Mercato Ballaro, Palermo

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Mercato Ballaro, an open-air market, sells food primarily. Choose from locally-sourced fish, vegetables, meat, cheese, spices, bread, and other groceries. Watch vendors expertly cut huge fish. Once you’re finished shopping, kick back with an espresso in one of the small trattorias. Plan your Mercato Ballaro visit and explore what else you can see and do in Palermo using our Palermo road trip app.
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  • Snaking for several city blocks southeast of Palazzo dei Normanni is Palermo's busiest street market, which throbs with activity well into the early evening. It's a fascinating mix of noises, smells.....  more »
  • Every vendor sings out to potential customers calling them to buy fish or fruits and vegetables. It is a special type of chaos with sights, smells and crowds of people.  more »
  • Markets are not entirely my thing. Tons of counterfeit goods and lots of shouting. But for the food alone this place is worth a visit. If you're a vegetarian, Sicilian cuisine uses eggplant as though it were the last fruit on Earth and you will not be left out. If you enjoy seafood, try the octopus. Worth a quick tour.
  • The popular markets of Palermo are changing rapidly but here you can still breathe something genuine. Multicultural and above all good food.
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