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Sponza Palace, Dubrovnik

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  • Facing an Luger Plaza being built. Customs and product inspection center was built in the 16th century. After that was used as the Mint Bureau, Ministry of finance and Treasury. Now the Archivo, and on the 3rd floor are fitted with a statue of the Patron Saint Saint velho.
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  • Visited on 16 Nov. A 16th century building. What we liked was the meaningful inscription on the wall, "Falsifying and cheating with the weights is forbidden. While I am weighing the goods, God is meas...  more »
  • It is a fusion of styles, Gothic and Renaissance. It was the place where is collecting rainwater, hence its name. It originally functioned as a custom but then it was a store, a Bank, a school. But more important was when here passed all the goods that came and went. Even it was Mint. Today is the archive of the city. The entrance costs about 2 euros.
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  • Magnificent Sponza or Divona Palace was built between 1516 and 1522 in a mixed Gothic and Renaissance style, typical for 15th & 16th c. Dubrovnik (architect Pasko Miličević from Dubrovnik, sculptures by Andrijić brothers from Korčula). During the pariod of the independent Republic of Dubrovnik/Ragusa, it served as customs office, mint, treasury, school etc. Today it is seat of the Dubrovnik Archive (Dubrovnik Department of Croatian National Archives), one of the most important places for the study of medieval and early modern history of Croatia, Europe, Mediterranian countries and the Ottoman Empire, in addition to the study of Dubrovnik history, with the oldest manuscript from 1022 (Papal bull by pope Benedict VIII to Archbishop Vitalis of Ragusa/Dubrovnik).
  • This Palace was the liveliest commercial centre of the City, and in the 17th century it became the meeting place of members of the Academy of the Learned, who used to discuss literature, arts and science.
  • Great views all around. Lovely relaxed atmosphere. I would go again.
  • Fantastic palace! Words can't describe. I love this city.
  • A spectacular gothic-renesance palace in the center of the Old Town. Housed a number of different government offices and institutions throughout the centuries including a customs house, treasury and others. Close to a number of other historic sites in the center of Old Town like the Rectors Palace and the Church of Saint Blaise, so convenient to visit. Well worth the effort.