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“a grand building for the masters”

Palace of the Grand Master of the Knights of Rhodes
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Ranked #5 of 117 things to do in Rhodes Town
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Reviewed March 9, 2014

a fantastic building architecturally and if you are like me and like the history of the Templars and Hospitallers it's a must see. The palace is a fantastic building but is pretty much empty of furnishings, there are some great mosaics on the floors and a few items of furniture scattered through the building. There are some plaques and information sheets but you really need a guide to make the place come alive. We visited in October and it was still fairly busy, if you are going to the old town it is worth spending a few hours in and around the palace area.

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Reviewed February 25, 2014

Amazing , beautiful and very interesting. The history is seeping throughout the walls it's like stepping back in time !

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Reviewed January 14, 2014

On the way inside, there are beautiful pictures with mosaic on floor. The place is on a hill and the museum is at the foot of the hill. You should go to Grand master first, down the slope and go to the museum next.

1  Thank Harempercussion
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Reviewed January 9, 2014

It took 4 hours to tour the whole complex and still there were some things left unexplored or insufficiently explored. Those high ceilings, thick walls, massive furniture, they all make me admire the builders much more than those who used to live there. You get a flier with basic facts but it is not enough in case you want to know more about each chamber or hall. What this place needs is a guide or several guides that would make the whole experience more enjoyable, it would be helpful to know more about some statues instead of looking them up on iPhone. There were some couples with private guides but they are very expensive to hire.

1  Thank selena36
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Reviewed December 20, 2013 via mobile



The palace is not what one might initially think of when visiting such a building. It's a large complex with very few furnishings. Each room has beautiful mosaics on the floors with plaques telling you where they originally came from.

Takes you back to a period where knights ruled, leisure was the order of the day, and grandeur was expected. During season guides are available otherwise ask tourist information for readings about the palace. Off season allows locals to give you history of the city and palace. Be aware that the palace does frown on non- guides providing information, but their stories are do fanciful.

Worth a visit in or out of season. Combine with a walk through the old town makes the picture complete.

1  Thank Patricia W
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