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Palazzo dei Normanni e Cappella Palatina

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Address: Piazza Indipendenza, 90134, Palermo, Sicily, Italy
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+39 091 705 1111
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08:15 - 13:00
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Sun 08:15 - 13:00
Mon - Sat 08:15 - 17:45
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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I would have come to Sicily just to have seen this chapel. It is breathtaking in design and execution and the longer I stayed admiring the craftsmanship the more I saw. I could... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We had a great time once we found the lower parking lot and ticket office. For €3 per person we grabbed taxis up to the top and then walked leisurely down through the site. Our kids loved climbing on the walls and watching goats try to knock olives off trees with their horns. We've been to many temples throughout Greece... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I would have come to Sicily just to have seen this chapel. It is breathtaking in design and execution and the longer I stayed admiring the craftsmanship the more I saw. I could have spent days admiring it. I am so glad to have seen this.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

A stunning mex of Arabic and Norman art. A magnificent wooden ceiling. Royal crypt. A true monument worth the time for visit.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Palermo is awash with beautiful piazzas and buildings and this is no exception. The whole place is a feast for the eyes. Binoculars are a great asset to view the detail of buildings.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This should be your primary objective in Palermo. The mosaics and marble work are out of this world. Unbelievable art in a very grand surrounding. Almost beyond description. Very historic.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful and next to the arch. Beautiful grounds with a fountain and gardens. Nice for walking around and close to the cathedral.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is quite the most impressively decorated church that I have ever seen. The workmanship is exquisite but even more so is the harmony of the work fusing Christian and Moorish cultures. Breathtaking!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Amazing mosiac in the chapel and the Roger Hall. The artistry and architecture of the chapel were beyond words. We went on a Sunday and the admission was 8.50 Euros, well worth the price. The hours was till 1 pm and the chapel was opened at 11:30 am. We toured the royal palace on the second floor first then the... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Palace is only open on weekends. During the week Congress use the rooms for meetings. We paid 12 euros each to visit the chapel. I would recommend checking the opening schedule before your visit

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Roger Hall in the Palace is a stand-out and the Cappella Palatina is amazing and extraordinarily beautiful (and in excellent condition). Go early to avoid the crowds in the Capella--there is crowd control--but it gets a bit crowded nonetheless. We were in the first set allowed in the afternoon opening and we really enjoyed the experience.

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