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Rector's Palace, Dubrovnik
Categories: History Museums, Historic Sites, Museums, Tourist Spots
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 was worth visiting, though the best part for me was the exhibition of photos from the 1991/2 siege. I thought the 100 kuna entrance fee was a little steep, but found out later that the ticket als... read more »
A grand facade on the Pred Dvorom that suggests what much of Dubrovnik was like before the 1667 earthquake. Home for the ancient city’s premier resident, a role that passed to another on a monthly cyc... read more »
For me, the architecture of the palace was what was most special. The displays of art and artefacts were OK, but it was the exterior arches and the beautiful graceful staircase inside that I liked bes... read more »
A must see museum in Dubrovnik. Fascinating architecture, both outside and the courtyard inside. Filled with history of the old republic, as it was the site of the rulers of the old Republic of Ragusa (Dubrovacka Republika) during the middle ages and beyond. Site of some of the concerts and plays during the Dubrovnik Summer Festival, both inside in the inner cloister and outside. Do try and catch tickets to that if you are visiting at that time.
Excellent architecture and a great place for a concert. During the summer months, they stage concerts from the symphony inside the courtyard which has great acoustics. They pack people in including even the stairs, so try to get a nice reserved seat. Air flow isn't great, so sitting close to the door is also recommended. Amazing architecture both inside and out as this was the home of Dubrovnik's rulers through the Venetian rule in the medieval period.
The Rectors Palace in Dubrovnik is a very pretty building and is interesting to visit. The visitors experience could be better thought out and the English translated information is not well done.
Probably the best of the historic sights in the city, which is of course why they bundle it into a multi museum pass to encourage you to visit the rest. Still, it's worth a look around and has a fine selection of historic portraits, as well as some old coins, apothecary objects and other assorted bits from Dubrovnik's history
It is really storied building
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