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“Always worth a visit to enjoy the chaos” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Mercato Ballaro

Mercato Ballaro
Vicolo del Carmelo, 90134, Palermo, Sicily, Italy (Palazzo Reale)
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Sydney, Australia
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“Always worth a visit to enjoy the chaos”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2012

In my (humble) opinion the best market to visit as a tourist in Palermo although our hostess shops at and swears by Capo

Visited December 2012
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“Great morning.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2012

This is a huge market stretching through mant streets. We loved looking at the many differernt and,to us,strange foods on sale. The whole atmosphere is fascinating and worth a couple of hours. It is also close to other sights like churches,etc.

Visited October 2012
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“This is the REAL market of Palermo”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2012

A cross between a medina and a street market, if you like to look and smell and feel, this is the place to go. Piles of carefully arranged vegetables, fish stalls, lighting shops, curtains and shoes and clothes and street food and utter tumbling chaos. A feast for the eyes.

Visited November 2012
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Wing, United Kingdom
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“Great food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2012

This market is overflowing with fruit, veg, fish & meat. Everything is as fresh as could be, and very inticing. the selection of fish is fascinating. A cook's delight.

Visited September 2012
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“nice atmosphere”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2012

the small streets and little squares in the Ballaro district are the setting for a abundance of impressions: fresh fish, meat, and many many sorts of vegetables. Sellers are shouting out to praise their goods and to attract your attention. Although frequented by tourists, also the Palermo inhabitants come here for their daily shopping of fresh fish and veggies.

A must see when in Palermo. Be wary of your belongings (like purses, etc.) is what we were told, but did not really experience or see anything strange.

Visited September 2012
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