Zisa Palace
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Zisa Palace


Monument belonging to the multi-serial site "Arab-Norman Palermo and the Cathedrals of Cefalù and Monreale" included in the World Heritage List (WHL)

Year of enrollment in the WHL: 2015

Zisa square. XII century Transformed in the fourteenth century. and in the following centuries. The Palazzo della Zisa (from the Arabic al-ʿAzīza, meaning “the splendid”) stood outside the walls of the city of Palermo, inside the Norman royal park. Restored in the seventeenth at the behest of Giovanni de Sandoval who had bought the building and who adopted it for his housing needs. In 1806 it passed to the Princes Notarbartolo heirs of the Sandovals who made it. Currently the Zisa houses the Museum of Islamic Art.

Asset bound pursuant to Legislative Decree 42/2004 (notification of 20/01/2013). 


Card insertion: Ignazio Caloggero

Photo: web

Information contributions: Web, Region of Sicily

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