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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 2 days ago via mobile

I’m not one to get too excited by churches, but I was impressed by the palatine chapel in Palermo. Amazing to think how long ago the works were carried out at this site. The tilling is incredible. Not much else to see there, but impressive...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We really only „did“ the Paletine Chapel inside the Norman Palace, but I have to say, it was sumptuous! The mosaics were absolutely stunnlng. The artistic/architectural fruits of the Crusaders 100 year ascendancy in Palermo are well worth seeing-and this church represents the best of...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago

Breathtaking mosaics on every inch of wall and ceiling. Explosive and yet serene. binoculars would be a plus as you cannot get close to the altar area. Beautiful arab woodwork ceiling but as with so much in Palermo poorly lit and not restored. The special...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago

A popular venue for visitors to Palermo. Impressive architecture and gardens if you are interested in Church history.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The 3rd floor with the parliament is closed from Tuesdays to Thursdays, and the chapel is closed from around 9:30-11:30AM when we went on Sunday. The rooms were definitely worth the visit though, with impressive paintings on the rooms, each with a different theme. The...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were very disappointed beginning with the rude personnel at the ticket booth. There are large crowds on most summer days and there is annoying security (as if you are boarding a plane). You need a separate ticket for the chapel. The chapel is very...More

Thank authored
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Book in advance, you have to go through security so takes a while. Go early. Lovely inside all the beautiful mosaics, lots of gold. Went with a group. Toilets nearby.Lovely gardens.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Another breath taking place to visit, avoid the queues by booking in advance. Be prepared to security check.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I purchased tickets beforehand which had to be completed by a wire transfer. I wondered why this was the case but was told this was a must see on our trip to Sicily. Once there, I was happy I did this as...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Gave this 5 because the chapel is a stunning little jewel. The palace rooms though are a bit amateurishly decorated and only justify a quick walk through, unless like us you happen on a French guy playing a waltz in his phone so everyone in...More

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leslie f
5 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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Clemmie99
11 April 2015|
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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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