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Mercato Ballaro

Vicolo Del Carmelo, 90134, Palermo, Sicily, Italy
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“ballaro market” (22 reviews)
“fresh produce” (10 reviews)
“great market” (9 reviews)
Vicolo Del Carmelo, 90134, Palermo, Sicily, Italy
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Reviewed yesterday

We were staying in Palermo in a self catering apartment as I like to buy the local produce and cook it. Ballero is one of three markets in Palermo open every day as far as I could make out. I enjoyed walking through it with...More

Thank Eils G
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The owner seems friendly at first, singing and joking and happy to give you free samples. But wait until you pay! He charged 10 euros for 1 jar of ricotta di bufala. Ricotta di bufala (buffalo) is in general more expensive than sheep or cow;...More

Thank TheWorldDigested
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stumbled upon this area by chance, real lively a colourful market . Gorgeous produce ... fresh artichoke and beautiful fruit and vegetables . Wonderful displays of fish and meat as well.

Thank easterntreker
Reviewed January 6, 2018

Our private driver introduced this small market to us, at the end of our journey. The market is an authentic and amazing place to see what the Sicilians eat and buy. Wide variety of food and product is sold here, fruits, fish, bread, pizza etc....More

2  Thank Kemeny
Reviewed December 24, 2017

We toured Mercato Ballaro while in Palermo twice, once by ourselves at night and during a guided tours during the day. The market is a wonderful place to see what the Sicilians eat and buy. We were surprised on the wide variety of produce being...More

Thank DaveL300
Reviewed November 27, 2017 via mobile

A place the tourist should avoid. Contrary to what some reviews say this is not Sicilian culture. First of all it is almost impossible to find a parking space. Then if you manage to find one you would end up in this market walking among...More

Thank Icelandkevin
Reviewed October 22, 2017

This was the largest market we saw in Palermo and I just loved it. It was very vibrant and lots of banter and shouting from the local sellers. There was a good selection of street food and we tried a plate of Sicilian cheese and...More

1  Thank leenabloxham
Reviewed October 12, 2017

Mercato Ballaro is by far the best market in Palermo. You can find everything from fresh produce, meat, spices, pasta and various knickknacks. The colors, the smells, the ambiance and the merchants make it a unique experience. You can also eat on site and taste...More

1  Thank j0h2015
Reviewed October 1, 2017 via mobile

A rather small street market, few places to eat and not impressive at all, if you have spare time you can go , otherwise go somewhere else.

Thank Gaston22
Reviewed August 21, 2017 via mobile

The largiest and, in my opinion, the loveliest market in the city centre: surely better than the socalled "mercato della Vucciria", that is so famous mainly because of the fine, homonymous painting by Renato Guttuso, now (August 2017) shown in an exhibition in the Palazzo...More

1  Thank 235Ale
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July 18, 2015|
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Response from dora c |
The Ballarò market is open every day from 8am to 7-8 pm, except for Sunday that closes at 13pm
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Debbie R
July 15, 2015|
Response from dora c |
Sure! The market never stops
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