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Norman Palace and Palatine Chapel

| Piazza Indipendenza, 90134, Palermo, Sicily, Italy
+39 091 626 2833
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| Piazza Indipendenza, 90134, Palermo, Sicily, Italy
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We went to the palace and it turned out that Tuesdays to Thursdays the royal apartment is closed. We asked for a full ticket for what was on display and paid top price. We queued to get in and went to the Flemish paintings, which...More

Thank ChrilleMattson
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Reviewed 2 days ago

It is a beautiful palace and beautiful Chapel Its worth the visit. Nice mosaics. The staff did not seem too friendly though.

Thank sonagulab
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The Royal Palace rooms had lots of nice furnishings and the chapel was lovely. The mosaics shine gold in the sun.

Thank AustraliaDebra
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Beautiful objects are gathered all around in the norman palace with the apex being the visit of the palatine chapel, which is as beautiful as the Sixtine chapel in Roma or the Sainte-Chapelle in Paris with of course, every one of them being different

Thank nine52
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We paid €16 per ticket for supposed access to the chapel and gardens. Within 10 mins of entry, we had been asked for our tickets about 5 times by various staff members. After visiting the chapel, we decided to explore the gardens. Whilst in it...More

Thank SA T
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Before this visit, we were not aware that Sicily (or Palermo at least) was occupied by Muslims! The palace is an interesting mix of Norman and Islamic influence. In this day and age of much inter-racial problems it is interesting that even the ancients (1066...More

Thank WengKeeLeong
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The exterior of this place is amazing! However, the interior is quite boring unless you are particularly interested in the Norman rulers and there history in Sicily. However, the chapel is fantastic and worth the price of admission. It is very similar to the Monreale...More

Thank Sprucky
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you like ancient building well your in the "Rome" of Sciliy here in Palermo. This is one of the must see buildings

Thank canbat21
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Worth the trek to see the inside of this well preserved palace. The chapel is of particular note and is a beautiful example of Byzantine Christian art.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you want to quietly stroll in a lovely park in the heart of Palermo this is the place. Beautiful greenery, tall palm trees and lovely lanes provide a peaceful and serene surrounding for a morning walk before starting a busy (tourist) day in bustling...More

Thank Gideon S
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Sally-anne W
7 July 2018|
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Response from David G | Reviewed this property |
Any sensible summer wear seems to be ok
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leslie f
4 May 2017|
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Response from Daviddbpr | Reviewed this property |
Not sure, we were there last summer, I would say 3 or 4 in the afternoon.
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