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Museo Diocesano di Palermo (Le Stanze dei Vescovi)
Ranked #15 of 422 things to do in Palermo
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: Historic building of the fifteenth century, with frescoes and furnishings of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. It displays around 300 works of art from the 12th to the 19th century in 12 rooms. 10 rooms belong to "Le Stanze dei Vescovi", the noble floor of the Archbishop's Palace, with the Alcova of Cardinal Gravina and the Sala Borremans entirely freshly painted in 1733.
Useful Information: Wheelchair access, Bathroom facilities, Activities for older children, Activities for young children, Stairs / lift
Reviewed 28 June 2018

nice museum to check out the history around the Sicily area..really enjoyed the walk around the premises..

Thank naplesnole77
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Reviewed 24 April 2018 via mobile

The plan e is nice, interesting to visit and discover, but nothing impressive compared with all that Palermo can offer.

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Reviewed 19 February 2018

We had exited from the Cathedral which I was disappointed with and we spotted this Museum slightly hidden away.
It is the old diocesan palace and it has been converted to a museum/art gallery.
We were one of very few people in the museum and the attendants followed us from room to room as is the case in off season visits anywhere, we got talking to one lovely young lady who is a student in the local university who turned an interesting tour into one with a lot of incidental background information.

The palace is fascinating with lots of old Greek Roman artifacts along with the rooms themselves and plenty of artwork by local artists

Thoroughly enjoyable

3  Thank Eils G
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Reviewed 22 January 2018

This is a lovely museum to visit. It is close to the cathedral and provides many fascinating exhibits, including some amazing Murano glass chandeliers and beautiful tiled floors. The mediaeval art was high quality and the basement contained artefacts from the cathedral before the Baroque refurbishment.. The guide who showed us round was very informative and we would recommend this museum to anyone visiting Palermo.

2  Thank Elizabeth O
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Reviewed 14 January 2018

Because it was mid January, we were the only ones visiting this museum at the time. It is over the lane from the Cathedral and easily accessible. Entry was 4 euro + 2 for an audio guide. (Used it minimally). The museum attendant, Giana became our personal guide and was kind enough to tell us all about the exhibits. Her English was not perfect but she persisted in order to make our visit more interesting. This was above and beyond her responsibilities and very much appreciated. Some of the rooms and decorations/ artefacts were stunning.

2  Thank Steve B
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