The Information Center for the Galerian Complex is located at the archaeological site of the Palace’s Apsidal Hall, at the intersection of Dimitriou Gounari and Alexandrou Svolou Streets. The Center, which has been in operation since October 2015, was designed by the Ephorate of Antiquities,Thessaloniki. It is addressed to visitors to the buildings and building remains of the most important monumental complex in Thessaloniki, whose construction began in the late 3rd-early 4th century AD, i.e. at the turning-point from the pagan to Christian world.
The Center offers a number of services including an exhibition of supporting material, videos, interactive applications and chiefly, digital reconstructions of the Complex’s most important buildings—the Rotunda, the Triumphal Arch of Galerius, the Hippodrome, and the Palace of Galerius, remains of which are preserved in Navarinou Square. Thus for the first time the general public will have the opportunity to understand the architectural form of the buildings, to tour their luxuriously-decorated interiors, and to obtain a fuller picture of urban planning in the southeast area of ancient Thessaloniki during the Early Byzantine period.
Parallel to the interactive applications and website of the Galerian Complex, users can learn about the monument’s excavation and leading excavators, as well as the restoration work to its ruins and buildings. The app is accessible from browsers on both fixed and mobile devices regardless of platform.