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

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Ballaro is great fun and yummy.

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 17, 2015
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Sydney, Australia
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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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Munich, Germany
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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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Sydney, Australia
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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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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

We flew to Palermo and had the chance to hang around for a few hours before getting a train to Cefalu. As the airport transfer bus had driven past all the major architectural sites very slowly in traffic, we had a decent look at them all, so decided to explore the Ballaro Market instead. It was only 1 minute's walk... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

To preface this review we love local markets and enjoy seeing the local produce, pastries, meats and especially the fishes. If you want supermarket trappings then this is not your place, though there are more 'organized' shops throughout the market. Wonderfully fresh goods, alongside all the day to day items that you actually need if you've been traveling. And everything... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

We stopped by the market before lunch and enjoyed walking through it and purchasing some fresh fruit and spices as souvenirs for people back home. The fruits were very fresh and delicious.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

If you like market streets, then Ballaro is worth a visit. Everything from the everyday things you never get around to buying at home to some decent touristy things. Lots of variety.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

In the heart of the old town just off Free to all. We visited in February on a three day stay in the town. We had not sought out the market but came across it wandering the interesting streets. Great atmosphere and colour and interesting to see so much diverse products. A touch of the real Palermo and we enjoyed... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Men shouting to sell their potatoes, fresh swordfish being chopped right there, fruits and veggies and knock off shoes and peoples yard sales- you can find it all here and it's a blast to wander through and try the food. We went on a Sunday morning and it was so lively and packed with people. Larger and more exciting than... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

We stumbled on this market while wandering through Palermo one afternoon. The produce selection is remarkable and you will see seafood for sale that is lacking in most major aquariums - let alone your local supermarket.

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