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Norman Palace and Palatine Chapel

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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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Reviewed 3 September 2018 via mobile

Glorious, beautiful... Breathtaking... Be sure to make time for this stop, including the royal residence and the Chapel. Highly recommend anyone to go there, it's definitely on the list of things you have to see. The Palatine chapel and the palace are high points of...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 30 August 2018

The Palatine Chapel is one of Palermo's must see sights, breathtaking mosaics you can look at for hours as there is much much detail. We visited on a day when the Royal Apartments were open. I'm glad to have visited the apartments but they are...More

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank Ozless
Reviewed 26 August 2018

While the Palace is a fascinating hybrid of styles from the outside, noting prepares you for the concentrated glory that awaits you in the Palatine Chapel. Simply dazzling right up there with Monreale and Ravenna for mosaic lovers.

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 25 August 2018 via mobile

The Cappella Palatina is a necessary stop for anyone going to Palermo. The Chapel was built under the reign of Ruggero, emperor of the Sicilian Norman Empire. It is one of the most beautiful churches I’ve ever seen in Italy. Tickets 10€ each. The visit...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank mitch_casi
Reviewed 24 August 2018 via mobile

The Norman palace or Royal Palace of Palermo is a very important palace in Palermo. It was the seat of the Kings of Sicily during the Norman dominationand served afterwards as the main seat of power for the subsequent rulers of Sicily. Seat of the Sicilian Parliament, today it is...More

Date of experience: August 2018
2  Thank TheCakeGallery
Reviewed 23 August 2018 via mobile

Very old (if not oldest) royal palace but looks quite comparable to much younger royal palaces in other countries. It is very richly decorated with indeed unique mixture of Byzantine, Norman, and other styles. The garden access is optionally sold and not included in regular...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Paulids
Reviewed 22 August 2018 via mobile

One of the most spectacular places to visit in Palermo. The chapel is beautiful, reach, full of gold but the most important is to realize how much of professional work it required to decorate it. Also wooden ceiling is impressive. Palermo is not full of...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Pawel_WA_PL
Reviewed 21 August 2018

Long queue to get in even at 10.30 in the morning but it was well worth the wait. This was a glorious place to wander through, completely unaware as I was of what beauties Sicily had to offer. It is difficult to enumerate the various...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Bob T
Reviewed 14 August 2018

The chapel is the most stunning part of this attraction. Keep your ticket if you are entering the gardens before leaving as you will be approached by a guard and asked to show it. If you are into Dutch art then the gallery is also...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Response from David G | Reviewed this property |
Any sensible summer wear seems to be ok
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Not sure, we were there last summer, I would say 3 or 4 in the afternoon.
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