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Rhodes and the Dodecanese Sights

Palace of the Grand Master of the Knights of Rhodes

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  • Castle/Palace/Chateau
  • Fodor's Choice

Updated 09/03/2014

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This massive affair with fairy-tale towers, crenellated ramparts, and more than 150 rooms crowns the top of the Street of Knights and is the place to begin a tour. Unscathed during the Turkish siege of Rhodes in 1522, the palace was destroyed in 1856 by an explosion of ammunition stored nearby in the cellars of the Church of St. John. The present structure—a Mussolini-era Italian reconstruction—was rebuilt in a storybook, pseudo-medieval style all the rage in the early

20th century and was later used as a holiday abode for King Vittorio Emmanuele III of Italy. Today, the palace's collection of antiques and antiquities includes Hellenistic and Roman mosaic floors from Italian excavations in Kos, and in the permanent exhibition downstairs, extensive displays, maps, and plans showing the layout of the city will help you get oriented before wandering through the labyrinthine Old Town.

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Sight Information

Address:

Ippoton, Rhodes Town, Rhodes, 85100, Greece

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Phone:

22410-23359

Sight Details:

  • €6
  • May–Oct., daily 8–7:45; Nov.–Apr., Tues.–Sun. 8–3

Updated 09/03/2014

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