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Palazzo dei Normanni e Cappella Palatina

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Address: Piazza Indipendenza, 90134, Palermo, Sicily, Italy
Phone Number: +39 091 705 1111
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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Similar to Monreale but on a smaller scale

The mosaics here are similar to those in Monreale but the chapel is small consistent with it's private nature. 10 euros to enter is steep but does include an exhibit of... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Okatie, South Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The mosaics here are similar to those in Monreale but the chapel is small consistent with it's private nature. 10 euros to enter is steep but does include an exhibit of archaeological treasures recovered from the sea. We could not visit the Royal Apartments as they are only open on a few Days each week.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The Palazzo was hard to get in, never did get into the chapel with another very long line in front. The Palace was very unique, with a lot of other cultures influence in the décor. Mostly because the Portuguese traveled the world. Take a bottle of water

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The Chapel is one of the most beautiful churches we have seen. And we had the pleasure of attending the Sunday Mass. what an experience. The place is incredible to see.

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I read all the reviews and went against my instinct of paying to visit places. I was made to pay €10 as there was an exhibition on and no option to just visit the palace. I got in expecting to be wow'd. There was 1 room to visit. It was a nice chapel - I wouldn't say as nice as... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The palace is one of the must sees in Palermo. We were there in the opposite of the touristic season. No queues and no other visitors apart from a German bus group that was unfortunately in Capella Palatina when we were too. But apart from the Capella I didn't find the sight so unbelievable special. Especially avoid paying for any... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The chapel is beautiful with its mosaics and wood ceiling, worth a visit. The interior of the palace may appear humble but it contains some remarkable historical artefacts, mainly mosaics and paintings. There was a fascinating temporary exhibition of sub-marine archaeology around the coast of Sicily. We visited in November and did not have to queue.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Cappella Palatina is one of those places impossible to describe. Its mosaics are something to behold, they are stunning.

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Palermo, Italy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Emotional experience, you can fill the history of Sicily in the Normans and Arabs Age. You can hear the steps of Federico II moving from Palace Chapel to Winds Room.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Welcome to The Ancient Parlament in the Word, the Court of the Kings, and the first settlement of Fenician Ziz builders... IIV Century B.C.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The mosaics in the church are amazing but the private rooms are also fantastic. Must see attraction in town.

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