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“A great market for browsing” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Ballaro Market

Ballaro Market
Vicolo del Carmelo, 90134 Palermo, Sicily, Italy (Palazzo Reale)
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Ranked #34 of 143 Attractions in Palermo
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Cultural
Activities: Shopping, Dining
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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
“A great market for browsing”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2013

This is a great market with masses of stalls selling fresh fish and seafood, fruit and vegetables. There are also plent of stalls selling spices and nuts - great things to take home with you! The market is noisy and busy - but that doesn't seem to deter motorcyclists from riding through the narrow gap between the stalls! A lovely place to wander and soak up the atmosphere!

Visited March 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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“Fresh fruit and seafood”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2013

If I stayed in apartment or self catering, it would be a great place to go to get all fresh ingredients

Visited March 2013
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Aubonne, Switzerland
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“Squalid but fascinating”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2013

The streets of the market stalls are brisk and busy, bustling and rather invigorating, and authentic, but the general atmosphere is a sad one of fallen glory. Unreconstructed World War Two damage dominates the scene, overall, and one gets a sense of an heroic getting-on-with-things in pretty grim circumstances.

Visited December 2012
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Wiesbaden, Germany
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“A great Palermo market”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

We visited during February, with virtually no tourists, just Palermitani doing their shopping. In the meat/fish area of the market we saw a very freshly slaughtered lamb ready to be dressed, the head of a very large swordfish lying on the cobblestones and various animal parts I hadn't seen in years on display. Of course, there's the fresh fruit and vegetables but if you're staying somewhere where you can cook up some of this protein you'll have a blast.

Visited February 2013
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“very cheap”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2013

it was nice to wonder around this market, the fruit and veg are amoungst the cheapest I've seen in italy and looked good quality. there were only men around which could be a bit uncomfortable, but I had nobody bothering me. a nice place to shop or just watch the others!

Visited February 2013
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