Bishop’s Palace

The Bishop’s Palace is a building inside the Fortezza Fortress in Rethymno prefecture. Locating south of the Mosque of Ibrahim Khan it is believed to be the Bishop’s Palace because of its proximity to the mosque that was a cathedral of St. Nicholas during the Venetian rule. However, the references to the palace are limited; therefore, its identification is difficult.

The cement screen on the east side of the building, dating to the World War II, leads to the room, where Cretan resistance fighters were imprisoned and executed by the Nazis.

The Bishop’s Palace consists of two buildings, of which the largest is a united space, covered with arches, while the smallest was added later.

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