Just interesting to walk through. Not worth a special trip. Those whonhave been to North African souks or Asian markets will be deceived.
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All of the travel guides rave about Ballaro Market, so maybe I was expecting too much, but this market was completely underwhelming. Wasted a lot of time trying to find it, because the maps were unclear, but when we finally found it, in the middle...More
Markets are open 7 days - then at night the stalls close and the area becomes "party central plus eateries. This is the place to see Sicilian life at its best . Huge market site selling anything and everything editable - crazy jumble of stalls...More
This is a living, breathing open air market in the best tradition. Fresh produce, seafood, meat and to top it off--Sicilian street food! But there is more, street vendors selling all kinds of everyday items for the home. I got two aprons in azzurri blue...More
This market is not the place to don your finest. Be casual, leave your valuables in the hotel safe and begin your journey into the past. Here, at the Ballarò Street Market, you'll find yourself stepping into the Twilight Zone of Palermo's history. You'll never...More
When we arrived in Palermo Cruise Terminal we took a taxi van. The taxi driver, in more than 3 hours, drove us along many places in Palermo. One of these places was Mercato Ballaro. A market for the sale of fish, fruit and vegetables, all...More
We went to that so called street market thinking that we would find street food, as local specialities such as arancini, cannoli, etc. but they dont really have street food. It is basically a street market in which local producers or re sellers sells their...More