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Palazzo Abatellis

Via Alloro 4, 90133, Palermo, Sicily, Italy
+39 091 623 0011
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Via Alloro 4, 90133, Palermo, Sicily, Italy
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"antonello da messina"
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"medieval art"
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"works of art"
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"lasting impression"
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"italian artists"
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"regional museum"
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"couple of hours"
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"visiting palermo"
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"virgin"
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"triumph"
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"fresco"
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"gallery"
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"death"
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There is really one main reason to go here (besides the others I will list): the Virgin Annunciate by Antonello da Messina. One of a handful of his extant works, it's transfixing. The museum also has the incredible Triumph of Death, the enigmatic Bust of...More

Thank NovaNYC
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Reviewed 11 June 2018 via mobile

The palazzo was constructed in 1490 and, in the 1950's was converted into an art museum for medieval art, which has stretched into the renaissance. Inevitably there is a focus on Sicilian artists with many splendid early works rescued from churches and there a few...More

Thank Ian C
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Reviewed 15 May 2018

The collection of museum that used to be the residence of Francesco Abatellis, port master of the Kingdom of Sicily, is rather rich. It contains 12th century wooden works, 14th-17th century works by foreign and italian artists and the remarkable fresco of the Triumph of...More

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Reviewed 4 May 2018

Probably the best known piece is Antonello's Virgin Annunciate, the delicate portrait of a very beautiful girl, but also the Triumph of Death, an awesome fresco taking up an entire wall. It is a large collection of mostly religious works. For me the most impressive...More

Thank opossumd
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Reviewed 25 April 2018 via mobile

In this building they are having medieval art, not so impressive if you are used to see it before. The ticket is expensive, 8 euro each

Thank Elena P
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Reviewed 19 November 2017 via mobile

If you like art then this museum is a delight. Well displayed and all clearly labelled. Staff friendly and helpful. No guide books or shop. No cafe. Really enjoyed it and spent a couple of hours there.

Thank Douglas645
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Reviewed 25 October 2017

There's a vast collection of medieval to renaissance paintings here, plus a lot of later items that, speaking personally, I can live without. The stand-out is the Virgin Annunciate by Antonello da Messina, presented pretty much in its own room. But there's a lot of...More

Thank Martin_Ridgway
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Reviewed 18 October 2017 via mobile

I went because the previous day I'd bought a combined ticket from the Museo Palazzo Mirto...I was entirely unprepared for this former merchants' palace. I'd been asked by 5 people to see my ticket on entry to this austere place and feeling frustrated I looked...More

Thank princessadventure
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Reviewed 1 October 2017

Magnificent building containing more religious artworks than I have ever seen under one roof. It did get a bit overwhelming. I loved that we could visit their 'restoration' room to see how they lovingly restired artworks that had severely deteriorated. It was nicely laid out,...More

Thank Judy L
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Reviewed 27 September 2017

We spent two weeks driving around Sicily, and found this to be one of the best museums we've visited. The collection has some of the best medieval collections I've ever seen, and does a wonderful job showing the transition from Medieval to Renaissance art I've...More

Thank finman66
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