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A small gem

This place, at the top the Old Town in an enclosed courtyard which it shares with a restaurant, is... read more

Reviewed 12 December 2017
Manchester, United Kingdom
Well worth a visit

This Muslim library, opposite one of the dis-used mosques in Rhodes Town, is like a time capsule of... read more

Reviewed 8 October 2017
London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 12 December 2017

This place, at the top the Old Town in an enclosed courtyard which it shares with a restaurant, is certainly worth half an hour. It has delicate 18th C architecture and some amazing documents on display and emphasises for how long Rhodes was under Moslem...More

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Reviewed 8 October 2017

This Muslim library, opposite one of the dis-used mosques in Rhodes Town, is like a time capsule of the period of Ottoman rule. It is old-fashioned in style and presentation, and in some ways better for it. The building and grounds are very pleasant.

1  Thank ADPRM
Reviewed 31 August 2017 via mobile

A quiet place amidst all the noise and crowd of tourists in the heart of the old town. The library houses a heritage of Ottoman books and some stone carvings in Turkish and Persian. A should-be-seen place!

Thank momeeted
Reviewed 2 April 2017

Free entrance to visit the beautiful, pebble, front yard of the building and the room before the library which is very nice decorated. I could only steal a glance of the inner room by looking through the closed glass window but it's OK for a...More

1  Thank erijon
Reviewed 10 October 2016

The library is located near the Suleiman Mosque and was founded in 1793. Although you can only visit the front room, you can see a collection of rare manuscripts and scrolls. One of the most important ones is the one that describes the siege and...More

Thank ITRT
Reviewed 28 October 2015

The Library is one of the real Ottoman heritages demonstrated in the building and contents. It was founded in 1793. We couldn’t visit the main Library room; but the lobby contains a lot of Muslim manuscripts hard copies and in digital format in Arabic and...More

Thank Issa N
Reviewed 18 October 2015

I was walking toward the main square where the mosque was and I ran into the Hafiz Ahmet Aga Library. I went inside and was amazed. There aren't a lot of Ottoman buildings and cultural significant things on the island but this is definitely one...More

Thank GZCS
Reviewed 14 October 2015

Hafiz Ahmed Agha Library is a unique witness. Little more than two centuries this library was established by Hafiz Ahmed Agha. More than eight hundred books mostly in Arabic describing different aspects of holy Kuran and life late eighteen century. Unfortunately, no books could be...More

Thank Bashar K
Reviewed 14 September 2015

I loved this library and what was there was interesting but there wasn't really that much to see. The surrounding garden was beautiful and since it was free there was nothing to complain about. Perfect for a few minutes visit.

Thank Marmitelover88
Reviewed 18 July 2015

Hafiz Ahmed Agha Library іs аn important historic Ottoman building іn the medieval city оf Rhodes іn Greece, а UNESCO World Heritage Site. The library wаs founded by Hafiz Ahmed Agha іn 1793.

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