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Norman Palace and Palatine Chapel

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| Piazza Indipendenza, 90134, Palermo, Sicily, Italy
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 25 February 2018 via mobile

I have travelled a lot, I have seen many churches and chapels but the Cappella Palatina, the idea of the type of ruler Roger II must have been, a visionary who understood the need for ‘union’, left me emotional and close to tears. This is...More

5  Thank Nanaimakrysodromos
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 25 June 2010

The Palatine Chapel is a must see in Palermo with beautiful mosaics! The Palace is only partially visitable within a guided tour, because it still serves administrative purposes - some of the rooms are of historical and artistic relevance. The Room of King Roger is...More

5  Thank Lichtblicke
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Palace exhibits are quite nice as wall as the star attraction chapel. The gardens are well worth it. Interesting plants although green houses were largely empty (November). Overall this site is rightly a must see on a short break in Palermo

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

To see a place that is entirely covered in mosaic, with amazing detail and beauty, makes for an almost undescribable experience. The preservation of the building, the remarkable mosaics, and the exquisite beauty, were among the best we have ever seen in all our travels....More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Palazzo Reale complex houses the Norman Palace, Cappella Palatina "Palatine Chapel" and Gardens complex. Combination tickets are available and the lines tend to be long, so pre-book to save time. The Cappella Palatina is the highlight of this complex. However, in the lower level...More

Thank Anthony H
Reviewed 1 week ago

Frustratingly, you can't buy tickets at the entrance - you have to go to the booth a little way down in the gardens and get them there. Tickets are for various parts of the facility, so make sure you are buying for what you want...More

Thank WhyITravel
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I wish we had more time to see it and I wish the gardens were open (it was raining) but definitely worth the €10 entry. There’s many discounts available so look before you buy!

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Reviewed 1 week ago

So firstly I would recommend that you buy tickets in advance unless you want to queue for an hour to get in. The state apartments are only open on certain days so if you want to see them make sure you check the days first...More

Thank steviejgalfie
Reviewed 1 week ago

Not sure why, but the Norman Palace didn't impress me that much. But let's take the review step by step. Buying the tickets was really confusing... They offer several types of tickets, depending on what you would like to visit. In the end we went...More

Thank Simina31
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Of course, the Palatine chapel is the highlight, but the apartments were also very interesting. Be prepared for queues to the chapel, and perhaps it is best to see them first, get it over with, as everything else has far fewer queues. If it all...More

Thank tamaletown
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Well worth a visit. So well preserved, stunning. Can get a little cramped at busy times. Choose your visiting time wisely, gardens and rooms closed on our visit.

Thank CDH1963
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Highly recommend visiting this palace and the Palatine Chapel. The chapel is the highlight of the tour but the private apartments, only available from Friday to Monday, are well worth a visit.

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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
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.