Monday, 21 August 2017

Medieval City of Rhodes

Rhodes has been famous since antiquity because of the Colossus of Rhodes, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World

This postcard was sent from Poland by Boguslaw

The Order of St John of Jerusalem occupied Rhodes from 1309 to 1523 and set about transforming the city into a stronghold. It subsequently came under Turkish and Italian rule. With the Palace of the Grand Masters, the Great Hospital and the Street of the Knights, the Upper Town is one of the most beautiful urban ensembles of the Gothic period. In the Lower Town, Gothic architecture coexists with mosques, public baths and other buildings dating from the Ottoman period. - in:

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