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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
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
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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Cappella Palatina is stunning

The Palace is relatively small, but the Cappella Palatina is worth the whole visit. Pay attention to the opening hours of the Cappella, because it can be closed for ceremonies. On... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The Palace is relatively small, but the Cappella Palatina is worth the whole visit. Pay attention to the opening hours of the Cappella, because it can be closed for ceremonies. On the first floor there are temporary exhibitions. Definitely worth it.

Thank Hysmis
Palermo, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Il Palazzo dei Normanni has been built in 3000 Years. Age by age, empire by empire, king by king anyone has left his message inside this beautiful building. But the real treasury is the Cappella Palatina. When just 1 man on 1000 could read and wright people had to learn the bible just looking at the pictures. What a magnificent... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I have done every church, cathedral and duomo there is, but this is truly unique. the "stalactite" ceiling of wood is truly on of a kind. I recommend a guide who can really explain the significance of what you are seeing.

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Hatfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Go here when the assembly is not sitting and take binoculars for the mosaic . Some of the building is closed during the assembly sitting times. The entry system is overthought and under performing in the way many Italian state monuments/attractions manage. Queue to get a ticket. Then put it through an entry scanner. Then go through security and when... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Norman style palace and also royal chapel which as a ticket is 12€ each and is really worth the price. The Royal Chapel is in the Norman Palace. The Norman Palace has much to offer and has some fantastic royal rooms on show with many painted rooms. Also the royal chapel which is decorated inside with amazing golden and multicoloured... More 

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Brussels, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very rich and beautiful though had to wait 30 minutes for a ticket and be ready for airport similar bag checks. But when you come inside you forget all this :)

Thank Dovile_VH
Valhalla, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the Palace of the Normans when they ruled Sicily. Some parts of it are closed when the politicians are in. The beautiful Palatine chapel has tons of beautiful mosaics and artwork

Thank Lee L
Belgrade, Serbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Palazzo dei Normani is a Norman Royal palace, converted from an old Arab fortification. The entry is 8,50 eur and inside are two parts to visit: the Royal apartments and the Palatine Chapel. Royal apartments are open only Fri-Sun !!! As you guess and probably seen elsewhere, you visit richly decorated rooms with fireplaces, old furniture, paintings,.... The Palatine... More 

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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The chapel is small but very beautiful. The exhibition of paintings of Ligabue (hunting animals and self portraits) is meh. The Normandic palace is only accessible when the parliamentarians are off duty (bad luck for us). Entry price is on the steep side. Be early (especially when the Normandic palace is open) as after having bought your tickets you have... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Loved the beauty and history of this place. Please get the audioguide a much better experience. Easy to see in about 45 minutes and so much rich detail and allegory it is easily missed unless you have the audio guide or are an expert. Sorry that the palace was closed but you can listen on the audio guides. There is... More 

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