Rector's Palace

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Stuff Edinburgh
Edinburgh, UK146 contributions
We visited the Rector's Palace because it was free with the Dubrovnik Card, but as it is one of the few more well-known sites in Old Town, we probably would have popped in regardless. It's a really beautiful building that has Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque elements, due to suffering damage from fires, explosions and an earthquake in the 15th Century and then different architects rebuilding different areas in their own styles.

I wasn't really expecting much, other than recognising another Game of Thrones filming location (Season 2 when Daenerys visits the Spice King's mansion), but it had a lot of interesting art and artifacts to look at as well - largely Italian. It's worth a visit, but will probably only take about 30 minutes to see all there is to see.
Written September 6, 2021
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Scoosh77
Wick, UK507 contributions
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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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Michael B
Bellflower, CA22,140 contributions
The Rector's Palace (Croatian: Knežev dvor) was built by the same Italian architect Onofrio della Cava of Naples, who built the city aqueduct and two fountains that bear his name in 1463. Over the century’s it has been damaged by earthquakes and rebuilt many times, serving as a watch house, prison, armory, and powder magazine.
The Gothic ornaments were sculpted by Pietro di Martino of Milan, and the capitals on the exterior column’s porch, were reshaped in Renaissance style by Salvi di Michele of Florence, and a baroque style ornate staircase and a bell were added in the atrium. There was also in 1638 a statue of local rich shipowner Miho Pracat added, who is the only commoner in 1000 years to have his own statue. (He did make a considerable donation to the Republic).
From the 14th century to 1808 it was the seat of the Minor Council and elected rector who governed Dubrovnik, and during his one-month term was unable to leave the building without the permission of the senate. In 1872 the Museum of Dubrovnik History Department moved into the building.
Today the palace has been turned into the Cultural History Museum, with lots of local art effects including the original bronze striker figures from the Bell tower.

TIP: Entrance into Rector’s Palace is free with the Dubrovnik Card or admission is
100KN ($16 USD).

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Written October 2, 2020
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Katie_TravelBoost
Harbin, China46 contributions
Really interesting palace and museum, lots to see and a beautiful building! There are a range of mini exhibitions on the history of Dubrovnik and the palace itself. Additionally, the architecture is spectacular - built around a beautiful central courtyard with grand steps climbing upwards, and lovely walkways giving it all a very spacious feel. It was also very quiet and calm, just away from some of the crowds gathering on the main high street (although this is during coronavirus, I suspect it is usually much busier).

The museum is included in the museum pass, which also grants entry to a number of other small museums around the old town, definitely worth buying. I think it is also included in the Dubrovnik card too (although I didn't buy this - too expensive haha!)
Written September 3, 2020
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Tsuni
London, UK27 contributions
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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Big_Jeff_Leo
St Helens, UK19,957 contributions
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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Dave48838
Greenville, MI544 contributions
This large palace (governmental building and apartments) flanks the main square. Inside, visitors see artifacts of the city, dungeons, civic offices and furnishings. The Palace has the best art collection in the city. Residential furnishings are elaborate, reflecting the baroque "empire" period. The whole thing can be seen in less than an hour. It is perhaps the best city building to tour.
Written May 21, 2022
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Enzo
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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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Russ Lacuata
Long Beach, CA8,491 contributions
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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The World is My Oyster
Orlando, FL19,433 contributions
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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