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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 - 1:00 pm
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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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Beautiful Capella that's about it

I would recommend visiting the Capella - it is stunning . The rest is nothing special in my opinion. We had to queue for 30 min to get into the Capella so make sure not to go at... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
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Northwood, UK
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63 reviews 63 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

A sight worth seeing but try and visit at the weekend, as the most interesting rooms are closed to the public during the week, as they are the seat of the local Sicilian Parliament

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Lugano, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW via mobile

I would recommend visiting the Capella - it is stunning . The rest is nothing special in my opinion. We had to queue for 30 min to get into the Capella so make sure not to go at peak times. Lunchtime is always a good bet in Italy. The audio guide was also good. Allow up to 2 hours for... More 

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Altrincham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

We did a complete tour of the island and this is the one place (the Palatine Chapel) where everybody walked in the door and said "Wow!" - then were reluctant to leave because you just couldn't take it all in. We didn't get to the apartments due to lack of time. There are some issues, as have been identified in... More 

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Sydney
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW via mobile

In short it's a must visit. The price is roughly 13 euros but worth it just for the chapel. Let's face it the rest of the palace is grand and interesting but the chapel is stunning and the reason why everyone visits. It's hidden away on the second floor and so if your short of time just head there. Constructed... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

We just spent a week in Palermo and the NormanPalaceshould be at the top of the list for any visit there,evenoneof just a day or two. the island had a succession of rulers for various lands,and all this is evident inthe physical structure of the pa,ace, as wellas the objects In it. don'tmiss it!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

It is hard to find superlatives for this c 12 century chapel built by King Roger 11, the intense mosaic and artwork need to be seen to be believed. Having seen many churches and cathedrals in Europe and other places, I would have to rate this as up there with the best. Worth visiting Palermo just to visit. Also the... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

The opulence, artistry and superb condition of the Capella is truely amazing, but we visited early in our stay in Palermo, before we realized museums and other attractions are often not open at advertised hours. In this case the Palazzo turned out to be shut, only open on weekends according to one of the staff. Given it is an integral... More 

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Haifa District, Israel
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

We came at 9:30 am but apparently it was already too late. Long waiting line with school children and tour group. When we finally reached the ticket office there was a tiny little sign that the royal apartment is closed during week days and opens weekend only. The Chapel is most beautiful but it was so crowded and noisy. If... More 

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Dillon Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

The Cappella Palatina alone is worth the price of admission. The chapel simply takes your breath away. Get the video,guide or at least the audio guide to enhance the visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

The Norman Palace and its assorted history of Rogers, Williams, Henries and Fredericks is an amazing building that helps you to understand the Medieval history of Sicily and the impacts of so many cultures on the land and its people. Rogers Salon with its beautiful waĺl paper and ceiling is not to be missed but the Palatine Chapel is stupendous... More 

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