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Norman Palace and Palatine Chapel

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Reviewed 19 September 2018

One of the most wonderful experiences of my life. The Palace itself is tremendously imposing and worth a long visit in its own right; but the Capella Palatina is an experience that no visitor to Palermo should miss. Built for the great Norman king, Roger...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 18 September 2018

You have to visit the chapel with the golden mosaics. The art is unique in the world! The palace had a lot of interesting places to visit (gardens, exhibition etc)

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 18 September 2018

The highlight of the visit was the Capella Palatina which I preferred to Monreale as you are much closer to the mosaics. We got there early to avoid queues and coach parties. Handing back the audio guides was a nightmare! It took a long time...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 17 September 2018 via mobile

The rest was a disappointment really. But not the chapel. That was awesome. Spectacular. That alone was worth the money I'd say a definite do.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank AnnaliseE4
Reviewed 17 September 2018

The grounds, palantine chapel and architecture are impressive examples of Norman design. Certain rooms are only open when the politicians are not in session.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 12 September 2018 via mobile

The beautiful chapel covered with mosaics and other decorations on every surface will be a memory of a lifetime. The Royal apartments are also interesting particularly Rogers mosaic room complete with mosaic peacocks and leopards.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Charlie P
Reviewed 9 September 2018

The stunning mosaics throughout this ornate chapel rank it among the most unique and ornate we have ever seen anywhere in Europe. We were able to visit late in the day in early July and experienced virtually no crowd. Two hours will allow you to...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 8 September 2018 via mobile

Spent an afternoon here as plenty to see. Stunning buildings, with fascinating history and detail. Over a few floors there are stunning buildings, rooms with paintings, furniture, vases all with historical interest. The most stunning Cathedral is also there at the centre of the building...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 5 September 2018 via mobile

Tried to get into this place twice. First time we were late getting there and were told to "come back tomorrow". We did after checking on Trip Advisor to confirm it was open. You can imagine our surprise to find that it was not open...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Cathy R
Reviewed 4 September 2018

Be warned, this place is probably THE highlight of Palermo so expect to queue and don't expect to be alone while you ogle (not the right word but ordinary 'looking' is just not what you will do) the sumptuous sights on display. Every piece of...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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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.