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Rector's Palace

Pred dvorom 1, Dubrovnik, Croatia
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Ranked #29 of 62 Attractions in Dubrovnik
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Type: History Museums, Historic Sites
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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94 reviews 94 reviews
67 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

In our travel guide, this was recommend as one of the top places to visit, but I did no way feel that this was the case. The entry fee wasn't included in the price of the Dubrovnik card (I really think it should be). That being said, I go on holiday to immerse myself in new cultures and visiting this... More

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Uk
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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Charged to go in and there really is not enough to see to warrant the charge. The church is unusual the rest is not particularly special.

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HK
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20 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

This is the place where a scene in The House of the Undying episode of Game of Thrones was shot, in which the Mother of Dragons stood at the bottom of the stairs and demanded ships from a lord in Qarth. Other than this, it's a small museum that doesn't really demand a lot of attention. You can finish visiting... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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21 reviews 21 reviews
17 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Pros: beautiful architectural style, a Game of Thrones filming location, some interesting information on Dubrovnik's history, good shelter in inclement weather as it is along the main thoroughfare of the city. Cons: small, overpriced, generally dull and limited information available on the exhibits.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 via mobile

Good place to go to hide from the rain for an hour. Interesting photos of Dubrovnik in 1991 in the basement area. At 80kn each I felt it was pretty expensive for what it was. Some of the photos and titles are on scrappy bits of paper and the furniture upstairs is simply described with not enough detail.

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Ottawa
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31 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

This was a fantastic night out. The owner of where we stayed recommended we come see his wife a violinist play. He suggested we buy standing seats (50 kuna - great deal) and then head up top to sit in the balcony. We had the best seats (not chairs but on the arch ledges) looking down on the orchestra and... More

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

As a monument there is a lot to recommend the Rector's Palace. Unfortunately few European countries "do" historical sites as well as in England - so no audio guide and limited information. However, most of the rooms had "notice boards" giving some historical context. As well as having information on Dubrovnik's pre-20th Century past, the Rector's palace also houses ad... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Architecturally one of the most attractive buildings in town with a careful blend of gothic, renaissance and baroque styles. The building was twice destroyed by gunpowder stored in the basement. The façade is an attractive shady colonnade with stone benches. Another highlight is the atrium inside, which now hosts concerts. It is 80kn entry but the ticket gets you into... More

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Bristol
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

I really rather liked wandering around this place - the architecture is as interesting as the history of the place and the exhibits are varied and worth wandering around. Lovely!

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 via mobile

Definitely worth the fee to check out this palace. Some rooms have been done up in the style they would have been in the 17c. Others are more like museum rooms. Interesting structure and view into the political structure of this city state. Don't forget to clamber into the gaol and sit there and think of your crimes.

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