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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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Fantastic chapel

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW 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 1 week ago

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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

entrance from Piazza Independenza with airport style security, €8 for a combined ticket giving access to Cappella Palatina + Royal Apartments, as well as current exhibition Mirabilia Maris

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

it's a amazing, building, inside all ages, like a castle (arabic) after normann etc. Price to go in 11 euros but is necessary to visit this place to know Palermo.

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Leiden, Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My only criticism is that the entrance is difficult to find. One has to enter through visitors entrance in backside near traffic circle. The chapel with the mosaics on the walls and ceilings was amazing. Definitely worth visiting.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Worth the trip to Palermo. Just fantastic. Great place of wisdom and co-habitation among cultures and religions. Hate to see this as the home of a disfunctional local government.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Really worth a visit, especially the chapel is breathtaking. We were lucky to be able to visit a presentation of archeologic findings in the sea around Sicily which was really interesting.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

You que up, pay a lot, walk in a row together with several other tourists to see Capella Palatina. You get in and realise that it is very much a smaller copy of the Cathedral in Monreale. Lot smaller. And plenty more tourists. It's still wonderful the capella Palatina, but go to Monreale instead.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Don't be fooled by an outside view. The building looks like it is about to fall down...Make sure to visit Cappella - it is world level treasure. Nearly a thousand years old. The mosaics are simply spectacular.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visited here to see the ornate ceiling of the Capella palantina after visiting the Monreale cathedral which also has a stunning mosaic ceiling, this was my favourite, smaller but just dripping with detail. Truly beautiful.

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