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Palazzo dei Normanni e Cappella Palatina

Piazza Indipendenza, 90134, Palermo, Sicily, Italy
+39 091 705 1111
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“palatine chapel” (119 reviews)
“art exhibition” (17 reviews)
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Piazza Indipendenza, 90134, Palermo, Sicily, Italy
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+39 091 705 1111
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Reviewed yesterday

It is city centre for tourists. Around here there are many churchs and piazze. It is the start point to explore the city.

Thank J F
Reviewed yesterday

I walked into the chapel and was completely awestruck. The walls are bejeweled with Byzantine mosaics, depicting biblical scenes in extraordinary detail. It was breath-taking and because we were off season we got to quietly enjoy the detail for a long time. I listened to...More

Thank Beverly B
Reviewed yesterday

The Whole City is a treasure ..don’t miss going there..great markets food and people in sicily are wonderful

Thank Sirlarry9
Reviewed 2 days ago

This church had a very beautiful and unique usage of small construction pieces making up golden mosaics and decorations, something we did not see elsewhere in europe. Very pretty to walk through.

Thank purohit_trip86
Reviewed 4 days ago

Another wonderfully adorned from the normal/arab era (12th century) - golden mosaics depicting biblical scenes. Pricey 9 euros (without royal quarters which are currently being renovated) but very much worth it. When we were there, there was a watercolour exhibition of sicilian scenery from 1916,...More

1  Thank Moses H
Reviewed 5 days ago

This is one of the Absolute Must Things to Do in Palermo, probably # 1 ? The Palatina is one of the Worlds most Beautiful Churches of all, you have to see it in person to believe its splendidness. See It !!!

1  Thank Daniel B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Once we saw Monreal, no other sacred space in Palermo was that special. There is much written about the Capella. Wirth r sting about it to learn how to best appreciate it. Better to see it before you see Monreal.

Thank Grumo
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you like art this place is stunning... the location, the history it it brings to mind.. the connection between Carthage, Imperial Rome, Byzantine, Norman, Islamic and Catholic European history wrapped up in one building is stunning.. the fact the building is still in use...More

Thank Gary M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Absolutely breathtaking to see. Beautiful architecture. Easy to get to via walking if you stay in the middle of Palermo.

Thank grtchris
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The visit to the palace was marred by the fact that the royal apartments were 'closed for government business' - this happens several days per week so check before you go. However, it has one of the most beautifully decorated chapels I have ever seen,...More

Thank George S
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leslie f
4 May 2017|
Response from Daviddbpr | Reviewed this property |
Not sure, we were there last summer, I would say 3 or 4 in the afternoon.
11 April 2015|
Response from pandistelle66 |
Closing days are 25th December and 1st January. I sent you a message with the official site (impossible copy/paste here)
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