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Mercato Ballaro

Vicolo Del Carmelo, 90134, Palermo, Sicily, Italy
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“ballaro market” (22 reviews)
“fresh produce” (10 reviews)
“great market” (8 reviews)
Vicolo Del Carmelo, 90134, Palermo, Sicily, Italy
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A place the tourist should avoid. Contrary to what some reviews say this is not Sicilian culture. First of all it is almost impossible to find a parking space. Then if you manage to find one you would end up in this market walking among...More

Thank Icelandkevin
Reviewed 22 October 2017

This was the largest market we saw in Palermo and I just loved it. It was very vibrant and lots of banter and shouting from the local sellers. There was a good selection of street food and we tried a plate of Sicilian cheese and...More

1  Thank leenabloxham
Reviewed 12 October 2017

Mercato Ballaro is by far the best market in Palermo. You can find everything from fresh produce, meat, spices, pasta and various knickknacks. The colors, the smells, the ambiance and the merchants make it a unique experience. You can also eat on site and taste...More

1  Thank j0h2015
Reviewed 1 October 2017 via mobile

A rather small street market, few places to eat and not impressive at all, if you have spare time you can go , otherwise go somewhere else.

Thank Gaston22
Reviewed 21 August 2017 via mobile

The largiest and, in my opinion, the loveliest market in the city centre: surely better than the socalled "mercato della Vucciria", that is so famous mainly because of the fine, homonymous painting by Renato Guttuso, now (August 2017) shown in an exhibition in the Palazzo...More

1  Thank 235Ale
Reviewed 12 August 2017 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 9 August 2017 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..

1  Thank James P
Reviewed 1 August 2017

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 19 July 2017 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 19 July 2017 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
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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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