Rector's Palace
Rector's Palace
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  • Jacqal
    Bushey, United Kingdom440 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Small, a few items of interest but overpriced
    A small palace with some interesting exhibits and nice architecture. Way overpriced for the size and interest. They had a small exhibition of war photos from the 1991 conflict that were also worth seeing. We were glad we went but set your expectations as it is not some large grandiose palace
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written July 14, 2023
  • Jonathan S
    Tooele, Utah137 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fun Little Museum
    We went when we went to Dubrovnik. It’s a small museum, but really enjoyable and gives you some insight into the interesting history of the city. We used the Dubrovnik city pass, which also gets you on the city wall and other small museums/exhibitions. That pass made the visit worth it, would’ve been a little steep otherwise.
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written July 16, 2023
  • SnowyShasta
    Portland, Oregon2,312 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Interesting architecture and historical objects
    We visited the palace for about 30 minutes during a day in Dubrovnik and enjoyed our visit. We had the Dubrovnik pass, which made it free to enter. The building's exterior and parts of the interior courtyard are viewable without the entry fee, and the architecture was really interesting. Inside, the white stone and stairways were beautiful. We walked through multiple rooms which had a variety of paintings and furniture. We especially liked some of the very intricate furniture on display, as well as historical items from Dubrovnik such as the original bronze bell ringers from the clock tower, a display of an old version of the clock mechanism, and some iron boxes with fancy locking mechanisms that were really unique. Overall we were happy we took some time out of our day to visit and appreciate the palace.
    Visited May 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written September 22, 2023
  • Susan C
    Barnard Castle, United Kingdom315 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Smaller than expected but very interesting
    We had spent a week in Dubrovnik in 2018 but the Rector’s Palace was closed for renovation. This time we had only a day on a cruise ship visit, so wanted to see it if we could. We had expected to pay to enter but did not have to. I am not sure why. The museum on the ground floor was really fascinating especially the strong boxes and the larger than life size original strikers from the Bell Tower of the main square nearby. The courtyard and staircases are quite a sight, with a good few seats to rest for a while and take it all in. I can’t manage stairs but my husband went up to the next floor and took many photos of the interesting 18th century exhibits. There is also a war photo exhibition, and as a bonus, very clean loos.
    Visited October 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written October 27, 2023
  • Stavrialena Gontzou
    Piraeus, Greece18 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A place of awe and wonder!
    Walking through its halls, I was transported back in time, surrounded by medieval furniture and echoes of the past. The rich history of the Old Town is palpable in every corner. As a 'Game of Thrones' fan, I noticed the striking similarities between the series' locations and the palace's interiors – it felt like stepping onto the set of the show. With the Dubrovnik Pass, entry is free, but it's worth noting that this only applies to your first visit. Any subsequent visits are paid. Exploring the Rector's Palace was a highlight of my trip, a perfect ten out of ten. The blend of history, art, and familiar scenes from a favorite series made it unforgettable.
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written January 2, 2024
  • tinaNtravel
    San Jose, California1,977 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A lot to see, worth the visit
    This is worth a visit and is included with the Dubrovnik Pass. There is quite a lot to see. From the main courtyard there are steps on both the right and left leading to different rooms that contain furniture, decorations, dishes, etc. from that time period. On the ground level there are other rooms, including a jail cell. The architecture within the courtyard is quite beautiful with arches on both levels. Be sure to notice the hand rail on the stairs, as the railing is held up by stone carvings of hands. The palace also contains some beautiful statues, paintings and the handheld carriages that the governor and/or his family would ride in. All in all, this is well worth a visit.
    Visited October 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written January 17, 2024
  • MARCUS
    Dublin, Ireland12 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Unkind receptionist! Rude.
    The woman at the reception is so RUDE! We were just confirming if the entry to the Rector’s palace is included on the Dubrovnik pass and she was so condescending lecturing and questioning us if we know how to read! Such a miserable woman wanting to ruin our day. Then suddenly she became nice to the ‘white’ people behind us. Racist! Otherwise, the palace is ok.
    Visited May 2024
    Traveled with friends
    Written April 30, 2024
  • babykong
    London, United Kingdom1,223 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful building, underwhelming exhibits.
    Rector’s Palace is a beautiful Gothic Renaissance building. But as for the exhibits, I was left feeling somewhat underwhelmed. If I didn’t have the Dubrovnik Pass and I’d paid to visit here, I wouldn’t have been best pleased. Do what I saw loads of people doing and just get a pic of the courtyard from the entrance!
    Visited May 2024
    Traveled solo
    Written May 19, 2024
  • David
    Telford, United Kingdom297 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful building
    I went here as it was including in my 7 day Dubrovnik pass. It's a beautiful building with some fantastic architecture and some very interesting items in the exhibits. It's not the biggest of museums, however it's worth a visit especially if you have the Dubrovnik pass.
    Visited June 2024
    Traveled with friends
    Written June 3, 2024
  • Kathryn W
    Birmingham, United Kingdom231 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Worth going to
    Very interesting place. More to see than you initially realise. Beautiful setting and architecture. At the time of our visit there was a photography exhibition of just how damaged Dubrovnik was in the war and its quite remarkable rebuilding. Worth the entry fee
    Visited June 2024
    Traveled with family
    Written June 29, 2024
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Enzo
21 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020
I am in deed in love in this kind of architecture. i walked through Dubrovnik old town all way around. I liked Rectors palace the most. Those big , white, massive, monumental walls with ornaments give me special kind of peace.
Definitely recommend for people who prefer city and historical side of tourism.
Written August 20, 2020
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SnowyShasta
Portland, OR2,312 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Couples
We visited the palace for about 30 minutes during a day in Dubrovnik and enjoyed our visit. We had the Dubrovnik pass, which made it free to enter. The building's exterior and parts of the interior courtyard are viewable without the entry fee, and the architecture was really interesting. Inside, the white stone and stairways were beautiful. We walked through multiple rooms which had a variety of paintings and furniture. We especially liked some of the very intricate furniture on display, as well as historical items from Dubrovnik such as the original bronze bell ringers from the clock tower, a display of an old version of the clock mechanism, and some iron boxes with fancy locking mechanisms that were really unique. Overall we were happy we took some time out of our day to visit and appreciate the palace.
Written September 22, 2023
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Scoosh77
Wick, UK835 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022 • Friends
Centrally located in the Old Town, the palace is worth a visit especially for the level of Architecture. Various works of art on show by numerous artists and you move from room to room show casing works of that time.

