Sponza Palace, Dubrovnik

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  • August 7, 2017
    A stone's throw from the Church of St Vlaho on the square Puddle (Luža) I admired another architectural must see Dubrovnik-Sponza Palace (Palaca are Sponza). Some researchers claim that this magnificent building as though embodies certain trade spirit of Dubrovnik, thereby underlining his wealth and culture passed by visual perception of luxurious Palace with its impressive façade. Sponza Palace built in 1516-1521 under the project of the very talented engineer and architect of the Dubrovnik Republic Most Milichevicha (Paskoje Milicevic), managed to harmoniously combine in the current construction of Gothic and early Renaissance styles. Just one look at the façade of the Palace, to come to the conclusion that the wizard still failed the successful implementation of the expressive possibilities of different styles in an extremely harmonious architecture of the building, resembling a stone lace. Throughout its history, the Palace has survived a lot of interesting and sometimes not the most cheerful events (it is enough to remember that in this building, according to some researchers, the French Marshal Auguste Frédéric Louis Viess de Marmonom, Duke of Raguzskim, it was decided to eliminate the Republican form of Government in Dubrovnik). Prince residence, Treasury, customs, education, mint, Bank, archive-through all these "hypostasis" was for a long time its existence Sponza Palace. And now it pleases our brother-tourist unswerving beauty (and the ability to escape briefly from the burning rays of the Sun dalmackogo in the shadow of its Colonnade).
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  • July 30, 2017
    Not a lot to see, ancient building and good historical setting. Good to learn about the local history of the building. I enjoyed this little oasis.  more »
  • July 15, 2017
    Our son was married in this glorious little palace in June and it;'s hard to imagine a more romantic setting . Venture inside - it's small but perfectly formed - to take in the gothic and rennaissance...  more »
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  • April 19, 2017
    The Sponza Palace (Croatian: Palača Sponza), also called Divona (from dogana, customs), is a 16th-century palace in Dubrovnik. The palace has served a variety of public functions, including as a customs office and bonded warehouse, mint, armoury, treasury, bank and school. The palace is now home to the city archives, which hold documents dating back to the 12th century.
  • May 10, 2017
    Too touristic. But nice design
  • September 27, 2016
    Great views all around. Lovely relaxed atmosphere. I would go again.
  • September 10, 2016
    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.
  • March 22, 2017
    Beautiful place as whole Old town in Dubrovnik.

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One of Croatia's major tourist destinations, Dubrovnik remains one of the most expensive cities in the country, especially if you wish to stay in the old town at peak season. You can choose from upscale hotel rooms just east of the old town, but for budget-friendly beds you may have to go as far as the outskirts of town. Many locals rent small rooms in their private homes, so look for rental signs in windows or check with the city's tourist office.
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