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Address: Vicolo del Carmelo, 90134 Palermo, Sicily, Italy
Activities: Shopping, Dining

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The truly soul of Palermo

A few hundred meters away from the central train station of Palermo, the Ballaro market is one of the oldest and most famous of the city, I visited it one morning while waiting... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 8, 2015
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Tortona, Italy

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

The food I bought was great, the atmosphere is great as well. There's everything from souvenirs like magnets to fresh fruit, fish, meat, a great variety of cheeses, sweets and beverages. The people who work there are nice and helpful. Beware of pickpockets, though.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

The biggest food market in Palermo with a lots of tempting stalls, from fish to veg, olives, meat, olive oil, cheese, fruits...you name it Ballaro has it all, you will surely end up with few shopping bags after visiting this place...the staff are so friendly(screaming a bit loud :) but very friendly) this market is a food paradise....Do not leave... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

A few hundred meters away from the central train station of Palermo, the Ballaro market is one of the oldest and most famous of the city, I visited it one morning while waiting for the train, a walk of about 20-30 minutes from the many scenic and stalls , street vendors, stalls of fruit and butchers, many perfumes which only... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

Here you can still feel the dynamism and excitment of a true traditional market, which is a "species" in extinction threated these days by supermarkets as well as shopping malls. A pity! You will also notice the generosity of this fertile Sicilian land and of its seas and will be amazed to find some vegetables that you have never seen... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

Loads on offer. Tons to buys, smell and see. We even stopped for lunch to take it all in. Amazing. If you are staying in Palermo self catering do not shop anywhere else for you food!

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Liked the food vendors especially the cheese and fruit but was hoping to see crafts of sicily. In stead we saw junk from China very disappointing.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

must visit the markets in Palermo...stunning and varied produce with tastes offered by stall owners..lush fresh vegetables fish and fruit

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015 via mobile

This market was awful. People were not friendly and is not worth visiting. All cafes there rip you off. Waitress accidentally gave us an Italian menu and English menu. English menu was exactly the same except the price was much higher then on what the Italian menu showed!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

Many know Vucciria market, but the locals go to Ballaro market! We found Ballaro Market it much more interesting. You can find all kinds of local specialties with shops and cafes along the way. Make sure to have the mini cannolis. Warming, some fish merchants mix old & new seafood salad together! At the end of the street (Via Ballero),... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

Do all your food and more shopping at Ballaro. Open everyday. Watch your bag. Try all the different things in season. And cheese and olives and more. My children 7 & 9 love it too. Especially if you nibble as you go. Its not too big either

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Address: Address: Vicolo del Carmelo, 90134 Palermo, Sicily, Italy
Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Sicily  >  Province of Palermo  >  Palermo>  > Palazzo Reale

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