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Lat: 38° 7' 0.584118" N - Long: 13° 22' 16.29412" E
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Located in the heart of the ancient Kalsa district, Abatellis Palace is a splendid example of Gothic-Catalan style.
It was built in 1495.
The building remained intact even after being transformed into a monastery, but was heavily hit by the Anglo-American bombing of 1943, which destroyed several parts.
Following the restoration it was decided to transform the building into an Art Gallery for the collections of medieval art, and today it houses the Regional Gallery of Sicily.
The current gallery has many works of the highest quality, including some absolute masterpieces such as Annunziata by Antonello da Messina, true "icon" of the Italian Renaissance, the Triumph of Death, by unknown of fifteenth century, the bust of Eleonora d'Aragona, masterpiece by Francesco Laurana, as well as sculptures by Antonello Gagini and paintings by Van Dyck.
The museum is open Tuesday to Friday from 9.00am to 6.30pm; Saturday, Sunday and holidays from 9:00 to 13:00; Monday is closed.
Full admission ticket: 8.00 euros.
Every first Sunday of the month admission is free.
For info tel: 091 6230011.
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