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The video showing the damage to Dubrovnik in the 90's war is very worthwhile

Sponza Palace is located at the end of the main street (Stradun) to the left of the bell clock tower and near the statue of Roland/Orlando's Column and the Church of St. Blaise... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed July 3, 2015
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Bangkok, Thailand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

The Sponza Palace is standing at the main historical centre of the city. It was built in the 16th century. Its name 'sponza' comes from the Latin 'spongia' (a sponge). Because this is where all the rainwater was collected to go into the cistern to provide the city water. Its facade is particularly elegant. Note the wall painting on the... More 

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Vancouver
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 430 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

Sponza Palace is located at the end of the main street (Stradun) to the left of the bell clock tower and near the statue of Roland/Orlando's Column and the Church of St. Blaise. Sponza Palace stands out from the other surrounding buildings because of its arched loggia/covered porch and beautifully carved ornamentation over the upper Gothic windows....ie no green shutters... More 

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Columbia, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Avoid this place. I can not advise this strongly enough. The outside is beautiful but there is absolutely no need to pay the admission fee. I thought we would at least be able to go up a story or two to view the architecture but nope. All we were able to do was look at some really bad art on... More 

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Poulton Le Fylde, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

In a small room to the left of the entry are photographs of the men, many of them very young, who were killed in the 1991/2 war. They were displayed in a uniform way which somehow emphasised the individuality of the faces. There was also a film of still photographs of war events running on a continuous loop. Whilst we... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Tried twice to get in but both times the main rooms were closed to the public but having reading other tripadvisor reports it sounds like we were lucky! There was a small side room which was free to visit and was dedicated to the memory of the people who died in the war. We popped in but it is literally... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 153 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

It didn't look as though there was much to see in the palace but the memorial room to the 200 men who lost their lives in the not so distant conflict is worth visiting. It is free. Strange to think only 20 years ago. Very humbling. Photos in the ceiling arches are particularly poignant.

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London, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

i can only repeat what many other reviewers have already stated (and wish I had read them beforehand). The palace is 25 kuna to enter and there really is little to see. You can only access the ground floor which is a single courtyard and a few side rooms. There is (decent) art on the walls, but because each item... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Parts of this building are 25kn to enter, but the photographic exhibition on the ground floor is free and open until 10pm. This isn't made clear at all, it is only after dark where you feel you can freely wander into parts of the building without a ticket. It is a beautiful building to look at from the outside and... More 

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Aylesbury, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

There is very little to see here - one small memorial room with photos to the left as you enter should really be incorporated into one of the other museums on the homeland war and seems out of place here, and then the rest of the ground floor is hidden behind a screen. The nearby Rector's Palace (which has free... More 

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Budapest, Budapest, Hungary
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Except of visiting the Memorial Room of the Homeland War (which is very touching) it is absolutely worthless to see that palace. You can only visit the ground floor which looks great but shows nothing of the palace itself which I was curious about. Only few items of letters and that's it. It hasn't fulfilled my expectations. The admission is... More 

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