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Rector's Palace

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Address: Pred Dvorom 1, Dubrovnik 20000, Croatia
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+385 20 321 437
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The building had been reconstructed several times by different architects over different periods of time due to damages by earthquakes, fires, explosions etc and thus it is a... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Ricky Y
Hong Kong, China
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Espoo, Finland
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68 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The museum in the Rector's palace was supposed to be one of our top places to visit and the 3-day Dubrovnik card included a free entrance but it was closed due to renovation. Maybe next time.

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Lille, France
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2 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Closed because of restauration so we were disappointed. It's the only museum who seemed to be very interesting.

Thank Titsuko
Bodicote, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We couldn't get in as closed for refurb, but outside architecture is good to see, it is very clean and been well looked after all these years.

Thank Kevin T
Yorkshire, England
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lovely to look at, but unfortunately closed for renovations - got some lovely night photos of the building though and a bride was having wedding photos taken there. Expect it will be stunning when it reopens.

Thank Jabaxse
Hong Kong, China
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 226 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The building had been reconstructed several times by different architects over different periods of time due to damages by earthquakes, fires, explosions etc and thus it is a mixture of the Gothic, Rennaissance and Baroque styles. It is now the home of the history department of the Dubrovnik Museum.

Thank Ricky Y
Brighton, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 28 March 2017 via mobile

This amazing historic building is very attractive from the outside. It has a very impressive courtyard and interesting dungeons. Great part of the building is a museum. On the first floor the exhibits are rather average. To be honest, I expected much more. The temperature was very high in the exhibition room, because of open windows and no air-condition.No photos... More 

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Washington, DC
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Reviewed 14 March 2017

We didn't know that this place is closed for renovations until May. It is part of the Dubrovnik Card. We should have gotten a discount for not being able to see it!

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Vienna, Austria
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 February 2017

Its one of many attractions on Dubrovnik. If you visited Greece islands and Malta, you will not be impressed.

Thank Ren S
Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 January 2017

The Rector's Palace is a museum with lots of period items to see. It's also a beautiful building inside and out.

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Reviewed 18 December 2016 via mobile

Interesting and tumultuous history. It served many purposes as the administrative centre and prison, the courthouse and the rector 's private quarters while in office. There's an interesting exhibition of chests and locks at the basement.

Thank eleniaggeliki

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