Description is available under license CC-BY-SA IGO 3.0 L'ordre des Hospitaliers de Saint-Jean-de-Jérusalem a occupé la ville de 1309 à 1523 et a entrepris de la transformer en place forte avant qu'elle ne passe successivement sous domination turque et italienne.La haute-ville est l'un des plus beaux ensembles urbains de la période gothique, avec le palais des Grands Maîtres, l'Hôpital et la rue des Chevaliers.
The lower town is almost as dense with monuments as the high town.
Criterion (iv): This cultural property is an outstanding example of an architectural ensemble which illustrates the significant period of history in which a military/hospital order founded during the Crusades survived in the eastern Mediterranean area in a context characterised by an obsessive fear of siege.
Rhodes is one of the most beautiful urban ensembles of the Gothic period.
In 1522, with a population of 5000, it had many churches, some of Byzantine construction.
Throughout the years, the number of palaces and charitable foundations multiplied in the south-southeast area: the Court of Commerce, the Archbishop’s Palace, the Hospice of St. Its history and development up to 1912 has resulted in the addition of valuable Islamic monuments, such as mosques, baths and houses.