With a tumultuous history of multiple closures and restorations, the Museo Diocesano is now open and exhibiting art produced in the city throughout the ages. Located in the Archbishop's Palace, 13 rooms separate artistic works by chronological order. This museum started in 1927 to collect the art that adorned the Cathedral of Palermo before its restoration in 1787, and had been moved to the basement. As time went on, pieces were added to the collection from churches that closed down, or were destroyed by bombings during World War II. The Archbishop's Palace has been well restored and looks majestic. Audio and guided tours are available.
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