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Rector's Palace

Pred dvorom 1, Dubrovnik, Croatia
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Ranked #29 of 61 attractions in Dubrovnik
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Type: History Museums, Historic Sites
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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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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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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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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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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

We thought it would be an interesting historical site but it turned out to be a lame, boring and pointless place. Its a waste of time and a waste of money... OVERPRICED!!!! You should head straight to the beach and skip this "palace".

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

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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