Archaeological Museum of Rhodes (Hospital of the Knights), Rhodes Town

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Housed in a medieval building, Archaeological Museum of Rhodes (Hospital of the Knights) displays artifacts excavated from Rhodes and nearby islands, such as vases, figurines, tomb groups, mosaic floors, and funerary slabs dating from Geometric and Roman times to the Hellenistic period. Grand Master de Lastic began constructing the museum’s building, the Hospital of the Knights, in 1440; it was finished in 1948 under Grand Master d’Aubusson. To visit Archaeological Museum of Rhodes (Hospital of the Knights) on your trip to Rhodes Town, use our Rhodes Town online trip builder .
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  • Impressive building, which functioned as a hospital at the time of the Knights Striking ancient Gallery on the 1st floor, but what impressed us was the gardens with the famous mosaics
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  • Is a lovely Museum and maintained with care, I thoroughly enjoyed the indoor area and outdoor gardens that are kept with care, in the halls you could admire antique furniture and beautiful statues including playback of Laoconte, that alone is worth the pr price of the ticket, really seemed to take a step back in time.
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  • I have to go regardless of reason here. All artifacts are guarded and closely is a deep well of history witness in person she's taking. Is there anything I should know; don't don't buy door entry ticket. 3-4 site for bulk tickets were made and the price is very affordable. Other sites are also a great advantage and you will be able to you is necessarily. Archaelogical Museum then surely relax and dive into thoughts about what you see.
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  • Great collection of rich finds from a long time ago. Beautifully laid out in a very historical setting, the hospital of the knights of St John. Additionally there is a courtyard and a garden, also outfitted with lots of objects. You can easily spend some hours here.
  • Fabulous museum! If you use your student card if you have one it is free entry too! Very hot inside but well worth it even in August!
  • Very nice collection! Wide selection of all eras... personally i would prefer if the signs were clearer and the rotation of the visitor in the museum more cohesive.
  • This museum is great! It covers the fascinating history and culture of Rhodes beginning in Paleolithic times onward through the centuries. The exhibits are housed inside castle rooms as well as outside in the lush and beautiful gardens. Along with the expected statuary, ceramics, and architecture, you will find panoramic exhibits, enormous mosaics, restored buildings and rooms, graves stones, and more. The Marine Venus mentioned in Lawrence Durrell's book, "Reflections on a Marine Venus" is housed here. She is truly lovely, the softest looking piece of marble I have ever seen.
  • Probably the nicest museum in the entire island. The entrance is not too pricy - €6 for adults and free tickets for students. Inside there's a haul of things to see, most of which are well kept but unfortunately a lot of the side rooms are inaccessible.

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