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Rector's Palace

Pred dvorom 1, Dubrovnik, Croatia
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Ranked #27 of 63 attractions in Dubrovnik
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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Type: History Museums, Historic Sites
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Purley, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW via mobile

Quite a range of items are held here which makes it all the more interesting. The collection includes paintings, furniture, weapons, clothing, coins, lots of sedan chairs, jewellery, etc. Favourite bits were the ridiculously large guns and equally large money chests and the prison cell!

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Oslo, Norway
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

A nice building, sure enough. Some interesting historical items. Some stylish old rooms, furniture and artwork. Also some interesting photos from the war. We bought a ticket just for this, which is not really that good value at all (though it also includes entrance to the maritime museum and ethographic museum, which we didn't get to do in our limited... More

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London, United Kingdom
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111 helpful votes 111 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

This was a pretty palace with some interesting artefacts to see. It doesn't take too long to view but well worth a visit. The most interesting part was the war photos which show how Dubrovnik looked during the war in the 90s. Incredible how much it's changed in a relatively short period of time.

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NJ
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2013

This museum/palace is pretty small and everything can be viewed in less than a hour. There are a few interesting items: the piano forte with black keys, the Murano chandelier, some of the vases, the Venetian coaches that carried people and the safe boxes on the first floor. Historically it is an interesting building because the elected rector lived in... More

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2013

The palace itself is small, but interesting to see. I felt that there wasn't really a lot to see, and we only spent about 45 minutes there - however it is part of the city so we felt that we needed to see it.

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New Orleans
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2013

Term limits were apparently invented in Dubrovnik: the rector (kind of the mayor or governor of the city) was elected from the upper crust of the population for a one-month term. He could not live at home, or even be visited by his family, during his term, but he did get to live in the palace. Miraculously intact despite the... More

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SINGAPORE
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57 reviews 57 reviews
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129 helpful votes 129 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2013

If you plan to visit any attraction in Dubrovnik, the City Wall + Rector's Palace is good enough. Rector's Palace is a small little palace turned into a museum. The architecture is interesting especially the staircase with the hand on it & the dungeon that was exhibiting the Dubrovnik war time photos. There are 2 floors with several rooms showing... More

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California
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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2013

We enjoyed visiting the Rector's Palace in Dubrovnik. The rooms, the art, artifacts and the building itself provided an interesting backdrop and historical orientation to the city. I enjoyed the earthquake simulation which showed the town as it was in 1667 on the day of the massive earthquake...as well as the rebuilding. We enjoyed seeing the bell tower strikers, the... More

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Athens, Greece
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2013

Very nice buiiding and with big history.The most important to me is that the Rector was elected for one month term and was't alound to exit his office exept of city siege or special religious celebrations.ONE MONTH.Thats Democracy

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Toronto, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

If you've visited a number of palaces in other cities you may be a little disappointed by this one. I'm not sure if some of the rooms were closed, but I didn't feel like there was much to see. I went through this quite quickly (around 25 minutes) and didn't feel it was that impressive. It's probably worth seeing to... More

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