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Rector's Palace, Dubrovnik

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Rector's Palace showcases the glorious history of the Republic of Ragusa. The Gothic-Renaissance palace served as the seat of the Rector of the Republic between the 14th century and 1808. Since 1872 it has housed the Cultural History Museum. Enter the atrium and admire finely carved capitals and the ornate staircase. See the statue of Miho Pracat, the only commoner in the history of the Republic honored with a statue--thanks to the wealth he bequeathed to the Republic. Other fascinating sites include the rector's office, his private chambers, public halls, administrative offices, and a dungeon. Plan to visit Rector's Palace and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Dubrovnik attractions using our Dubrovnik itinerary maker.
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  • This site was undergoing Restoration during our visit. I was able to get whatever photos I could, but I was disappointed we couldn't get inside to take a better look!  more »
  • The palace of the ruler of Dubrovnik is a wonderful Gothic structure across from the cathedral. My favorite exhibit was the pair of bronze bell ringers (sculptures) from the 1470's. There was a nice s...  more »
  • Rectors Palace was closed for renovation during our Dubrovnik visit but the architecture is handsome, and this sight is on the path.  more »
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  • Nice place to walk around. Lots of restaurants to choose from but they are pricey compared to outside the city walls.
  • The Rector's Palace (Croatian: Knežev dvor) is a palace in the city of Dubrovnik that used to serve as the seat of the Rector of the Republic of Ragusa between the 14th century and 1808. It was also the seat of the Minor Council and the state administration. Furthermore, it housed an armoury, the powder magazine, the watch house and a prison.
  • Great palace inside the city walls. Old architecture well preserved and some information about the many fires & changes the city went through.
  • Some interesting furniture and decorative items. Have no idea why they don't allow photos without flash. Don't miss first floor rooms. Our tour guide skipped it but we went back before leaving. Museum ticket doesn't allow you to re enter same museum twice so do it all the first time.
  • Great building and a must to see, just don't miss coming inside and doing a tour. Don't miss the first floor rooms which are beautiful.