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Rector's Palace

Pred dvorom 1, Dubrovnik, Croatia
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Ranked #26 of 60 attractions in Dubrovnik
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Type: History Museums, Historic Sites
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17 reviews 17 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

We attended as part of the attractions included on the Dubrovnik card and felt the visit very worthwhile. Some interesting artefacts and fabulous art - we are not art experts but marvelled at the collection - our 10 year old found the subject matter of many paintings a little serious and religious - but these items date back hundreds of... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Lots of different exhibitions within the palace. Beautiful architecture and Renaissance paintings. 80kn per adult and was worth the pennies. Would recommend

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Moscow, Russia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

The building it's nice, but it's much better to visit it with the occasion of a concert: Dubrovnick Simphony Orchestra for instance). Guidebooks say you can buy ticket 1 hour proir the concert at the entrance, but be sure to make a reservation: just come any other evening before and reserve the seats). Otherwise no chance =)

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Interesting place but not worth spending a whole lot of time here. Plenty of other things to see and spend time on.

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London
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

One of the other TA reviewers described the Rector's Palace as like a mini Doge's Palace in Venice. I would agree with this, but it is not a patch on the Doge's Palace, there really is not much to see here and I didn't think it was worth the entrance fee.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

I enjoyed walking through the Rector's Palace, but it was not the most enjoyable thing that I did. Some of the exhibits they had were interesting, particularly the one that held pictures from the Croatian War of Independence.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

A lovely building with extraordinary carvings on it's entrance pillars and a beautiful atrium and stairway (I heard Julian Bream play there in 1980 and was devastated when it was damaged in the 1991 bombardment), some lovely furniture and interesting paintings - not much commentary but you don't reall need it.

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Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

The building was fantastic, with an interesting museum, fabulous antiques and paintings. On our way out we spotted someone emerging from a small door hidden away in a corner. This turned out to lead to a small collection of photographs of Dubrovnik during the conflict. These were fascinating but could easily be missed,

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Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

There are so many wonderful things to see and do in Dubrovnik that this museum just felt like a bit of a let down. The building is very beautiful but the artifacts in it are not altogether that interesting and without a guide you may not be exactly sure how what you are looking at connects to anything to so... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

Stroll between the different rooms and see the various facets of the city's unique history. You could see items for ancient times all the way through to modern history, with a shivering photo exhibition of Dubrovnik plight during the Croatian war of independence in the early 1990's. This wouldn't be the first item on my recommendations list in Dubrovnik, but... More

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