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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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Sun 8:15 am - 1:00 pm
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It's alright if you like old Christian art. I don't personally enjoy that. But the architecture is great. For that reason, it's worth checking out.

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Granada, Spain
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Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

It's alright if you like old Christian art. I don't personally enjoy that. But the architecture is great. For that reason, it's worth checking out.

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Halifax, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

With a lovely wooden ceiling and mosaics this is worth seeing on a visit to Palermo. We had to queue for quite a while so be prepared.

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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Well worth a visit . Closed early as it was Easter Sunday. Very impressive chapel. Palace very well maintained inside.

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Los Altos, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

And living in Florence, we've done our share! This little chapel is truly stunning, a little jewel box. Artisans from Maghreb did the ceiling which in my opinion is the best part, but the mosaics just underneath with scenes of the Bible are exquisite. Worth going to Palermo just for this.

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Zurich, Switzerland
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's the place where all, really all, tourists meet. Therefore: go there in the morning. The church is certainly outstanding, but you rather should rather go to Monreale, which is even more impressive.

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Petersfield, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Pop in if nothing else to do. Plenty of art and grand rooms to explore. Save for a rainy day, as worth a visit.

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The cappella palatina is a unique sight. Wonderful mosaics. Audioguide explains really well. Rest of palace also worth the visit.

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Thank Roberto U
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Viewed together with the Cathedral Monreale, you can see the flowering of Norman Arab culture and architecture around the year 1000.

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Southold, NY
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Palazzo dei Normanni is a beautiful building with lots of history. It is very interesting to see and explore. Among the more interesting things to see are a beautiful church, the luxury apartment where the royalty used to live, and the seat of the current local government. There is an admission fee and airport style security to enter.

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Brussels, Belgium
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When you go to Palermo. You should really visit this place. Wonderfull mosaique, beautifull chapel. Worthwile

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