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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  • August 15, 2017
    This individual is the former Director of the city Governor, is the highest Director of copyright when time residence of the Governor, but now you've used to as a cultural historical Museum of obscurities, showed the kind of previous weapons, 壺 Money and ceramic collectibles. Need to pay for free into the vicinity of natural history museum.
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  • August 11, 2017
    Rector's Palace was undergoing renovation when we visited the Old City in late May. The front of the building has a nice design with intricate and individual carvings. There is protected seating where...  more »
  • August 11, 2017
    It was former Governor housing. Dating from 1435, a Renaissance loggia with Gothic Windows on the top floor. It houses the Museum of history through furniture, paintings by Venetian artists or coins. Other museums are included with the entry.
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  • May 19, 2017
    Nice place to walk around. Lots of restaurants to choose from but they are pricey compared to outside the city walls.
  • April 19, 2017
    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.
  • February 1, 2017
    Great palace inside the city walls. Old architecture well preserved and some information about the many fires & changes the city went through.
  • September 18, 2016
    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.
  • September 30, 2016
    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.

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