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Palermo's History of Art

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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Discounted price of 3 euros for: children 6-17 years old, groups of at least 4 people, FAI members, Italian Touring Club members, FMR Symposium Foundation Save Palermo, ANISA (and any other affiliated groups), owners of a business of the church Santa Maria della Catena or oratory of San Lorenzo or oratory of the Rosary in S. Domenico or oratory of the Rosary in S. Quotes, or the church of S. Cataldo, or the Cathedral, also in Palermo or the Diocesan Museum of Monreale. Reduced price of 2 euros for: school groups, groups of 15 or more Free admission for: children under the age of 6 years old, priests and religious deacons, seminarians, journalists, ICOM members, two accompanying teachers per class, a guardian of the disabled visitor.

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