The Palace of the Grand Master, the most significant monument of the time of sovereignty of the Order of the Knights of St. John on the island of Rhodes, appears impressive and imposing as you walk up the Street of the Knights in the Medieval Town of Rhodes.
Built in a position below the Acropolis of Ancient Rhodes, the original site of the temple of the God of Sun, the palace was created in the 14th century by the Knights of St. John as the residence of the Grand Master and the administrative center of the town, simultaneously.
The palace was destroyed in 1856 after a powerful explosion of gunpowder and was reconstructed in 1940 by the Italians. The colony followed the original plans and it became the headquarters and residence of the Italian commander.
The mosaics, medieval furniture, columns and capitals, mirrors and paintings are of particular interest.