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Palazzo dei Normanni e Cappella Palatina

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Address: Piazza Indipendenza, 90134 Palermo, Sicily, Italy
Phone Number: +39 091 705 1111
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8:15 am - 5:45 pm
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Sun 8:15 am - 1:00 pm
Mon - Sat 8:15 am - 5:45 pm
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Activities: Walking, Viewing foliage

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Fantastic mosaics and graceful palace rooms

The palace has fantastic mosaic pictures of Jesus Christ and Saints. Visitors can also see some other rooms where meetings are still held.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

The palace has fantastic mosaic pictures of Jesus Christ and Saints. Visitors can also see some other rooms where meetings are still held.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015 NEW

Actually really upset that this place was just so boring! We were charged 17euros each by the most miserable woman ever on the front desk. It was supposed to be for the palace, gardens, rooms and chapel. We saw the chapel, one state room and a corridor. We weren't told that everything else was either shut or cordoned off and... More 

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Peru, Vermont
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Only went to Cappella Palatina because we were on our way to Cefau for the day. The mosaics were wonderful only Monreale surpasses them. Worth the trip.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Most of the rooms were closed, but just for the capella Palatina, this is worth going there. This is one of the rare monuments in the world where different cultures co-exist (arabic, greek and normand), especially with such an harmony !

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Exciting art work at the interior of the Capella. A must see. At weekdays the second floor is closed though.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

It looks very nice form outside. Inside you can see only few rooms with some decoration. Church inside was very nice, small.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

I have actually visited three times, the second when the ceiling was being restored and was out of view. Palermo is famed for its mosaics at the Cappella, the Cattedrale and at Monreale. Not large, the Cappella can be busy with tours/school groups, making uninterrupted views or quiet time tricky. Similarly with the Palazzo, but both are well worth visiting.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

You have to spend 10eur + for the entry ticket, it is a bit overpriced, but anyway it worth a visit. This architecture is stunning, and I also visited a interesting show VIA CRUCIS, it's really funny!

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

Although we did not examine the Palace itself, we had a wonderful visit to the Cappella or chapel. This is a great example of the complex mix of Arab-Norman-Byzantine architecture and decoration. It is completely covered by highly colourful paintings and mosaics. Well worth a visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

In the Middle Age, Palermo was the Capital of a Reign where many cultures lived together. There were Jews, Arabs, Greeks, Normans and local people all living side by side, without conflict. The result is, for example, the Palatine Chapel: a mix of Bizantine, Arabic and Catholic style. When I got in, it really touched me deeply: it's breathtaking. The... More 

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