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Reviewed 5 weeks 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 to see. The apartments were closed when I was there, but I visited the garden, the special Santa Rosalia exhibition and the chapel. I could have spent an hour in the chapel alone. The mosaics are incredible! Don't forget to look at the floors as well as the ceilings and the walls. There's a nice little gift shop on the way out with upmarket merchandise. This was the cleanest, most well-presented attraction I visited in Palermo.

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Reviewed 4 November 2018 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 4 November 2018

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 (it's a reduced price on the days when they aren't open). So there isn't that much of the palace open to the public and for what you pay I was slightly disappointed (especially when there are so many churches you can visit in Palermo), but, with an exhibition of Dutch Masters and the gardens it was still worth the visit. Mostly you will be stunned by the golden church inside the palace which is quite frankly awe inspiring and a good example of how combined religions living in peace can produce something so beautiful

Thank steviejgalfie
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Reviewed 1 November 2018

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 with a ticket which covered the royal apartments, a temporary exhibition, the Palatine Chapel and the royal gardens. The temporary exhibition was dedicated to the patron saint of Palermo. As for the royal apartment, they are not that impressive. There are far better similar rooms in other cities. The Palatine Chapel on the other hand is impressive and worth visiting for its wonderful mosaics. The garden was nice to stroll around, some interesting trees... Also, a bit pricey in my opinion given what you actually get to see.

Thank Simina31
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Reviewed 31 October 2018

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 gets a bit much, the gardens outside are lovely and relaxing. The gift shop is quality! recommended. We also found the audio guide helpful - not so much in the apartments, but most definitely for the chapel. There is heaps of information to take in.

Thank tamaletown
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