Palermo Points of Interest and Places to Visit

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Ballarò Street Market (Mercato Ballarò)

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 72 Reviews

If you are looking to immerse yourself in the local culture of Palermo, Italy, the Ballaro Street Market is the place to go. As the city’s busiest street ...  Read more

Mercato di Capo

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 36 Reviews

One of the best ways to get to know a city is through its food and markets. Mercato di Capo, located near the old city walls, is one of the best markets in ...  Read more

Capuchin Catacombs

4.5 star rating: Recommended 11 Reviews

One of the most famous sights in Palermo - albeit an incredibly macabre one - is the extensive network of Catacombs under the Capuchin Monastery. These crypts ...  Read more

Politeama Garibaldi Theater (Teatro Politeama Garibaldi)

4.5 star rating: Recommended 3 Reviews

The imposing Politeama Garibaldi Theater overlooks Palermo’s Piazza Ruggero Settimo with its triumphal arch entrance. It was built in the late 19th century, ...  Read more

Vucciria Market

4 star rating: Recommended 78 Reviews

There are a few outdoor markets in Palermo that are worth exploring - for the atmosphere as much as any actual shopping you want to do - but the most famous is ...  Read more

Teatro Massimo

4 star rating: Recommended 2 Reviews

Palermo’s beautiful opera house, the Teatro Massimo, is the largest opera house in the entire country. It’s an important landmark in the center of historic ...  Read more

La Zisa

3.5 star rating: Worth doing 87 Reviews

La Zisa is yet another remnant of Moorish reign in Sicily. The Norman castle was built in the 12th century, and it’s worth a visit although the interior has ...  Read more

Palermo Cruise Port

3.5 star rating: Worth doing 48 Reviews

The dramatic mountain peaks towering over Palermo, along the northwestern coast of Sicily, is the first thing that strikes visitors arriving at the city’s ...  Read more

Piazza & Fontana Pretoria

3.5 star rating: Worth doing 21 Reviews

Palermo’s most famous piazza, the Piazza Pretoria, is just a few steps from the busy Quattro Canti - but a world away in terms of the kind of piazza experience ...  Read more

La Martorana

3.5 star rating: Worth doing 3 Reviews

The church known most commonly as “La Martorana” is an architectural example of Sicily’s changing allegiances over the centuries. The facade alone features ...  Read more

Palermo Cathedral

3.5 star rating: Worth doing 3 Reviews

You may have heard about the various cultures that have ruled Sicily over the centuries, right? When you look at the Palermo Cathedral, you can see the ...  Read more

Monreale

3.5 star rating: Worth doing 2 Reviews

Overlooking the Golden Valley (Conca d’Oro) on top of Mons Regalis, the medieval village of Monreale earns a spot on the travel map for its magnificent ...  Read more

Branciforte Palace (Palazzo Branciforte)

Having reopened in 2012, the 16th-century Branciforte Palace (Palazzo Branciforte) underwent a dramatic makeover courtesy of Italian architect and designer ...  Read more

Church of the Gesù (Chiesa del Gesù)

Often called the Casa Professa, the Church of the Gesù (Chiesa del Gesù) is one of the most important Baroque churches in Sicily. Built by the ...  Read more

Opera Dei Pupi (Rod-Marionette Theatre)

One of the cultural traditions of Sicily is a type of puppet show in which marionettes are used to enact legendary tales of knights, pirates, and saints. This ...  Read more

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