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 during your Dubrovnik vacation using our convenient Dubrovnik trip planner .
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  • This is yet another beautiful building at the top of the Stratum, like the name suggests, previously used as the Rectors Palace. It is now used as a small museum, and also hosts the extremely moving M...  more »
  • The Rector's Palace is the former seat of Government. Magnificent and gorgeous to look at. If you have time, take a guided tour.
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  • For centuries the center of power of the small town of Ragusa. It now houses the City Museum, which lies along the Stradun, the main street of the city. Beautiful architecture and grandeur of the building.
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  • The Rector's Palace 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. The rector's palace was built in the Gothic style, but it also has Renaissance and Baroque elements, harmoniously combining these elements.
  • 3 stars only because it’s closed from Nov 21st 2017 to May 31st 2018 but there’s no announcements because there’s no official website, at least I can’t find it & closure information is not on general Dubrovnik info sites.
  • We visited here because it was included in the Dubrovnik card. There's a few different things to see in here, and the architecture is amazing, but many items and areas lacked explanations to make it interesting and relevant enough. We spent maybe 30 minutes in here. Perhaps could have been better as part of a guided tour.
  • one of the Museums with something actually in it. not heaps of things to look at but it's nicely presented and the architecture nice. worth it if you have free entry but not for the standard price
  • Monday: visited the Palace and Museum. Well organised and presented to get an impression of some of the figures of the Republic of Ragusa. And other things such as rooms, paintings, furniture, weapons, cutlery, ... Wednesday: attended a concert of the Dubrovnik Symphony Orchestra at the court. The concert and the atmosphere were excellent and very enjoyable.
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