Historical notes

Is completely incorporated, on the first floor of Palazzo Reale or Normanni . It is dedicated to Saint Peter and was built at the behest of King Ruggero II in 1140. The Cappella Palatina higher is the example from the point of view of historical-artistic heritage, of coexistence between cultures, religions and seemingly irreconcilable ways of thinking between them. The skilful management of Ruggero power II and the involvement of workers bizantine , musulmane and latine , gave birth to the monument designed to synthesize the liturgical needs of the rite latino and the Greek one, and to remember the three monotheistic religions, cristiana and musulmana ebraica ,. The Palatine Chapel was established as a private Chapel of the Royal family, so I am very pregisti with mosaics which is decorated and the Christ Pantocrator. Of great charm is the wooden ceiling, made by Arab workers with the muqarnas, technique above the nave. The ceiling contains the only example in the world of Islamic painting decorations with representations of human figures, within a place of worship.

Visiting hours

From Monday to Saturday
8.15 a.m. at 17.40, last admission 17.00hours.

Sunday & holidays
8.15 a.m. to 13.00hours, last admission at 12.15.

Note: visit the Palatine Chapel is not allowed on Sundays and public holidays under 9.45 a.m. at 11.15 for worship.

From Tuesday to Thursday, access to Royal apartments is not allowed for parliamentary work, but you can visit the Palatine Chapel.

For institutional reasons Real apartments can be disabled unexpectedly.

Address:

Piazza Indipendenza, 1 - 90129 Palermo
Tel. +39 091 6262833
Accessible


bus:

bus 104 105 108 118 304 309 327 389


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Our Conventions

Admission free until 14 years

Entrance to the Royal Palace and the Palatine Chapel
From Friday to Monday, and holidays

Disabled people and accompanying persons are exempt from the ticket.

Full price:€ 8,50
Price PMO:€ 8,00

Valid only for the owner of the PMO CARD

Tue-Thu
Entrance to the Cappella Palatina,
Since access to the Royal apartments is not allowed for parliamentary business.


Disabled people and accompanying persons are exempt from the ticket.

Full price:€ 7,00
Price PMO:€ 6,50

Valid only for the owner of the PMO CARD

BOOK-SHOP
Be sure to visit the ground floor our bookshop where you can find, in addition to various publications on the monumental and the Cappella Palatina, books of history and history of art, audiovisual materials, trinkets, catalogues exhibitions organised by the Fondazione Federico II and objects typical of the Sicilian tradition, such as the ceramics of Caltagirone. The bookshop has automatic equipment for the distribution of beverages and snacks.

Discount PMO:10%

Valid only for the owner of the PMO CARD

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