit, vegetables, meat, fish, spice, and bakery. Although there are occasional "market tour groups" the market is still largely unspoiled. There is no need of a tour guide as the market is perfectly safe and easy to navigate. Among the crowded stalls, there are old palaces, decadent... More 

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Charleston, West Virginia
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Reviewed 23 October 2016

My wife and I visited Palermo for my birthday and our anniversary and we took a food tour of Mercato del Capo on a Sunday. Best food tour ever!!! Most venders were open as we were worried they would be closed up. We ate some of the greatest, freshest food ever here, twice! We revisited later in the week to... More 

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Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

When being in Palermo it's a must to visit one of the typical markets where locals use to buy fruit, fish, typical local seeds and spices and other 'cheap' goods. Looking for an alternative to 'Vucciria' where we went to in the past, we decided to check out 'del Capo' market. While it's an experience to walk through the tiny... More 

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Reviewed 4 October 2016

We walked through the marketplace with a tour amidst the crowds, hot sun, and flies. Local vegetables and fruits, as well as meats and fishes, were on display, but frankly there did not appear to be much to distinguish this open air sprawling marketplace from others in Europe. The market extends for blocks and blocks in a narrow, crowded area... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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Reviewed 2 October 2016

The Mercato Del Campo market is fantastic. It is a feast for all five senses. Great fresh produce, seafood, meat, cheese, spices, olives, etc. Visit for a taste of an authentic Sicilian market.

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Reviewed 1 October 2016

Visited this market whilst in Palermo. Worth the meander along the narrow streets to see where the locals buy. Lovey fruits, meat and fish

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