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Mercato del Capo

Palermo, Sicily, Italy
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Da Porta Carini a Piazza Beati Paoli
  • Excellent46%
  • Very good39%
  • Average12%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“swordfish” (3 reviews)
“street food” (6 reviews)
“fresh food” (3 reviews)
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Palermo, Sicily, Italy
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"swordfish"
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"street food"
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"fresh food"
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"dried tomatoes"
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"colourful market"
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"local flavor"
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"arancino"
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"meat"
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"vendors"
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"bargaining"
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"life"
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"tourists"
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"stroll"
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"souvenirs"
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you dont count the permanent shops that line Sant Agostino as it meanders up from Via Maqueda this market was ok but lacked a"wow" factor. Ballaro certainly had more fresh food. It was right by our B n B so we walked it a...More

1  Thank sccrref
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Reviewed 11 June 2018

Myself and family members experienced shopping here with a local. We went to her usual vendors for tuna, bread, citrus fruit, and olives. We were there around 9 am on a Tuesday and it was not very crowded. We enjoyed the experience. We took the...More

Thank elana25
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Reviewed 1 May 2018

The guides still tell you about how interesting Vucciria Market is: it is dead, just a few sellers left. The "Il Capo" market instead is alive with vegetables, fish, meat, and all sort of other things in the surroundings. Prices are OK (for those that...More

2  Thank Geert C
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Reviewed 5 April 2018 via mobile

The energy of a busy food market feels so local. I bought many things at this market - bread, salami, dried tomatoes (to take home), cooked artichokes, dried herb pasta mix. But I went everyday just to have the best arancina in Palermo. Friggitoria Gastronamia...More

2  Thank YCandy
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Reviewed 2 November 2017

Just north of the opera house is an overgrown farmers market that provides food, fish, sundries, and souvenirs at bargain prices. Beware no easy access to bathrooms. I don't think it would meet cleanliness standards, but I did manage to get some T-Shirts 1 euro...More

4  Thank Jerry W
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Reviewed 23 October 2017

This was my first Palermo market experience. It was a lively, colourful market with fish, fruits, vegetables, spices and street food. The street food was delicious and there was a fish stall where we had a mixture of fried fish in batter that went down...More

2  Thank leenabloxham
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Reviewed 8 October 2017

Wow, this market is a must visit. A cacophony of colour, smell, food and loud bargaining. It is an absolute experience. Wander down the streets and see food which is not in any supermarket, the fruit is huge and delicious. Fresh and exotic fish is...More

2  Thank minosa4
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Reviewed 21 September 2017

Get the flavor of the area by a quick detour to the marketplace. One of 4 in the city, this is the main market an goes on for a few streets. Mostly food and a lot of seafood. As a tourist you get a sense...More

1  Thank STEVENSNY
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Reviewed 15 August 2017 via mobile

It is a really special place to visit. Lot of life and stuff to see/buy. It feels kind of unsafe on the evening.

Thank Beacsku
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Reviewed 12 June 2017

A must-see in the very heart of Palermo is the Capo outdoor market. This ancient market has been doing business at the same location so long that no one really remembers when it began. The colors, the activity, the bargaining amid the shouts of sellers...More

4  Thank Nicola B
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Em D
7 September 2016|
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hi em! the market is always open, since the 7 in the morning until 5pm more or less. Wednesday in the afternoon there are just few sellers and maybe also sundey. Instead Saturday is the most crauded day :) full of fishes and... More
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Patricia M
2 September 2016|
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it's close to the teatro Massimo in Palermo, just behind. It start from Porta Carini and finish in Piazza Beati Paoli.
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