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Sponza Palace

Address: Dubrovnik, Croatia
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Ranked #50 of 68 Attractions in Dubrovnik
Type: Architectural Buildings, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Architectural Buildings, Sights & Landmarks
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London, United Kingdom
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102 reviews 102 reviews
17 attraction reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
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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London, United Kingdom
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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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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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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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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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