Ibn Jubayr

Ibn Jubayr visited the city of Palermo between December 1184 and January 1185. The traveller and writer was born in Valencia in 1145. After studying religious sciences and literature, he devoted himself to travelling to: Ceuta, Sardinia, Sicily, Crete, Egypt, Arabian Peninsula, Baghdad, Mosul, Aleppo.He left us a valuable book, entitled “Rihla”, in which he recounts his travels and describes the beauty of Norman Sicily, focusing on Palermo and the work of William II the Good.