Palazzo dei Normanni e Cappella Palatina, Palermo
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Admire one of the finest examples of Arab-Norman art in the modern city of Palermo at Palazzo dei Normanni e Cappella Palatina. Originally the seat of the kings of Sicily, the 12th-century palace now houses Sicily's seat of the regional parliament. It features a mix of Byzantine, medieval, and Arabic-influenced architecture and decor. Visit the mosaic-covered interior of the Palentine Chapel. At the palace, note the animal motifs that adorn the walls. One ticket includes admission to both palace and chapel. To visit Palazzo dei Normanni e Cappella Palatina and other attractions in Palermo, use our Palermo trip generator.
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  • A special mention deserve the Palatine Chapel. Beautiful, leaves you speechless. Mosaics, carvings and details ... you can not descrivere....ci I spent an hour each for air. Another matter the palazzo dei normanni. Overrated. And 12 euros aren't worth the expense.
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  • To see. The visit is fast enough, because most of the building is occupied by the Sicilian Parliament. Better to go when there is not too much group. Do not miss the palatine Chapel.
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  • impossible not to visit the Palazzo dei Normanni and Cappella Palatina, admire the mosaics of the Chapel is priceless!
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