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Palace of Grand Master of Knights

Old CIty of Rhodes, Rhodes Town, Greece
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Ranked #3 of 18 Attractions in Rhodes Town
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Historic Sites
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

Originally built in the 14th century, the present day palace was rebuilt about 70 years ago as the grand palace of the Italian Emperor and Benito Mussolini. There are a reported 158 rooms; only about twenty appear to be open for public view. Each room is decorated differently and holds unique artifacts from earlier times and locations. This is all... More

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Izmir, Turkey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

absolutely visit and see old century life of palace, specially this palace street is very interesting you have to take many photo and see their livings at this street house, some of family still live this street.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

This building should be the pride and joy of Rhodes; thanks in part to horrible Italian restoration; it looks like it was built only about 20 years ago; a total shame. There is no feeling of how life was back then. The second floor is completely tasteless; waste of time. I suggest they visit Chateau Chillon close to Montreux to... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

A massive collection of Greek artefacts including sarcophagus and burial jars, etc. meticulously grouped together for easy viewing. Many of the items are so similar to archaeological museum of Rhodes but the latter also has the Hospital of the Knights included in the entrance fee. However, we visited both museums as we thought we will not probably be visiting this... More

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Stafford
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

Rather disappointed - some interesting artefacts in the museum and these are mainly labelled.The upper rooms are fairly empty but there are some good mosaics, wooden wall furniture and interesting wall sconces. When we approached a room attendant he was informative - we were in the throne room apparently - unfortunately we couldn't find attendants in several of the other... More

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Manchester
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

This is a must see! the Old Town is a maze of cobbled streets, some residential and lots with shops, bars and restaurants. The old walls and buildings are well worth a visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Old Athens town was another of our cruise stops. We really enjoyed a wander around the Palace, it's definitely worth the €6! We also payed the extra €2 to walk around the town walls, it was very hot but glad we did it. If you fancy the walls walk, pay for your ticket at the same time as you pay... More

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

the renovation is amazing. beautifully done with detail. you really feel the grandure of the day. also walk round the mote.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

I gave my review this title because somehow I was under the impression that this is part of the ancient greek history or at least goes back to the medieval times. It's not. It dates only back to the 18th century and Grand Masters actually refer to Italian people. (See Wiki.) Nevertheless, it's very impressive, has interesting exhibitions inside.

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Newcastle, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Several ground floor rooms display Ancient Greek antiquities which are quite extensive with many diferent pots and artefacts from across the centuries. These rooms also offer some comfort from the heat on a hot day. The first floor reached via an impressive stone staircase has displays from the medieval period. The building reconstruction by the Italiens for the Governor in... More

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