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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  • The palace itself is nothing special, but the Chapel is beautiful. We had an oportunity to hear a little bit of explanation about the mosaics and it improved our expeirence a lot. Try to do so or find...  more »
  • Sicily is beautiful but in palermo is collected lots of sites not just a week x visit the palazzo dei normanni with cappella palatina deserves at least one whole morning too good you can't describe go visit it fill your eyes
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  • The Chapel is to be seen: a masterpiece and it is most significant that the Cathedral of Monreale as smaller. The risk is that it is closed for weddings at any time, this is not good for tourism
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