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Palazzo dei Normanni & Capella Palatina

Address: Piazza Indipendenza, Palermo, Sicily, Italy
Phone Number: 091 7051111
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Ranked #11 of 140 Attractions in Palermo
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Castles, Religious Sites, Historic Sites, Gardens, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Sights & Landmarks, Nature & Parks
Activities: Walking, Viewing foliage
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Type: Castles, Religious Sites, Historic Sites, Gardens, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Sights & Landmarks, Nature & Parks
Activities: Walking, Viewing foliage
Hours:
Sun 8:15 am - 1:00 pm
Mon - Sat 8:15 am - 5:45 pm

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Gyongyos, Hungary
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

If you are in Palermo, you must go and see this place. The palazzo is not to special,but the Capella is fantastic with its mozaics.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

what a beautiful palazzo , so old, so rich restructuring with help of european union funds strange that on the down floor there is a ATM/Bancomat, where I wanted to take some money, which was not allowed because for employee's only. Must admid that there was really many staff, everywere they look at yr ticket and at the sales office... More 

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London
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Accessibility Notes: I think the entrance fee is 8 Euros, but free if you are disabled or an archaeology student. (I'm a walking stick user and they were debating whether I should get in for free - showing them my London Freedom Pass clinched it!). The only toilets are at the front by ticket hall - and you can only... More 

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New York, NY
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

We had high expectations. One of the highlighted attractions in Palermo. It was OK, but nothing spectacular. pretty gardens on one side that are worth walking through.

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Arlington Heights IL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

The Palatine Chapel, part of the Norman Palace complex in Palermo, is stunning! The mosaics cover the upper half of the walls and columns. The lower half decorated with marble inlaid with mosaic designs. The beautiful Arabic wooden ceiling completes the space. The building is a melding of Arabic and Norman styles. Arrive early in the day to avoid the... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

this is the palace of the norman kings, who established their kingdom in the sun 1000 years ago and started the golden age of civilisation in europe. the palazzo itself is the seat of the sicilian parlament, one of the oldest in the world, and is beautifully kept, though not all of is can be visited. the cappella palatina is... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

If you only have time to do two things in Palermo, you can't do better that these two sites. The beauty of the structures and the mosaics will stay with you forever.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

I liked the serendipity of Arab craftsmanship and extravagance with Norman austere insistence on telling the stories. It was small in size but gigantic in spirit and ecumenical in its approach to religion!

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London, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

a jaw-dropping immersion in the most splendid gilded mosaics you may ever see - exquisite, world-class

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

The Cappella Palatina is a must see in Palermo. This was my second visit to Palermo on a cruise and I only found out about the Cappella on the internet. I was surprised to find that it was not included in the cruise ship organised tours. I walked there easily from the dock and used some ID to get a... More 

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