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Rector's Palace

Pred dvorom 1, Dubrovnik, Croatia
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Ranked #27 of 61 attractions in Dubrovnik
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Type: History Museums, Historic Sites
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21 reviews 21 reviews
3 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

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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Leeds
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11 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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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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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7 attraction reviews
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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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