Zisa - Museum of Islamic Art

Interesting
The Zisa is a palace of incomparable charm, although none of its former decoration remains. It was built between 1166 and 1175 for William II, at a time when sovereigns had genuine "pleasure palaces" built in the heart of immense parks. The palace is home to a collection of objects, most of which are Egyptian (Mamluk and Ottoman period), but also from the Mediterranean basin. The mashrabiya are particularly worthy of mention.

Useful information

Adresse : 

Piazza Guglielmo-il-Buono

Phone:

+39 091 652 0269

Price:

6 €

Opening hours

9am-6.30pm, Mon-Sun and Bank Hols 9am-1pm

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