Friday, 4 December 2009

GR493 - Medieval City of Rhodes (1988)

Brief Description

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.

罗得中世纪古城

1309至1523年,耶路撒冷的圣约翰骑士团占领了罗得 城,并开始将其建成要塞。这里随后又相继受到土耳其人和意大利人的统治。上城是最美丽的哥特式城市建筑群之一,有大长老宫殿、大医院和骑士街。下城不但有 哥特式建筑,也有清真寺、公共浴池及其他土耳其帝国时期的建筑。

Source UNESCO WH website http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/493

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