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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
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The highlight of a visit to Palermo

The Cappella Palatina has the finest mosaics in Sicily, after Cefalu, and the Sala di Re Ruggero is also extremely interesting.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Cappella Palatina has the finest mosaics in Sicily, after Cefalu, and the Sala di Re Ruggero is also extremely interesting.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Byzantine mosaics of Cappella Palatina are just magical - they certainly compete with gorgeous mosaics of the Monreale Cathedral. Dating back to the 12th century, they look as if they were created yesterday...forever young... We were so fascinated with the shining beauty of the mosaics that we came back to the Cappella after visiting the state rooms to look... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Palermo is very busy and this square has the advantage of being away from much of the traffic noise. We sat and just read in the sun for an hour or so twice just to gather our resources to carry on sight seeing.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Do not waste your time and money for this. Under no circumstances is it worth it. We visited on wednesday when the royal appartments and everything else for that matter, were closed. Personnel informed us that when they are open, it's a more expensive entry fee than the 7euros per person that we paid. And that 7e gave us access... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

You must visit the palace and chapel. We rented audio headsets and it was worth it. Some couples rented one set and shared or used one ear bud each.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited the Cappella Palatina, part of the Palazzo dei Normanni, twice while we were in Palermo. Once with a tour group and again on our own. It deserves a bit of time to let it all soak in. It contains many beautiful mosaics as well as arab influenced designs...quite a mix. When we were with the tour group none... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a must-see for Palermo, both for beauty and historic significance. The palace itself reflects Sicily's fascinating narrative of power shifts. The Capella Palatina is like nothing you have ever seen, crammed with gorgeous medieval mosaics, and with a three-dimensional ceiling that defies description, receding into infinity.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have been travelling for almost a week in Sicily and I can say that Capella Palatina has been my favourite monument. Extraordinary mix of byzantine, arab and latin influences. A coktail not to be missed!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautiful building although the outside needs a renew. Inside the beautiful rooms, only a few can be visited during the day, but it cannot missing the amazing Palatine Chapel, where the Vikings Kings were crowned, rich in mosaics, marble and many details must see . Really the most beautiful church in the world ...

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited the Cappella Palatina. Incredible mosaics in a very interesting building architecturally.

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