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Mercato Ballaro

Vicolo Del Carmelo, 90134, Palermo, Sicily, Italy
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Vicolo Del Carmelo, 90134, Palermo, Sicily, Italy
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

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 France have a bigger and more exciting weekly market. The...More

Thank James_Tring
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Horrible, dirty and nothing special. If you know what vegetables look like, and don't want to see dirty fish out in the sun then I wouldn't bother with this place. The locals fighting in street finished me off..

Thank James P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After being almost a week on a ship, a cute little market was just what I needed. I walked around for a little while, buying some nuts and fruits which tasted excellent. I see that the place has gotten some not so good reviews, but...More

Thank Ideatroll
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Just interesting to walk through. Not worth a special trip. Those whonhave been to North African souks or Asian markets will be deceived.

Thank hedelr
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The food was not fresh. There were not that many restaurant or a great variaty of vegetables and fruit. We ate there and moat of the food was left on the plates. Would not recomment it to anyone!

Thank Roxana P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

All of the travel guides rave about Ballaro Market, so maybe I was expecting too much, but this market was completely underwhelming. Wasted a lot of time trying to find it, because the maps were unclear, but when we finally found it, in the middle...More

Thank Patricia A
Reviewed 16 July 2017

Markets are open 7 days - then at night the stalls close and the area becomes "party central plus eateries. This is the place to see Sicilian life at its best . Huge market site selling anything and everything editable - crazy jumble of stalls...More

1  Thank Ken M
Reviewed 21 June 2017 via mobile

Much to see in the Ballaro market. Typical large seaside market with lots of seasonal veg, fruit, fish, meat. Crowded & busy! The octopus fast food stand was great! Visit!

3  Thank DavidD-Portland
Reviewed 14 June 2017

This is a living, breathing open air market in the best tradition. Fresh produce, seafood, meat and to top it off--Sicilian street food! But there is more, street vendors selling all kinds of everyday items for the home. I got two aprons in azzurri blue...More

1  Thank BrokenArrow02
Reviewed 12 June 2017

This market is not the place to don your finest. Be casual, leave your valuables in the hotel safe and begin your journey into the past. Here, at the Ballarò Street Market, you'll find yourself stepping into the Twilight Zone of Palermo's history. You'll never...More

1  Thank Nicola B
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18 July 2015|
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Response from dora c |
The Ballarò market is open every day from 8am to 7-8 pm, except for Sunday that closes at 13pm
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Debbie R
15 July 2015|
Response from dora c |
Sure! The market never stops
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