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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” (117 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 3 days ago via mobile

Mostly closed, its a collection of closed doors, some paintings and very little else. More guards than visitors. Not worth the effort

Thank Stuart_Donald
Reviewed 4 days ago

the only way to see the Cappella is to visit the whole of the palace which is not particularly interesting. However, the Cappella is a real highlight (photos not allowed) and worth the cost of the entrance. Having a guide is worthwhile to get an...More

Thank Dorothy W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The royal rooms are only open from Fri to Monday as far as we can tell. We wanted to see the mosaics in La sala di Ruggero. They were worth the entry but the other royal apartments weren't very interesting. La capella Palatina is just...More

Thank Douglas645
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Palazzo is an imposing fortress-like building in central Palermo, used by the Sicilian government today, so call before going to make sure parliament isn't in session. The entrance is actually in the back of the palace, and it's better to get there early as...More

Thank ginsengNewYork
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have seen some churches but this is very impressive especially given that it is again 12 th Century and again set in the Norman period. It's best to get here early morning as the venue is small and you won't want to be stuck...More

Thank daymoLiverpool
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had to queue for 10 minutes but it was well worth the wait. It is a wonderful example of the Arab-Norman architecture. The mosaics are beautiful.

Thank Caroline K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is ridiculous, that wonderful cathedrals in Cefalu and Monreale are free, but in Palermo you have to pay entrance fee in practically every church. So, for not to ask loan from my bank, we have visited only one - Cappella Palatina in Palazzo dei...More

1  Thank Zeituni
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Palazzo dei Normanni is a good place to visit. The outside architecture is very impressive and the internal rooms are nice to see. The most spectacular place within the Palace however is the chapel! The mosaics on the walls and altar alone is worth...More

Thank Cheryl G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Don’t et me wrong this is a spectator place, I wasn’t as thrilled with the apartment on the third floor, but on the second floor the chapel was magnificent to say the lease. You need to buy the 3 section ticket to see everything and...More

Thank Richard F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was okay, if only the apartment rooms are open. :) But its still a good stop and worth visiting. The chapel mosaic is intricate and amazingly done.

Thank online_dreamer
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leslie f
5 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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