We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Regional Gallery (Galleria Regionale della Sicilia)

Review Highlights
Go for the triumph of death but choose carefully vs the "modern" nearby

A few great pieces and some other works of lesser interest. Do your homework and pick this or the... read more

Reviewed November 10, 2018
No air conditioning, dated displays, but fine art

Don't go here on a hot day. Even the newly restored areas didn't have air conditioning. There was... read more

Reviewed July 30, 2017
Rego Park, New York
Read all 83 reviews
All photos (67)
Full view
Certificate of Excellence
Traveler Overview
  • Excellent49%
  • Very good33%
  • Average9%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
Travelers talk about
“fine art”(2 reviews)
“triumph”(10 reviews)
“death”(9 reviews)
This neo-Gothic castle dating from 1488 houses the Regional gallery of Sicily, the largest museum in Palermo exclusively devoted to art, whose majority of work dates from the medieval and Renaissance periods through the eighteenth century.
As featured in One Day in Sicily
Via Alloro 4, 90133, Palermo, Sicily, Italy
+39 091 623 0011
Improve This Listing
Top Selling Tours & Activities in and around Palermo
from $93.12
More Info
from $57.04
More Info
from $80.32
More Info
Reviews (83)
Filter reviews
28 results
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
More languages
Show reviews that mention
All reviews fine art triumph death collection paintings euro palace
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 28 reviews
Reviewed November 10, 2018

A few great pieces and some other works of lesser interest. Do your homework and pick this or the modern (1800s on) to suit your taste if time is short.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank gsm018
Reviewed April 27, 2018 via mobile

8 euro seemed too much just to enter and see some rooms with nothing interesting. Just one or two pieces worth to be seen.

Date of experience: April 2018
2  Thank ElenaP2205
Reviewed July 30, 2017

Don't go here on a hot day. Even the newly restored areas didn't have air conditioning. There was one room upstairs that was tolerable. However, the great pieces are interesting, including the magnificent Triumph of Death, the Messina painting and the wonderful bust by Laurana....More

Date of experience: June 2017
1  Thank JohnRegoPark
Reviewed June 27, 2017

This Palazzo is the seat of the Galleria Regionale della Sicilia; the regional art gallery. It has some good paintings including the famous Triofo della Morte by an unknown artist. This fresco has been restored but important parts of the image have crumbled away. There...More

Date of experience: June 2017
1  Thank Lungipiedi
Reviewed December 20, 2016

The building itself is interesting but far from outstanding. The important part is the art collection, which is quite beautiful but, if you're not a huge fan of medieval art, you can live without visiting this place. Otherwise, there are some impressive works of art...More

Date of experience: December 2016
1  Thank ruicp
Reviewed September 26, 2016

The museum's quarters in the 15th c. Palazzo Abatellis themselves are worth noting, as are transitional gothic-renaissance sculptures, but there are two outstanding works not to be missed by any art lover: Antonello da Messina's madonna of the annunciation and the mid-15th c. (anonymous) fresco...More

Date of experience: September 2016
2  Thank Gerhard1945
Reviewed September 9, 2016 via mobile

Sicily was the second stop on a Mediterranean cruise. It was interesting to go here and see older people dressed up in suit and drinking espresso at 11:00 am around the town square. Rich in history dating back thousands of years was a good visit.

Date of experience: November 2015
1  Thank Davedog14
Reviewed September 6, 2016

Comprehensive collection of religious paintings and artefacts preceding and following the Renaissance period specialising in contextualising Sicilian artists of the period.

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank Alison P
Reviewed July 21, 2016

Go and see Antonello Da Messina's work...the annunziato...ie "after the Annunciation"...this painting is easily on a par with or exceeds the Mona Lisa.....She has just seen and discoursed with an entity from the 5th dimension...the information is of significance to the whole human race...past present...More

Date of experience: July 2016
2  Thank michael s
Reviewed July 1, 2016 via mobile

Not only is this collection of the highest quality and of the best taste, it's also beautifully displayed in a 15th-century palazzo skillfully restored under the great Carlo Scarpa. The sculpted busts are particularly striking, with elegant monochromatic background further highlighting their breathtaking grace. Works...More

Date of experience: July 2016
1  Thank Nicolas C
View more reviews
Nearby HotelsSee all 1,227 nearby hotels
Hotel Porta Felice
963 reviews
.12 miles away
NH Palermo
1,544 reviews
.21 miles away
Kalamarina Hotel
42 reviews
.23 miles away
Hotel Villa Archirafi
111 reviews
.26 miles away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 16,675 nearby restaurants
Panineria Friggitoria Chiluzzo
264 reviews
.09 miles away
Ciccio in Pentola
567 reviews
.11 miles away
Ristorante Quattro Mani
375 reviews
.09 miles away
L'Ottava Nota
1,070 reviews
.10 miles away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 7,072 nearby attractions
Affresco del Trionfo della morte
297 reviews
.04 miles away
Palazzo Steri - Chiaramonte - Carcere dei penitenziati
619 reviews
.14 miles away
Chiesa di Santa Maria dello Spasimo
338 reviews
.10 miles away
Palazzo Abatellis
303 reviews
.03 miles away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Regional Gallery (Galleria Regionale della Sicilia) staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines