The Gates of Candia


Gate Bethlehem
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Gate Bethlehem is located on the western side of the Venetian Walls of Heraklion and was a military gate. It leads to the north low square of Bethlehem Bastion, where there were the cannons that protected the bastion of Pantocrator. The gate hosts cultural events and a summer cinema.

In recent years, the gate hosts the exhibition "El Greco - Return to Motherland", which consists mainly of costumes and objects used in the film El Greco of Yannis Smaragdis and is dedicated to the great Cretan painter El Greco. The report also includes reconstructed works of El Greco.

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Additional Info

  • Location: Heraklion Prefecture
  • Peak Period: Venetian Era (1204 AD - 1669 AD)
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