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“Crazy,fun place!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Ballaro Market

Ballaro Market
Vicolo del Carmelo, 90134 Palermo, Sicily, Italy (Palazzo Reale)
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Ranked #2 of 41 Shopping in Palermo
Activities: Shopping, Dining
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Renton, Washington
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“Crazy,fun place!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2013

Today we bought fresh tomatoes, olives, mozzerala di buffala and a couple of beers, in an ancient market full of singing vendors with home grown produce. This hodge-podge, long, narrow market, is full of people, locals shopping on their Vespas, tourists taking in the sights, sounds and smells of fresh fish, pigs feet and georgous fruit all lovingly displayed, ready for purchase at reasonable prices. To me, this is the best part of living in Europe, wonderful, fresh food at great prices!

Visited May 2013
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Melksham, United Kingdom
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“Fresh”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2013

Great market for fruit and veg and particularly fish. If you're shopping for your own cooking best to shop further in as big fish counters near entrance (Station end) seem to cater for restaurant/large quantities buyers.

Visited June 2012
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“The usual”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2013

If this is your first market, it will be great, if it is your fifth, then not-so-great. There is nothing here that sets it apart from plenty of other markets around the world.

Visited May 2013
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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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“Worth a walk”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2013

If you want to see one of Palermo markets, chose this one. Fish and vegetable stalls, noise and crowd - all as you imagine should be on a southern market. Shame you can buy more as a tourist (unless you chose self catering).

Visited April 2013
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Palermo, Italy
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“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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