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Memorial Room of the Defenders of Dubrovnik

Old Town Sponza Palace, Dubrovnik, Croatia
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Convenient, And Insightful

This is an easy, no charge stop in the old town. It does give you some insight into the war that... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Las Cruces, New Mexico
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The saddest room I've ever visited

Really makes you realise what went on so many young people killed. No hype and no propaganda... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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Old Town Sponza Palace, Dubrovnik, Croatia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is an easy, no charge stop in the old town. It does give you some insight into the war that happened less than 30 years ago. While the exhibition is very small and simple, it is impactful. I can recommend this museum and would...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Really makes you realise what went on so many young people killed. No hype and no propaganda. Admission is free but be prepared to be deeply moved

1  Thank manxiesabroad
Reviewed 24 August 2017

This Memorial Room is only very small but it is deeply moving & thought provoking. It simply shows photographs of those who lost their lives defending the city, along with a TV showing images of the war in the city, and some writing setting out...More

1  Thank Beaker1883
Reviewed 10 August 2017

this is a heartfelt exhibit, easy to miss, easy to see, it is right off the main square by the clock tower, across from St Blaise. Its worth a stop. It lists the names and photos of all the citizens who died during the Serbian...More

1  Thank ItsMyScreenName
Reviewed 3 August 2017

Take the time to understand the history of Dubrovnik and Yugoslovia. This will make the Memorial room even more special. .

Thank Nick B
Reviewed 26 July 2017

Exhibit shows the men who died in the war along with photos of the devastation in Dubrovnik and Bosanka. A real reminder that war is always with us and not something that happened years and years ago.

Thank Judy B
Reviewed 18 July 2017 via mobile

Simple concept and premise they is very moving. As someone who was a child when the war took place of brought back memories of the news and imagery. Sad to look into the eyes of all the men who died. Small and simple exhibition but...More

Thank Sarah D
Reviewed 4 July 2017

Memorial room of defenders is located in old town of Dubrovnik. It does not have any fee so the entry is totally free. Two rooms have items and remnants that remind of the struggle in the 1990s Civil War, including pictures of young people who...More

1  Thank Anssi P
Reviewed 28 June 2017

A first-hand reminder of the dread of civil war. It is uplifting because it also reminds us of the tenacity of people to withstand evil and rise to re-build their city.

Thank StravaG71
Reviewed 20 June 2017

Located in the sponza palace, the one room museum is dedicated to the defenders and fallen heros of Dubrovnik.. The photos depict what a waste of young lives.... Sad..

2  Thank alisdair t
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