The Palatine Chapel ( 1 )

by Mikkal Noptek September. 15, 2012 5438 views

April 18, 2012

The Palatine Chapel is the royal chapel of the Norman kings of Sicily situated on the ground floor at the center of the Palazzo Reale in Palermo, southern Italy.
The chapel was commissioned by Roger II of Sicily in 1132 to be built upon an older chapel (now the crypt) constructed around 1080. It took eight years to build and many more to decorate with mosaics and fine art. The sanctuary, dedicated to Saint Peter, is reminiscent of a domed basilica. It has three apses, as is usual in Byzantine architecture, with six pointed arches (three on each side of the central nave) resting on recycled classical columns.
The Palatine Chapel (Italian: Cappella Palatina) is the royal chapel of the Norman kings of Sicily situated on the ground floor at the center of the Palazzo Reale in Palermo, southern Italy.
The chapel was commissioned by Roger II of Sicily in 1132 to be built upon an older chapel (now the crypt) constructed around 1080. It took eight years to build and many more to decorate with mosaics and fine art.
The sanctuary, dedicated to Saint Peter, is reminiscent of a domed basilica. It has three apses, as is usual in Byzantine architecture, with six pointed arches (three on each side of the central nave) resting on recycled classical columns.

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Agnes Felber 7 years, 4 months ago

Magnificent post, Mikkal! I am wondering about the dating of these mosaics, they seem to me from their style, they must be from at least the Renaissance Age if not Baroque rather than 12th century, don't you find?

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Jarvo J 7 years, 4 months ago

Such vivid colours.

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Finbarr 7 years, 4 months ago

Fantastic shots !!

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Sara G 7 years, 4 months ago

Amazing...great work!

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Josy 7 years, 4 months ago

Bel endroit qui doit être majestueux !

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Jorge Cardoso 7 years, 4 months ago

OUTSTANDING :)

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