The best museums in Palermo in 2022

These are the top 10 best museums in Palermo, Italy, ranked by their rating and popularity in 2022. Click a museum for more information about the museum, including visitor information, exhibitions and reviews.

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These are the best museums in Palermo:

  1. Palermo Botanical Garden1

    Palermo Botanical Garden

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    Stanze al Genio

    The Museo delle maioliche Stanze al Genio has an exhibition of almost 5,000 examples of Italian majolica tiles from the 15th to the 19th century, arranged over 8 rooms. The Museum is housed in a part of the seventeenth-century Palazzo Torre Pirajno in Palermo.
  4. Museo Diocesano3

    Museo Diocesano

    The Museo Diocesano (MUDIPA or Diocesan Museum of Palermo) is a museum in Palermo that is housed in some rooms of the Archbishop's Palace (the Palazzo Arcivescovile). The museum was founded in 1927 by Archbishop Alessandro Lualdi. After decades of closure for restoration and archaeological research
  5. Palazzo Abatellis4

    Palazzo Abatellis

    Palazzo Abatellis (Palazzo Patella) is a palace in Palermo that is home to the Museo Regionale Abatellis (the Galleria Regionale della Sicilia), the Gallery of Art for the Sicilian region. The palazzo is an example of Gothic-Catalan architecture that was designed in the 15th century by Matteo Carnel
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  7. Gallery of Modern Art of Palermo5

    Gallery of Modern Art of Palermo

    The Gallery of Modern Art of Palermo (The Modern Art Gallery Sant'Anna, or Galleria d'Arte Moderna Sant'Anna) is a modern art museum in Palermo that is located in a complex consisting of the former Franciscan convent of the Church of Sant'Anna la Misericordia and the adjacent Palazzo Bonet. The muse
  8. Il Museo internazionale delle marionette6

    Il Museo internazionale delle marionette

    The Museo internazionale delle marionette Antonio Pasqualino is a cultural-historical and ethnographic museum in Palermo. The musuem holds the collection of the late Palermit surgeon Antonio Pasqualino. The Museo internazionale delle marionette is located at the Piazzetta Niscemi behind the west sid
  9. Museo Geologico e Paleontologico G.G. Gemmellaro7

    Museo Geologico e Paleontologico G.G. Gemmellaro

    The Museo Geologico Gemmellaro (Museo Geologico e Paleontologico G.G. Gemmellaro) is a geological and paleontological museum in Palermo that is related to the University of Palermo. The Museo Gemmellaro is one of the most important institutions of its kind in the Mediterranean. The collections are h
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  11. Museo Archeologico Regionale Antonio Salinas8

    Museo Archeologico Regionale Antonio Salinas

    The Museo Archeologico Regionale Antonino Salinas is an archaeological museum in Palermo. The museum shows archaeological finds from Carthaginian and Greek settlements in mainly western Sicily from prehistoric times to the Late Roman period and is named after the Sicilian archaeologist Antonino Sali
  12. Museum of Zoology "P. Doderlein"9

    Museum of Zoology "P. Doderlein"

    The Museum of Zoology was founded in the second half of the 19th century by Prof. Pietro Doderlein, from whom it inherited the name and vision. The building still preserves the original structure and furniture, which immediately make visitors feel the atmosphere of old times. A nineteenth-century a
  13. Villa Zito10

    Villa Zito


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