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Palazzo dei Normanni e Cappella Palatina

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Address: Piazza Indipendenza, 90134, Palermo, Sicily, Italy
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+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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Entry was 12e . You go through bag scanning and metal detector on way in. Entry included 3 floors of attractions. You can pick up basic leaflet or pay for audio guide . We... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Maidstone, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Entry was 12e . You go through bag scanning and metal detector on way in. Entry included 3 floors of attractions. You can pick up basic leaflet or pay for audio guide . We visited capella Palestine first. An absolutely stunning building with mosaics using golf leaf and carved ceilings. Then went onto second floor and to see the assembly... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a completely extraordinary walk back in time - the foundations of this building were part of the Emirs who came over for two centuries and marked out the great sea battlements of the Port of Palermo, before the Norman conquering family of Roger and Robert (de Hauteville) came down and forced their way across Sicily to finally arrive... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

OVERALL: 2 very different and well worth it exhibits. Upstairs - Palatina Chapel. Downstairs - Underwater archaeological exhibit. PALATINA CHAPEL - intimate chapel whose craftsmanship can be overlooked by the glow of gold. Take time to see how the mosaics were assembled to create the stories of the Bible. UNDERWATER EXHIBIT - Sicily and its surrounding islands have been the... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Chapel has really incredible mosaics. It was little bit of a let down as the rest of the building is closed most days of the week.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

BREATHTAKING capella Palatina inside the palace ! Not to be missed !! the little sister of cattedrale monreale which is also indescribable with beauty and much bigger . Inside the capella Palatina there is a mass on sundays at 10 am .

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Capella with it's mosaics is absolutely stunning. It was a return visit for us as when we first visited 8 years ago unfortunately, the Capella was undergoing restoration and much was covered in scaffolding. Glad we came back again. The undersea archaeology exhibition was fascinating, it really shows Sicily at the cross-roads of the ancient Mediterranean world.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It is very limited space since the big part is being used by government. It happened to witness underwater gallery which was fantastic.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very big structure but nothing special in the outside. It was close on the subday that we visited it.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 15, 2017 via mobile

The Capella Palatina is the high point of a visit to Palermo. The mosaics are superb and timeless. Unfortunately, the rest of the palace was closed when we visited though there was a good exhibition on underwater archeology.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 9, 2017

This small chapel will astound you. The mosaic work is another of Sicily's masterworks! At Christmas there was not as much of a line but it was still a constant flow of viewers in the hour or so we spent in the chapel. I can only imagine how the tour groups would flow through here in summer. I would recommend... More 

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