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“Wonderful” 5 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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Palermo, Italy
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18 reviews 18 reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Wonderful”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2013

Best market in Palermo.
Noisy, atmospheric, cheap, fresh produce. Do all my shopping here and it's a real pleasure every time.

Visited April 2013
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Cashel, Ireland
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“very nice”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2013

This market was literally just below our hotel room..... nice for a walk... its mostly a food market that at the lower end kind of turns into an almost car boot sale thingy?! the fresh fruit is amazing and soooooooo cheap. its just nice to have a walk and enjoy seeing all the fresh food and wonderful smells!!

Visited March 2013
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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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53 reviews 53 reviews
31 attraction reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
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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35 reviews 35 reviews
11 attraction reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
“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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31 attraction reviews
Reviews in 29 cities Reviews in 29 cities
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
“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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