In the heart of Palermo's Art Nouveau district a 5 minute walk from Teatro Politeama Garibaldi and Teatro Massimo, with bus stops 100 meters away for all the most beautiful and famous sights of Palermo the Hotel Gallery House enjoys the most privileged position among 3 star hotels in Palermo.
It is possible in just a few minutes on foot or by bus from the hotel to reach the classical itineraries of Palermo to see the remains of the ancient cultures that made Palermo the capital of civilization.
Arabs and Normans left their mark at Zisa Castle (from the Arabic Al Aziz "splendid"), royal residence of the Normans and today museum dedicated to Muslim culture, Norman Palace, symbol of the powers that ruled Palermo from the Arabs to the Normans and Platina Chapel with its splendid Byzantine mosaics. A few steps from the palace is the Church and Cloister of San Giovanni agli Eremiti, with its red, clearly Arab inspired domes.
Palermo's Cathedral along the Cassaro (Via Vittorio Emanuele) is the symbol of the artistic influences on the city's art: Arab style (it was a mosque), Norman, Frederick II wanted to be buried here, Baroque and Neoclassical create a magnificent unique architectural monument.
Along the pretty Via Maqueda which starts 5 minutes from Hotel Gallery House and crosses the entire historical center of Palermo, stand the interesting churches of San Cataldo (again here the red domes are clearly Arab inspired) and Martorana, with a magical atmosphere created by the incredible mosaic decorations.
During a stay at a Palermo hotel the Botanical Garden is not to be missed, home to more than 12, 000 plant species (the fichus and palms are incredible!) and Vergine Annunziata, a wonderful painting by Antonello da Messina in the collection at the Palazzo Abatellis Gallery, in one of the most important Gothic-Catalan buildings in Palermo.
Hotel Gallery House is one of the 3 star hotels in Palermo closest to two authentic symbols of the splendor of Art Nouveau Palermo: the Politeama Garibaldi and Massimo theaters, symbols of the city's rebirth.
Politeama Garibaldi is a grandiose theater built between 1867 and 1891 in shapes inspired by ancient Rome which holds up to 650 spectators and is home to an excellent concert season. The palm garden in front of the theater is the site of a music stage, a pretty Neoclassical work dating from the end of the 1800's.
Teatro Massimo is the most important theater in Palermo. Located in Piazza Giuseppe Verdi, a 5 minute walk from Hotel Gallery House, inaugurated in 1897, at the time it was second only to the Opera Theater in Paris and is still one of the biggest opera theaters in the world.
Hotel Gallery House stands out among the 3 star hotels in Palermo, due to the elegance of its rooms, modern comforts and superior services.
The spaces are furnished with a rare taste, where the typically Sicilian nuance predominates on the walls and in the fabrics and accessories. The top quality wood of the parquet and furniture, create a uniquely warm and charming ambiance.
Public areas, such as the lobby, TV room and 24-hour bar are very comfortable for relaxing and socializing, while the breakfast buffet that also includes low-calorie and biological products is served in an elegant dedicated room. The reception, open 24h, offers guests visitor information, reservations for guides tours and trips (including by plane), transfers to the station and airport and laundry service.
The conference room which can seat up to 10, Internet point and fax service, make Hotel Gallery House the ideal solution among 3 star hotels in Palermo for business and pleasure travel.