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Mercato Ballaro

Vicolo Del Carmelo, 90134, Palermo, Sicily, Italy
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Vicolo Del Carmelo, 90134, Palermo, Sicily, Italy
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just interesting to walk through. Not worth a special trip. Those whonhave been to North African souks or Asian markets will be deceived.

Thank hedelr
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food was not fresh. There were not that many restaurant or a great variaty of vegetables and fruit. We ate there and moat of the food was left on the plates. Would not recomment it to anyone!

Thank Roxana P
Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank Patricia A
Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank Ken M
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Much to see in the Ballaro market. Typical large seaside market with lots of seasonal veg, fruit, fish, meat. Crowded & busy! The octopus fast food stand was great! Visit!

2  Thank DavidD-Portland
Reviewed 15 June 2017

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

1  Thank BrokenArrow02
Reviewed 12 June 2017

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

1  Thank Nicola B
Reviewed 24 May 2017 via mobile

This was the second market we had been to that day. We went to the so called big tourist market called Vuccario but frankly it was a waste of time. It is not big and not touristy. Even the waiter at the bar said that...More

Thank Donnaimmobile
Reviewed 22 May 2017

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

Thank Gaetano A
Reviewed 16 May 2017

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

Thank Victoria P
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18 July 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
15 July 2015|
Response from dora c |
Sure! The market never stops
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