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Castello della Zisa, Palermo

Castello della Zisa - Palermo, Italy
Castello della Zisa
1 P.zza Guglielmo il Buono, Palermo, Italy 90135Map
+39 091 652 0269
Neighborhood: Zisa
Overview

Once surrounded by lush green countryside, this marvellous Norman castle gets its name from the Arab word el-aziz, meaning "splendid". At the height of its glory, this royal residence set in fabulous grounds with its own small lake (which unfortunately no longer exists) was called "Paradiso della Terra" (Heaven on Earth). The castle's simple high-walled rectangular design belies its richly decorated interior covered in marble and mosaics featuring typical Arab motifs called muqarnas.

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Castello della Zisa General Information
  • Open Hours: Monday to Saturday from 09:00 AM to 01:30 PM, Monday to Saturday from 03:00 PM to 06:00 PM, Sunday from 09:00 AM to 01:00 PM
  • Type: Attractions & Landmarks, Tours
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