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The fountain featuring Triton, the Greek god of the sea, was created by the Italian sculptor Francesco Camilliani in 1612. Viceroy of Sicily, Juan Alonso Herrera, later commissioned it to decorate the courtyard of the Palazzo dei Normanni in Palermo.
The massive slab of black basalt is among the most important archaeological findings of the area. Its origin traces back to the Old Kingdom of Ancient Egypt( 2600 - 2200 BC). The inscriptions include the first pharaohs' names and crucial information about their reigns. It also demonstrates the evolution of Egyptian script and the language.
The former was found in La Kalsa (16th century), depicting Zeus standing with his right arm raised, holding a thunderbolt. Zeus Solunto is smaller and was found in the ancient Greek city of Solunto in northern Sicily. This one portrays Zeus standing with his left arm raised and holding a scepter in his right hand.
The group of six ancient sarcophagi was discovered in 1972 in the Cannita necropolis, an old burial site in Palermo. Relive the ancient Sicilian funerary art. Garner valuable insights into the beliefs and customs of the ancient Sicilian people, along with the artistic techniques and styles of the time.
The reconstructed temple of today was originally built in the ancient city of Selinunte dedicated to the goddess Hera but was destroyed by the Carthaginians in the 4th century BC. One look and you can experience the grandeur of one of the largest and stunning temples of ancient Greece.
The original Temple E was built in the 5th century BC and was one of the earliest examples of the Doric order of architecture in Sicily. The temple was similar in size and design to Temple C, and unfortunately, was destroyed at the same hands. The intricate carvings offer valuable insights into the religious beliefs of the ancient Greeks.
Address: Piazza Olivella, 90133 Palermo PA, Italy (Find on Map)
By Bus: Take bus lines to the Piazza Indipendenza bus stop, a short walk from the museum.
By Metro: Take the Palermo metro to the Stazione Orleans stop, about a 10-minute walk from the museum.
By Car: Head towards Palermo, take the A29 highway towards Trapani, and continue until you reach the Castelvetrano exit. Follow the signs towards Castelvetrano and then towards the Salinas Museum.
You can buy Salinas Museum tickets here.
Yes, Salinas Museum tickets are available online.
The standard cost of Salinas Museum tickets starts from €6 for adults.
Access to the museum's exhibits, collections, and any public spaces such as galleries, outdoor areas, or educational programs. Depending on the museum, certain special exhibits or events may require an additional fee or ticket.
These tickets can't be canceled or rescheduled.
The Salinas Museum tickets are valid for the entire day.
There are certain discounts and free entry available to specific age groups depending upon the state regulations.
Yes, you can buy Salinas Museum tickets in advance.
For Saturdays and Sundays and public holidays it is compulsory to buy your tickets at a day’s advance.
Yes, the Salinas Museum is wheelchair accessible.
Yes, if you are interested in ancient history, Salinas culture, archaeology, or art, then the Museo Archeologico Regionale Antonio Salinas is worth a visit.