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Norman Palace, Palermo

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Admire one of the finest examples of Arab-Norman art in the modern city of Palermo at Norman Palace. 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 Norman Palace and get the most from your holiday in Palermo, create itinerary details personal to you using our Palermo online attractions planner.
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  • The tickets are expensive for what they offer, there are more complex places to visit in the area and at a lower price. I recommend it for lovers of modern art (appendix). 
    The tickets are expensive for what they offer, there are more complex places to visit in the area and at a lower price. I recommend it for lovers of modern art (appendix).  more »
  • Palatine Chappel was nice, but it was 10 minutes. The rest was touring a modern public building, a little bit of Palace rooms, but nothng "wow", garden is OK, but again, not worthy the money. We had.....  more
    Palatine Chappel was nice, but it was 10 minutes. The rest was touring a modern public building, a little bit of Palace rooms, but nothng "wow", garden is OK, but again, not worthy the money. We had.....  more »
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  • It may not look like much from the outside, but once you see the amazing mosaics inside, you'll be happy you went. The palace has a beautiful garden with many seating areas and a small café, but like most touristy areas, it's a tad expensive. Apart from that, the palace is rather restricted, so there isn't too much to see inside and I payed €19 to get in, which is pricey. Despite that, I still think it's brilliant.
  • The interesting thing about Italy is there is a Palazzo and Church on every corner like a Walgreens in the USA. But not all are equal. This place is historic and just awe inspiring amazing. A real cultural heritage. Many important buildings in Palermo are well preserved and a huge number are abandoned and in disrepair. This is a crown jewel, no pun intended. Go see it, it's truly amazing.

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