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“breathtaking” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Palazzo dei Normanni e Cappella Palatina

Palazzo dei Normanni e Cappella Palatina
Piazza Indipendenza, 90134, Palermo, Sicily, Italy (Palazzo Reale)
+39 091 705 1111
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Germany
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“breathtaking”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2013

Small capella with breathtaking mosaics from 1100 d.c. The palazzo is nice and clearly needs a lot of restauration. The Capella Palatina is the most precious monument of Palermo

Visited January 2013
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New York City, New York
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“Not to be missed”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2013

This is one these places where even the best reviews do not do it justice. Both the Capella Palatina and the Palazzo dei Normanni were open the day we went and taking the audio guide seemed to be obligatory. I usually don't like these guides, but thought I would see what it was like since I had to pay for it anyway! It was an iPod; there was a choice of several languages. It really was excellent. The whole place is very interesting and beautiful but the Capella Palatina is not to be believed. So beautiful. A mixture of many different architectural and religious styles.

Visited January 2013
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københavn
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“worth a journey”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2013

Capella Palatina is one of the marvels of this world, need to see if you are in Palermo - arrive early, og come in January when turists ahve not yet come to Scicily

Visited January 2013
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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Norman jewels in Sicily”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2013

Beautiful examples of Roger I's 'Kingdom in the Sun' and a great juxtaposition of Arabic and Norman architecture and decoration.

Visited January 2013
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Budapest, Hungary
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“must to see”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2013

i had only one day to spend in palermo and i am so happy that i could have the opportunity to visit Palatina. it's so beautiful with brighting mosaics. a really gem. i would recommend this visiting anybody who plans a journey to palermo.

Visited February 2012
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