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Norman Palace and Palatine Chapel

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Palatine chapel is a MUST see when visiting Palermo. Amazing mozaics from the early mediëval period 12th century. The Royal Palace is worth seeing but less impressing than the chapel

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank conrad57
Reviewed 1 week ago

Capela Palatina is the most amazing place and all the exhibits are state of art. It is the top of the list of attractions in Palermo. It is a must see and absolutely superb. The palace exhibits are attractive. It is interesting that they have...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank raymondgwee
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Capela Palatina is the most spectacular place on Earth we've ever visited! There are no any words on any of all of the known languages to describe the preciousness of the Chapel, it is truly stunning and breathtaking! Whenever in Palermo, we'll go there again,...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank ljubimci
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a good tour of the Palace at a reasonable rate. They moved the entrance from the front to the back but no signs were posted until you get to the front.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank guice g
Reviewed 4 weeks 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

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 6, 2018 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

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 5, 2018

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

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Anthony H
Reviewed November 5, 2018

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

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank WhyITravel
Reviewed November 3, 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!

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank alliewine124
Reviewed November 3, 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...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Sally-anne W
July 7, 2018|
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Response from David G | Reviewed this property |
Any sensible summer wear seems to be ok
leslie f
May 4, 2017|
Response from Daviddbpr | Reviewed this property |
Not sure, we were there last summer, I would say 3 or 4 in the afternoon.