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Address: Piazza Indipendenza, 90134, Palermo, Sicily, Italy
Phone Number: +39 091 705 1111
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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The palace is one of the must sees in Palermo. We were there in the opposite of the touristic season. No queues and no other visitors apart from a German bus group that was... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I read all the reviews and went against my instinct of paying to visit places. I was made to pay €10 as there was an exhibition on and no option to just visit the palace. I got in expecting to be wow'd. There was 1 room to visit. It was a nice chapel - I wouldn't say as nice as... More 

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Cologne, Germany
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The palace is one of the must sees in Palermo. We were there in the opposite of the touristic season. No queues and no other visitors apart from a German bus group that was unfortunately in Capella Palatina when we were too. But apart from the Capella I didn't find the sight so unbelievable special. Especially avoid paying for any... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The chapel is beautiful with its mosaics and wood ceiling, worth a visit. The interior of the palace may appear humble but it contains some remarkable historical artefacts, mainly mosaics and paintings. There was a fascinating temporary exhibition of sub-marine archaeology around the coast of Sicily. We visited in November and did not have to queue.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Cappella Palatina is one of those places impossible to describe. Its mosaics are something to behold, they are stunning.

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Palermo, Italy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Emotional experience, you can fill the history of Sicily in the Normans and Arabs Age. You can hear the steps of Federico II moving from Palace Chapel to Winds Room.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Welcome to The Ancient Parlament in the Word, the Court of the Kings, and the first settlement of Fenician Ziz builders... IIV Century B.C.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The mosaics in the church are amazing but the private rooms are also fantastic. Must see attraction in town.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The building, the interior and the exhibit were absolutely breathtaking. I am in awe of the history behind the location.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A lovely place to see in the center of Palermo, a must see if you are even in Palermo. I definately recommend.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The golden Byzantine mosaic are stunning. The Chapel shows all the various cultures of this area of Sicily.

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