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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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Singapore, Singapore
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

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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10 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW 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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London, United Kingdom
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70 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014 NEW

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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538 helpful votes 538 helpful votes
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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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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113 helpful votes 113 helpful votes
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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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Great place to spend an hour or so in the very centre of the Old Town, pretty interesting exhibits across many rooms. If you have a Dubrovnik Card the admission price is included but I'm not sure I would pay for this separately if I did not have the card.

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Sutton Coldfield, United Kingdom
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153 helpful votes 153 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

I really enjoyed visiting this museum. The building itself is gorgeous. And there is an interesting mix of art and artefacts to view. When we visited there were several exhibitions that would be of specialist interest: - photo exhibition of pictures from the war. These were very powerful images. - small coin, silverware and armoury collection - exhibition dedicated to... More

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Ripon, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

The Rector’s Palace used to be the administrative centre of the Dubrovnik Republic. It was built in the late Gothic style with later additions. The Palace is now a museum housing a wide variety of cultural exhibits. We spent around an hour within the museum and found the building and exhibits quite fascinating but not particularly inspiring. Our visit was... More

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Stoke On Trent
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

The Rector's Palace is actually home to the Cultural History Museum. Pay 80kn for adults, which is less than £10 (and 25kn for students) and this gives you access to 9 museums and galleries over up to a 7 day period. We visited, over three days, 4 of these museums including the Ethnographic Museum, the House of Marin Drzic, the... More

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