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Palace of Grand Master of Knights

Old CIty of Rhodes, Rhodes Town, Greece
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Ranked #4 of 18 Attractions in Rhodes Town
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Historic Sites
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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

Beautiful edifice and the walk around the walls should not be missed. Take some water and sunscreen!

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

Rhodes old town definitely worth a wander around but the Palace was a bit disappointing although at 6 Euros not expensive. Display area would have suited a museum - most items in glass cases. Furnished areas roped off and quite bare. All left us unmoved and disappointed as the building itself looks very promising from the outside.

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Melbourne, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

Unusual to see a quasi gothic castle on the island. Statuesque, almost monumental in its structure, it was one of the best-preserved architectural wonders of the medieval world. Loved it!

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Stirling, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

But don't expect to learn a huge amount more about the time of the Knights. Suggest you maybe invest in a guidebook and read up that stuff because you won't learn a great deal more here. An impressive building - well preserved. The historic exhibition told the story of day to day life in ancient Rhodes simply and well. The... More

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Trento, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

The building is worth a visit if you are in the surroundings. well kept for Greek standards. Interesting also from an historical point of view.

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Edmonton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

This is definitely a must see. Your 6 Euro entrance fee is worth every penny to visit this magnificent piece of history. Our first day in the "Old Town" was spent in this area and we took at least 3 hours to view everything displayed and the architecture.

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Fulton, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

Very crowded with 5 cruise ships in town but still worth a visit of this period of history appeals to you.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

It's a nice museum all in all. Kind of short for 6 euros entry fee. Too bad the explanations and details for the exhibits are quite limited. If there was an audio guide it would have been great, as the structure itself is a piece of history and every stone has something to tell.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

great building kept in the spirit of the Knights but that's where those looking for Hospitalar experience ends. Non of the rooms are set out as the Knight would have them, so a large slice of imagination is needed if one wants to think of Knight roaming through the rooms.

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Large, very well restored palace with some furniture and fittings. Lovely mosiacs and stonework. A lot of stairs so a problem if you have mobility issues. Architectually interesting, good value for money

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