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Palazzo dei Normanni e Cappella Palatina
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Reviewed February 1, 2013

This is one these places where even the best reviews do not do it justice. Both the Capella Palatina and the Palazzo dei Normanni were open the day we went and taking the audio guide seemed to be obligatory. I usually don't like these guides, but thought I would see what it was like since I had to pay for it anyway! It was an iPod; there was a choice of several languages. It really was excellent. The whole place is very interesting and beautiful but the Capella Palatina is not to be believed. So beautiful. A mixture of many different architectural and religious styles.

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Reviewed January 31, 2013

Capella Palatina is one of the marvels of this world, need to see if you are in Palermo - arrive early, og come in January when turists ahve not yet come to Scicily

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Reviewed January 20, 2013

Beautiful examples of Roger I's 'Kingdom in the Sun' and a great juxtaposition of Arabic and Norman architecture and decoration.

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Reviewed January 15, 2013

i had only one day to spend in palermo and i am so happy that i could have the opportunity to visit Palatina. it's so beautiful with brighting mosaics. a really gem. i would recommend this visiting anybody who plans a journey to palermo.

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Reviewed January 8, 2013

A unique site, a chapel that is only comparable to the ones in the Vatican.
When i entered the Palatine Chapel I started crying like a baby, an explosion of gold and beauty.
I must recommend the Video Guide that lead me to appreciate the most intricate historic and artistic aspects.

2  Thank Olga K
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