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Governor's Palace, Rhodes

The former Governor's Palace, now used as the the Building of the Prefecture, It is one of the most considerable buildings constructed on Rhodes during the Italian occupation of the island. It is a combination of many different architectural styles and its arrangement strongly resembles the Palace of the Duces in Venice.

It is one of the most important buildings of the Italian period in Rhodes, which today houses the Prefecture of the Dodecanese, on the beach of Mandraki in Rhodes Town. It was built around 1927 by architect Florestano Di Fausto, chief architect of governor Mario Lago and creator of many major public buildings, urban planning and restoration work, etc.

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It is an imposing two-story building, built to the dominant system of the time, stonework and reinforced concrete. The ground plan is surrounded by a covered gallery at the height of the road. Morphologicaly the building comes from the "Palazzo Ducale; Venice. It has complicated decorative lined red stone on the eastern side, while the west is decorated by massive stone masonry.

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The Governor's Palace in Rhodes is the best preserved example of eclecticism, by which was governed by Di Fausto. It is one of the most remarkable buildings of the Italian Dodecanese, and since it located on the entrance of the yacht harbour, it is one of the first impressions that the city visitor has upon arriving by the sea.

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