Moslem estate of Mourat Reis « Πολιτιστικός και Ιστορικός Ξεναγός Δήμου Ρόδου

Moslem estate of Mourat Reis


    On the harbour of Mandraki and the Kountourioti Square stands the Moslem Estate of Mourat Reis, named after the famous admiral of the ottoman fleet , who died during the ottoman siege of Rhodes in 1522 and was buried here. The group of buildings consists of the mausoleum, the mosque with its minaret, a fountain, the buildings of its lodgings- built during 1700 and 1925 – and a Moslem cemetery, containing two hundred graves and eight mausoleums. All the inscriptions of the graves have been documented by a specialist in ottoman language and culture.
    The cemetery was used even before the ottoman conquest, while the byzantine temple of St Antony was situated in the area. The modern façade of the estate is due to the Italian intervention of 1926.
    The buildings of the lodgings are granted to the Municipality of Rhodes for restoration and usage, while the mausoleum and the cemetery are open to the public.

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