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Palazzo dei Normanni & Capella Palatina

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Address: Piazza Indipendenza, Palermo, Sicily, Italy
Phone Number: 091 7051111
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Sun 8:15 am - 1:00 pm
Mon - Sat 8:15 am - 5:45 pm
Activities: Walking, Viewing foliage

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One of the most beautiful example of Arabian et Normanish Style in the whole island Go and visit, I suggest to avoid the August month, when possible. too much people

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

One of the most beautiful example of Arabian et Normanish Style in the whole island Go and visit, I suggest to avoid the August month, when possible. too much people

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Most part of the palace is closed and there is only the Sicilian Regional Assembly room worth to be seen. Apart from that the Palatine Chapel is a true wonder and rewards the price of the remaining of the Palace visit.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

The Palatine Chapel was so beautiful. We bought the audio guide and enjoyed listening to all of the recordings about the chapel. Also enjoyed taking numerous pics. We were fortunate to be there in February - there weren't very many people in the chapel with us so we could have a close look at everything. After seeing this first, the... More 

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Holmfirth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

If you only have time for one visit, go here. The chapel was simply stunning. Take an audio guide and spend as much time as possible looking and listening, then look again. I believe it is busy in high season but in January it was almost deserted. We visited twice, once on a day that included the Royal Palaces being... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

The Capella Palatina is the most beautiful church I've ever visit, with perhaps the exception of the Sistine Chapel in Rome. The mosaic work in it is incredible! Breath-taking in its beautiful. I visited in February when it wasn't busy, so could take my time and enjoy the incomparable craftsmanship of the place. Truly the most magnificent 12th century mosaics... More 

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Staunton, Virginia, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

The chappella Palatinna is part of the Royale Palace. The opulence yet sprout all stories through this mosaic holy place are truly breathtaking. The palace was designed and built by Arabs, Romans, Greeks at a time when they were usually at war. Their collaboration and the integrations of four religious doctrines was a testament to the peaceful Nomrandy rule. When... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

Be sure to visit the Cappella Palatina.. really breathtaking.. you could stare at that for hours!Also the Gardens in front of the Palace are pretty nice!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

The truly breathtaking mosaics are unforgettable. The best craftsmen, Byzantine Greek and Arab, were employed for the high decoration that we are privileged to gaze at today. The mosaics related religious teaching to illiterate penitents in a very powerful manner, as well as displaying and emphasising the absolute powers of the rulers. The vista along the central nave is wonderful,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

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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