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Sponza Palace

Dubrovnik, Croatia
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Ranked #50 of 60 attractions in Dubrovnik
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Type: Architectural Buildings
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London, United Kingdom
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136 reviews 136 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2013

We paid entrance tickets of 15 kuna each and when we got inside the palace I felt a bit lost - we didn’t know what exactly we were going to see. However, I was grateful that we entered the palace as we encountered the Memorial Room of the Defenders of Dubrovnik. The heartbreaking collection of photos of all young people... More

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Bury St. Edmunds, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2013

I was drawn into the Sponza Palace by the advertised exhibition for the artist, Tomislav Ivanisin, showcasing some locally-inspired paintings. The artwork was stunning, pictures alive with various shades of green, luscious landscapes and beautiful azure seascapes. Just seeing these fantastic paintings was well worth the small entry fee. However without this temporary exhibition, there really isn't much to occupy... More

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New York City, New York
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96 reviews 96 reviews
37 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2012

there is nothing to see! they dont let you physicaly into the palace. you get to go into the memorial room which in itself is touching and worth while but i wanted to see a palace!! go see the rector palace. they let you in and its stunning!

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Los Angeles, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2012

As we were about to pay money to enter into this palace, the docent suggested we look at the pictures because that was a representation of everything that was within the palace. That said, the pictures didn't look like much so we decided to save our money and go on the cable car instead which was extremely worth it!

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Powys
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2012

Sorry but there is nothing worth seeing in this building, save your money! Stick to admiring it from outside. All that was on show was treaty after treaty from over the centuries very boring

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2012

A truly beautiful venue for my son's wedding. The courtyard remained cool when it was baking outside and provided a most elegant and atmospheric backdrop to a wonderful ceremony

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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7 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2012 via mobile

This is certainly not worth a visit as a paid for attraction even at the K30 charged it s not value for money and dull. The best architecture is the front which can be viewed free!

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Canandaigua, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2011

This place has some interesting architecture and also has the entrance to the Defenders of Dubrovnik room (which IS worth seeing). Note that Maro and Baro, the "Green Men", used to be housed here, but are now in the Rector's Palace. Sponza Palace is used for a wide variety of purposes - over the few months we've been in Dubrovnik,... More

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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42 reviews 42 reviews
20 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2010

This former palace has only opened the ground floor to the public. The displays are very shabby and entry's not included in the Dubrovnik Card. Not sure it was worth the 25 kuna...

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Jönköping
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2008

The palace is quite beautiful and you can read about famous residents of Dubrovnik. There is however little else to do, so you would simply have a look along with the rest of the scenic walk around the old town.

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