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Norman Palace: Tours & Tickets

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Piazza Indipendenza 1, 90129, Palermo, Sicily, Italy
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Royal Palace (Norman Palace or Plazzo del Normanni in Italian), as the name suggests, dates from Roman times and was one of the highlights of our visit to Rome. It has to some extent been the seat of power in Palermo from Norman times...More

Date of experience: October 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Step back into history and relish the architecture of the Norman Palace. Take your time as you walk through the different halls and imagine what life was like. The only draw back for me was the the large groups of "tours" The groups would block...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank CB03267
Reviewed 1 week ago

Paid 17euro to see everything there was, but found it very expensive comparing with other attractions on Sicily. The garden is small and there is nothing to see- I do not recommend paying for the ticket to see it - there are better and nicer...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Milla_uk8
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Byzantine at its best. We had no idea how special this chapel was. It is virtually impossible to describe. This amazing blend of east meets west is at its finest.

Date of experience: October 2019
1  Thank yogiacomo
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely fascinating and must not be missed. The palace is of Arab-Norman architecture representing a blend of cultural and political power. It became the residence of Norman kings. The Palatine Chapel is unique and breathtaking! There are many visitors but the building seems to absorb...More

Date of experience: October 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We saved the last day to visit the Royal Palace. We really did not need to save that long. We paid 17€ each for entry and the audio guide. We got to see a courtyard and the amazing chapel ( which is the highlight) and...More

Date of experience: October 2019
1  Thank eatdrinkstay
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

While unassuming from the outside, the Normal Palace, especially the Palatine chappel, is truly an artistic and historic wonder, not something to be missed.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank FF710
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We LOVED the church, its a gorgeous bizantine art, the pictures talk to itself, 10 Euros, but i was VERY disappointed the “Giargino Reale”, a 2 Euros plus ticket for just a small garden with NO flowers, even a single flower, and just 2 big...More

Date of experience: October 2019
4  Thank Casalvinte2018
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The ticket for the Capella Normanni also lets you see the rest of the palace although on several days a week entry is restricted to just a few rooms because it is a working government building. After the chapel everything else is a bit of...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank David C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Walked a long way to get here, massive queue for tickets, massive queue to get in - bag check - security scanner then got stuck behind hoards of walking tours, another long wait to get in the church, was to full to get photos, were...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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17 September 2019|
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Response from Luther S | Reviewed this property |
I believe so. It DOES go through a security screening (xray), though.
30 June 2019|
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Response from Luther S | Reviewed this property |
You can purchase when you arrive.
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Response from 55DavidG | Reviewed this property |
Any sensible summer wear seems to be ok