A Trip to the Hospice of St. Catherine in Old Town Rhodes

Located in the old Rhodes Town, the Hospice of St. Catherine was developed in 1391-1392 under the supervision of grand master Heredia, by the Italian Domenico d’Allemagna who was the admiral of the Order of the Knights of St. John (Knights Hospitaller).

According to the foundation charter of the Hospice (1391) it was established near the walls that lead to the Gate of St. Catherine (1465). It is indeed an eye catching antique Rhodes accommodation, which contains the coats of arms of 1516.

This antique Rhodes accommodation which is commonly known as Hospice was solely set up for distinguished guests of the Order that have been used by them from 1394-95. This highly luxurious Rhodes accommodation according to the traveler ‘Niccole de Martoni’ is a highly beautiful infrastructure with a wide range of splendid rooms with unique beds.

It was enjoyed to the maximum extent by the local aristocracy of that period. The infrastructure of this highly attractive hospice of the aristocracy of the ancient times is quite interesting as it carries a central hub along with the axis of the square. It assembles almost all the business related activities of the town.

The Hospice of St. Catherine was basically meant to build in such a way that the officials and guests of the Knights could feel at home in this Rhodes Accommodation during their stay in Rhodes. At the time of cordoning the town by the Ottomans in 1480 and then by the jolts of earthquake in 1481, the infrastructure was highly damaged. After that, it was under the process of rebuilding till 1516.

Later on, the eastern part of Hospice was highly damaged by the Allied bombing during Second World War in 1944. Many other events took place after that and in 1986, the Hospice and 20 other buildings and state owned properties were handed over to the reinstatement plan of the Office of the Medieval Town (founded in October 1985).

The restoration of the infrastructure in the next ten years was indeed an intricate process which involved a number of factors including accommodation of hitherto within the Hospice (1985 to 1995), archaeological probing of the location (1987 to 1993), urgent rescue measures and lot more.

After a long struggle, the Hospice was rebuilt again in such a beautiful way that it attracts the attention of the visitors. Nowadays; a wide range of people from different races, origins, ethnicities, and around the globe come and visit this archaeological site to make their Rhodes Holidays an outstanding memory.

If you ever happen to visit Rhodes (Greece) for your vacations then you must pay a visit to Hospice of St. Catherine. You will for sure enjoy your trip as the people did who visited this site earlier. The concerned authorities have renovated this place in such a way that you won’t forget your visit here.

Old Town carries a wide range of Rhodes Accommodations on reasonable prices. Domus Studios Rhodes situated 30m from clock Tower provides comfortable stay in Rhodes Old Town.

Plan your upcoming vacations on the Island Rhodes. Get Rhodes accommodation (

Located in the old Rhodes Town, the Hospice of St. Catherine was developed in 1391-1392 under the supervision of grand master Heredia, by the Italian Domenico d’Allemagna who was the admiral of the Order of the Knights of St. John (Knights Hospitaller).

According to the foundation charter of the Hospice (1391) it was established near the walls that lead to the Gate of St. Catherine (1465). It is indeed an eye catching antique Rhodes accommodation, which contains the coats of arms of 1516.

This antique Rhodes accommodation which is commonly known as Hospice was solely set up for distinguished guests of the Order that have been used by them from 1394-95. This highly luxurious Rhodes accommodation according to the traveler ‘Niccole de Martoni’ is a highly beautiful infrastructure with a wide range of splendid rooms with unique beds.

It was enjoyed to the maximum extent by the local aristocracy of that period. The infrastructure of this highly attractive hospice of the aristocracy of the ancient times is quite interesting as it carries a central hub along with the axis of the square. It assembles almost all the business related activities of the town.

The Hospice of St. Catherine was basically meant to build in such a way that the officials and guests of the Knights could feel at home in this Rhodes Accommodation during their stay in Rhodes. At the time of cordoning the town by the Ottomans in 1480 and then by the jolts of earthquake in 1481, the infrastructure was highly damaged. After that, it was under the process of rebuilding till 1516.

Later on, the eastern part of Hospice was highly damaged by the Allied bombing during Second World War in 1944. Many other events took place after that and in 1986, the Hospice and 20 other buildings and state owned properties were handed over to the reinstatement plan of the Office of the Medieval Town (founded in October 1985).

The restoration of the infrastructure in the next ten years was indeed an intricate process which involved a number of factors including accommodation of hitherto within the Hospice (1985 to 1995), archaeological probing of the location (1987 to 1993), urgent rescue measures and lot more.

After a long struggle, the Hospice was rebuilt again in such a beautiful way that it attracts the attention of the visitors. Nowadays; a wide range of people from different races, origins, ethnicities, and around the globe come and visit this archaeological site to make their Rhodes Holidays an outstanding memory.

If you ever happen to visit Rhodes (Greece) for your vacations then you must pay a visit to Hospice of St. Catherine. You will for sure enjoy your trip as the people did who visited this site earlier. The concerned authorities have renovated this place in such a way that you won’t forget your visit here.

Old Town carries a wide range of Rhodes Accommodations on reasonable prices. Domus Studios Rhodes situated 30m from clock Tower provides comfortable stay in Rhodes Old Town.

Plan your upcoming vacations on the Island Rhodes. Get Rhodes accommodation in the Rhodes Town Hotels to entertain you with all the luxurious facilities.

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