Chiesa Inferiore
Chiesa Inferiore
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5.0 of 5 bubbles641 reviews
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ANGELO V
Milan, Italy2,939 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022
The Palatine Chapel is within the Norman Palace in Palermo, and it is part of the World Heritage Site (UNESCO) "Arab-Norman Palermo and the cathedrals of Cefalù and Monreale".

This church was built by king Roger II of Sicily as a private chapel, and it was inaugurated in 1143. The walls are entirely covered with incredibly beautiful mosaics with episodes from the Old and New Testament. On the cupola, the Christ Pantocrator is depicted in the act of blessing with the right hand. In his left hand he holds the book of the Gospels, and at his sides are eight archangels. The wooden coffered ceilings have the muqarnas shape, and they were made by masters of the Fatimid school, and the floors are made of elaborate polychrome marbles.

This church is overwhelmingly beautiful - it deserves much more than the five rating allowed.
Written December 2, 2022
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Sumsara
Schwyz, Switzerland316 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022
Incredible cappelle, a must see, amazing handcrafts work, so much gold, take a tour to get just some of the amazing history.
Written September 29, 2022
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sz54
Vienna, Austria171 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022
overwhelming impression when you enter the chapel, hard to believe what you see with all the gold and the biblical scenes, topped by the wooden ceiling
Written August 10, 2022
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supongo2016
Brighton, UK46 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022
Totally unexpected wonder. Very ornate, beautifully decorated royal chapei that has to be seen to be believed. It is jaw-droppingly beautiful.
Written August 4, 2022
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Federico F
Vicenza, Italy78 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022 • Friends
Probably one of the most beautiful church in the world, even if it's a little small all the walls are covered of gold and colored glass mosaics. If you are in the city you must visit it, maybe with a guided tour
Written June 5, 2022
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IrinaVas
6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022
Absolutely transfixed by the beauty of this chapel. You could stay there for hours and find something new and fabulous to look at.
Written May 30, 2022
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Joe L
203 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022
The interior of the church is spectacular with gold everywhere you look. The paintings were amazing as well
Written May 6, 2022
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Patricia O
Steilacoom,WA300 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022
I had read about the chapel, but nothing came close to the first glimpse. It deserves every rave review it gets. We purchased the audio guide and listened to it several times as we waited in line. The audio guide goes into depth about all the different aspects of the chapel from the ceiling to the floor. Don’t rush this visit so that you can appreciate all the work done in the chapel and then think about the kind of painstaking work that went into creating this beauty.
Written April 26, 2022
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Robert L
Amherst, MA1,620 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2022 • Couples
Spectacular chapel inside the Royal Palace. The mosaics will overwhelm you. The details are impressive. All the gold!! Very expressive faces
Biblical scenes.
Written March 8, 2022
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IlyaNJ
Marlboro, NJ1,010 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2021
If everything else in the Norman Palace was unremarkable (and it is not!), the Palatine Chapel would be worth the price of entry all by itself. The mosaics are simply breathtaking!
Written October 7, 2021
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