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Regional Gallery (Galleria Regionale della Sicilia)

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Go for the triumph of death but choose carefully vs the "modern" nearby

A few great pieces and some other works of lesser interest. Do your homework and pick this or the... read more

Reviewed 10 November 2018
No air conditioning, dated displays, but fine art

Don't go here on a hot day. Even the newly restored areas didn't have air conditioning. There was... read more

Reviewed 30 July 2017
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This neo-Gothic castle dating from 1488 houses the Regional gallery of Sicily, the largest museum in Palermo exclusively devoted to art, whose majority of work dates from the medieval and Renaissance periods through the eighteenth century.
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Via Alloro 4, 90133, Palermo, Sicily, Italy
+39 091 623 0011
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Reviewed 10 November 2018

A few great pieces and some other works of lesser interest. Do your homework and pick this or the modern (1800s on) to suit your taste if time is short.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 27 April 2018 via mobile

8 euro seemed too much just to enter and see some rooms with nothing interesting. Just one or two pieces worth to be seen.

Date of experience: April 2018
2  Thank ElenaP2205
Reviewed 30 July 2017

Don't go here on a hot day. Even the newly restored areas didn't have air conditioning. There was one room upstairs that was tolerable. However, the great pieces are interesting, including the magnificent Triumph of Death, the Messina painting and the wonderful bust by Laurana....More

Date of experience: June 2017
1  Thank JohnRegoPark
Reviewed 27 June 2017

This Palazzo is the seat of the Galleria Regionale della Sicilia; the regional art gallery. It has some good paintings including the famous Triofo della Morte by an unknown artist. This fresco has been restored but important parts of the image have crumbled away. There...More

Date of experience: June 2017
1  Thank Lungipiedi
Reviewed 20 December 2016

The building itself is interesting but far from outstanding. The important part is the art collection, which is quite beautiful but, if you're not a huge fan of medieval art, you can live without visiting this place. Otherwise, there are some impressive works of art...More

Date of experience: December 2016
1  Thank ruicp
Reviewed 26 September 2016

The museum's quarters in the 15th c. Palazzo Abatellis themselves are worth noting, as are transitional gothic-renaissance sculptures, but there are two outstanding works not to be missed by any art lover: Antonello da Messina's madonna of the annunciation and the mid-15th c. (anonymous) fresco...More

Date of experience: September 2016
2  Thank Gerhard1945
Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

Sicily was the second stop on a Mediterranean cruise. It was interesting to go here and see older people dressed up in suit and drinking espresso at 11:00 am around the town square. Rich in history dating back thousands of years was a good visit.

Date of experience: November 2015
1  Thank Davedog14
Reviewed 6 September 2016

Comprehensive collection of religious paintings and artefacts preceding and following the Renaissance period specialising in contextualising Sicilian artists of the period.

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank Alison P
Reviewed 21 July 2016

Go and see Antonello Da Messina's work...the annunziato...ie "after the Annunciation"...this painting is easily on a par with or exceeds the Mona Lisa.....She has just seen and discoursed with an entity from the 5th dimension...the information is of significance to the whole human race...past present...More

Date of experience: July 2016
2  Thank michael s
Reviewed 1 July 2016 via mobile

Not only is this collection of the highest quality and of the best taste, it's also beautifully displayed in a 15th-century palazzo skillfully restored under the great Carlo Scarpa. The sculpted busts are particularly striking, with elegant monochromatic background further highlighting their breathtaking grace. Works...More

Date of experience: July 2016
1  Thank Nicolas C
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