Palace of the Grand Master of the Rhodes Knights
Rhodes Town, Greece
Palace of the Grand Master of the Rhodes Knights Rhodes Town Reviews
The palace. Apr 01, 2017
Originally this palace was built in the late 7th century as a Byzantine citadel. It was converted by the Knights Hospitaller into their administrative center and the palace of their Grand Master.
During the Ottoman occupation; from 1522 to 1912 this building was used as prison. In 1865 and explosion in an arsenal almost destroyed the palace. In the early 20th century it was restored by the Italians.
On the first floor of the palace there were several official rooms, the dining room and the private quarters of the Grand Master.
The palace had 158 rooms. Today only 24 are open to visitors. Inside you can see a couple of collections of archaeological finds.
I visited Rhodes long ago, so I don' t remember much about this palace. I remember there were various nice statues of angels inside.
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Palace of the Grand Master of the Rhodes Knights Jun 22, 2015
The Palace of the Grand Master of the Knights of Rhodes, also known as the Kastello, is a medieval castle located in the city of Rhodes. The Palace functioned as a palace, headquarters and fortress.
The Palace itself is really well preserved and in my opinion really worth a visit. There is some really pretty mosaic on the floor as well as some pretty woodwork. It has influences from a lot of time periods which gives it a unique character. Though the interior is not what I expected it to be. There are a couple of items on display but that's it. The outside is what counts for me, like I said with the mosaic floors and the well preserved walls.
Buying the entrance tickets also gives you the opportunity to buy tickets to walk the medieval walls. Which I highly recommend.
It can get quit busy as Rhodes old Town is visited by alot of tourists.
Entrance to the Palace will cost you €6.-
Part of the Rhodes 2015 travel blog