Memorial Room of the Defenders of Dubrovnik

Memorial Room of the Defenders of Dubrovnik

Memorial Room of the Defenders of Dubrovnik
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zuv
Bucharest, Romania35,234 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022
A small exhibition hosted by the Sponza Palace. I realize that for Croatians and especially for those who have lost someone in the family, it has a special significance, but for a tourist it isn't something very spectacular. You need a maximum of 10 minutes to visit it.
Written August 15, 2022
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dese2
Auburn, NY3,257 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
We visited this small memorial just inside the Sponza Palace. There are photos of the many young men who died defending their homeland - The Croation War of Independance.
There was no charge when we were there. Some war artifacts were on display in addition to the many photographs.
Written November 27, 2023
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Steve C
Dronfield, UK155 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2016 • Couples
We visited the Memorial Room of the Defenders of Dubrovnik, and were extremely moved by the sacrifice of such young brave men. The video of the effects of the cruel bombardment of Dubrovnik will live with us for some time. It is a 'must visit'. Please do.
Written October 20, 2016
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retireeVancouver
Vancouver, Canada1,829 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2015 • Couples
I wanted to see information about the 90's war and how Dubrovnik was affected. The video that was showing in the War Memorial Room to the left as I entered Sponza Palace satisfied my curiosity. The display in this one room, which also included rows of black and white pictures of young Dubrovnik men who were killed in the siege, is free and not to be confused with the admission (25 kuna) that is charged to see the art exhibition on the right side of the entry. The video showed pictures of the damage done to Dubrovnik homes, churches, streets, and public buildings from bombs, schrapnel, fire, smoke, etc. There were images of the rubble in the street, the fallen plaster in a room, the inside of a church in ruins, etc. It was not graphic showing wounded or dead people. The video which ran continuously held my interest from start to finish even though it was more like a slide show than a film. The video is just images, no voice over. It's not long, like 5-7 minutes, and we watched it standing up. While information about the war might be available in other places in Dubrovnik, I appreciated the convenience of seeing this video for free, steps away from other attractions in the town. Returning to the main street, I marvelled at how well the city had re-covered from the damage done. BTW, for a close up look of the bell ringers in the clock bell tower, the Memorial Room has the original pair of "green" men tucked into a corner of this room. Sponza Palace is open in the summer months quite late, to 9 pm or 10 pm.
Written July 3, 2015
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Moyman
Leeds, UK81 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We visited after visiting the museum on mount Srd and this tribute brought reality to the comprehensive explanations given there. This is a memorial and a full and detailed account of the Homeland War can be found elsewhere. A rightful tribute in the heart of the old town of Dubrovnik. Free of charge. Perhaps ignore those giving a 1/5 who clearly don't quite get it!!
Written July 21, 2014
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Hugary1
Sydney, Australia7,972 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
A sobering place to see such young people who died in this conflict. Well presented and without bias that could have been allowed to occur.
Written October 25, 2020
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billhrsh
Allentown, PA77 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
We overlooked our homework on this visit, am grateful we found this memorial. Proud. Sad. Humbling. Well maintained. Is remorsefully respectful. Thank you for teaching us.
Written November 15, 2019
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Silvia Mingramm
Ladera Ranch, CA13 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019
It is a beautiful building with photos of all the people who were killed during the recent war, very sad. You can see at the wall of this building and the cathedral's the holes of the shrapnel.
Written August 7, 2019
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Amy C
Arizona113 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019 • Couples
The Defenders of Dubrovnik deserve your time & respect for without their efforts you would not be visiting this amazing Old City! It is a small memorial, it is very moving and you can take a bit of time to reflect and honor the men who lost their life to save this very special place!
Written June 17, 2019
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KilianPaul
Dublin, Ireland92 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2018 • Couples
Man can be so cruel to man. While Croatia is not faultless in the wars following collapse of Yugoslavia, the Siege of Dubrovnik was cruel. Just think, every local adult you meet lived through this siege. The TV photos are devastating, the portraits of those who died really bring it home, someone's son, someone's brother, a lover, husband, father. I too would die to defend my home town, if it came to it. It took a while after wards to align the sacrifice with the beautiful picturesque city when you walk out of this room. Remember, every brick was rebuilt with love and pride for the city of Dubrovnik. A huge sacrifice to defend the city, and a great work of love to rebuild.
Written September 10, 2018
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