Palatine Chapel

The Palatine Chapel is currently located inside the Royal Palace of Palermo. Commissioned by King Roger II, its construction began in 1130 and was consecrated on 28 April 1140 as the private chapel of the sovereign and the royal family. With a central layout and three aisles, it is characterised by the Byzantine-style mosaic cycle, created by Greek and Sicilian artists, which runs along the entire perimeter of the church with stories from the Old and New Testaments, representations of Saints, Angels, Archangels, Prophets, Evangelists, Apostles, Patriarchs and the majestic Christ Pantocrator.