Palazzo dei Normanni - Royal Palace


Piazzas & Palazzos

This historic palace, also called Palazzo Reale (Royal Palace), was the seat of Sicily's semiautonomous rulers for centuries. The building is a fascinating mesh of abutting 10th-century Norman and 17th-century Spanish structures. Because it now houses the Sicilian Parliament, parts of the palace are closed to the public from Tuesday to Thursday when the regional parliament is sitting. The Cappella Palatina (Palatine Chapel) remains open.

The Cappella Palatina is hiding in the monumental site of the Royal palace and it is definitively the highlight of every Palermo visit.

This private chapel, dedicated to Roger II, was built between 1132-1143 and it shows the encounter of different cultures including Byzantine, Muslims and Latin handcraft masters.

To round up this fascinating visit, browse the bookshop located on the ground floor where you can buy various publications, Sicilian books and maybe even few gifts and souvenirs.

Entrance fee: € 7 - both Palace & Chapel € 8,50


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