The palace of the Grand Master, behind the gate d' Amboise and the ditch of the Medieval town of Rhodes island, Greece

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The most impressive gate of the Medieval town of Rhodes from a military viewpoint is no doubt that built by Grand Master Emery d'Amboise: it was completed in 1512: the access was protected by two massive round towers clearly designed to withstand the Ottoman cannon. If the enemy had managed to make his way through the gate still he would not have gained access to the town; this because d'Amboise modified the design of the walls so that there were three other gates between the external gate and the town. For this reason the Ottomans called the overall system of gates Egri Kapi (Twisted Gate)
Location: Medieval town of Rhodes, Dodecanese, Greece, Europe