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Mercato del Capo

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Address: Palermo, Sicily, Italy
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Da Porta Carini a Piazza Beati Paoli

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Fun Markets!

We had a great time at the markets today. There was lots of fresh fish, fruit, meat and it was just a lovely place altogether. Street food and wonderful people who gave us free... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed September 30, 2016
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Cleveland, Oh
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is an easy to reach market which serves the local population with fruit, vegetables, meat, fish, spice, and bakery. Although there are occasional "market tour groups" the market is still largely unspoiled. There is no need of a tour guide as the market is perfectly safe and easy to navigate. Among the crowded stalls, there are old palaces, decadent... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2016

My wife and I visited Palermo for my birthday and our anniversary and we took a food tour of Mercato del Capo on a Sunday. Best food tour ever!!! Most venders were open as we were worried they would be closed up. We ate some of the greatest, freshest food ever here, twice! We revisited later in the week to... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2016 via mobile

When being in Palermo it's a must to visit one of the typical markets where locals use to buy fruit, fish, typical local seeds and spices and other 'cheap' goods. Looking for an alternative to 'Vucciria' where we went to in the past, we decided to check out 'del Capo' market. While it's an experience to walk through the tiny... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 4, 2016

We walked through the marketplace with a tour amidst the crowds, hot sun, and flies. Local vegetables and fruits, as well as meats and fishes, were on display, but frankly there did not appear to be much to distinguish this open air sprawling marketplace from others in Europe. The market extends for blocks and blocks in a narrow, crowded area... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 2, 2016

The Mercato Del Campo market is fantastic. It is a feast for all five senses. Great fresh produce, seafood, meat, cheese, spices, olives, etc. Visit for a taste of an authentic Sicilian market.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 1, 2016

Visited this market whilst in Palermo. Worth the meander along the narrow streets to see where the locals buy. Lovey fruits, meat and fish

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 30, 2016 via mobile

We had a great time at the markets today. There was lots of fresh fish, fruit, meat and it was just a lovely place altogether. Street food and wonderful people who gave us free samples of meat. Would recommend to people looking for an inside look on local life.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2016

As we have been to Palermo several times and saw all of the markets, I would say, that this is one of the honest markets. It its simply one street with all the stands, not that crowded as on the other markets and I felt, that italian people are buying here. Also you are new the cathedral, and the area... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 16, 2016

Visiting this market is no tourist thing. Many locals shop and gather there to socialize. Very picturesque food stalls with normal prices, lower than mainland Italy. People welcoming and cheering, offering you to taste their products. Suggest to everyone this 30 min stroll.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 11, 2016

Enjoyed a stroll this this market and all the fishmongers with the head of swordfish strung up (wondered how they they had it there). The place can stink and a few vegetable stalls and meat stalls and enjoyable for a walk.

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