We did this as part of the 3 day Dubrovnik card along with other trips and well worth the money.
Written April 20, 2022
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Dick Z
Bangkok, Thailand3,811 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023
This museum, former palace, is included in the Dubrovnik Pass, which has the same price as the ticket for the Wall but offers some extras. It is a nice display of paintings and other objects. There is an interesting photo exhibition about the war in 1991. Probably the nicest extra the Pass offers.
Written May 2, 2023
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Jonathan S
Tooele, UT137 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Couples
We went when we went to Dubrovnik. It’s a small museum, but really enjoyable and gives you some insight into the interesting history of the city. We used the Dubrovnik city pass, which also gets you on the city wall and other small museums/exhibitions. That pass made the visit worth it, would’ve been a little steep otherwise.
Written July 17, 2023
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Stavrialena Gontzou
Piraeus, Greece18 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2023 • Couples
Walking through its halls, I was transported back in time, surrounded by medieval furniture and echoes of the past. The rich history of the Old Town is palpable in every corner. As a 'Game of Thrones' fan, I noticed the striking similarities between the series' locations and the palace's interiors – it felt like stepping onto the set of the show. With the Dubrovnik Pass, entry is free, but it's worth noting that this only applies to your first visit. Any subsequent visits are paid. Exploring the Rector's Palace was a highlight of my trip, a perfect ten out of ten. The blend of history, art, and familiar scenes from a favorite series made it unforgettable.
Written January 2, 2024
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The World is My Oyster
Orlando, FL21,653 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2020 • Couples
We really enjoyed walking around the building, especially at night. It really had a cool vibe around it, and made you feel like you are walking through history. The columns lite up at night and give it a unique look!
Written September 13, 2020
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Russ Lacuata
Long Beach, CA9,550 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021 • Couples
My top choice of Palace/Museum in Dubrovnik.

Built in the late 15th century, today the Gothic-Renaissance palace has been turned into the Cultural History Museum, with restored rooms, portraits, coats of arms and coins.

The building retains a striking compositional unity. The finely carved capitals on the exterior columns and the ornate staircase in the atrium which is often used during the Summer Festivals

Do not Miss this palace if you are visiting Dubrovnik.
Written October 21, 2021
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Big_Jeff_Leo
St Helens, UK22,648 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022
Today the Rector's palace is the home to the history department to museum of Dubrovnik. The majority of the halls have styled furniture so as to recreate the original atmosphere of these rooms. In addition to style furniture numerous portraits and coats of arms of the noble families, paintings of old masters, coins minted by the Republic, the original keys of the city gates, and the number of important state documents are on permanent exhibit in the palace.
Written June 19, 2022
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Tsuni
London, UK26 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022
Its the best museum in Dubrovnik, beautiful architecture with exhibitions over a few floors. It has a lot of room displays of the furnitures and artefacts including the keys to the city gates, portraits of the old masters, one of them was a famous mathematician, old coins and a few important original official documents. There is also a room where you can sit to read history books they provided and a board game for children to play.
Written August 16, 2022
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