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Sponza Palace

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Stradun 2, Dubrovnik 20000, Croatia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

At the bottom end of Stradun, this includes the lovely stairs where the fat merchant turned Daenerys down for financing her ships to attack Westros. Nearby is the Cafe Arsenal outdoor (and indoor) cafe, great for coffee cakes or seafood and beer.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank tsmarsco
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

[please note, this review did not for some reason appear when I first wrote it, so I am having to remember, several months down the line.] I suppose that in a city of many fine buildings, some of them will not have the cachet of...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Michael K
Reviewed November 7, 2018

Built it between 1516 and 1522, it is one of the only buildings to survive the 1667 earthquake. The reason, reportedly, that the roof tiles are the original colour and not the bright red of all other roofs in Dubrovnik. There are so many things...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Larry C
Reviewed October 24, 2018

Our courier told us that it wasn't really worth paying to go into Splonza palace itself and there's not much in there to see. However if you go through the main door and turn directly left this takes you into the War Memorial Room which...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Jo K
Reviewed September 27, 2018 via mobile

Another stunning building which survived the war and previous earthquake. Fascinating if you are interested in the history of Dubrovnik but also nice to experience the atmosphere inside. It’s only 25 kn to go in so worthwhile.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Ian S
Reviewed September 23, 2018

Sponza Palace was built in the early 1500's, a Renaissance structure designed by architect Pasij Milicevic. It is one of the very few buildings to survive Dubrovnik's 1667 earthquake. It's interesting just for that reason alone. Why this one? You're going to pass this place...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 19, 2018 via mobile

We walked past Sponza palace several times during our first couple of days in Dubrovnik without even realising what the building was. It doesn’t exactly stand out compared to the surrounding buildings. Yes the exterior is a bit fancier than the other buildings in line...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank issueskid
Reviewed August 31, 2018

We paid 25kn each to go into this Palace. We could only walk around the small courtyard and go into some side rooms, which had uninteresting displays - photos of old manuscripts with tiny unreadable labels. We couldn't go up to the upper floors. Took...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Mishoo78
Reviewed July 15, 2018 via mobile

Decent place, still in good shape after all these years. There was an exhibition there celebrating the people of the city who laid their lives down for the cause, which was really something.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank docboy
Reviewed July 4, 2018

The history of this building is interesting, and there are some architectural features worth viewing, but really not a whole lot to see in a permanent exhibit once you pay your ticket and go inside (there are some archived documents in viewing cases). We were...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Fraser R
January 29, 2016|
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Brighton, United Kingdom
Romantic wedding meal for 15 people (5 Replies)
Hello all, Im looking for ideas for a small wedding venue for us to have a lovely meal for 15 people including 6 children so needs to be child friendly close to Sponza Palace or within easy walking distance.
March 18, 2014|
Response fromMerryBanilow|
When are you going? And maybe it's just me but 15 people including children does not mean romantic to me...but when are you going?
Hertford, United Kingdom
Walking to the Sponza Palace from city walls? (4 Replies)
I'm getting married in the Sponza Palace in July and understand that the old town is a non-traffic zone, therefore can anyone tell me how far I will need to talk from getting dropped at the gates to getting to the palace as I will be in my wedding dress! I also need to let my guests know. Many thanks - in advance.
June 08, 2012|
Response fromMerryBanilow|
Yes go to the Ploce Gate, not the Pile...and the walk will be all downhill!
Michaela D
Trowbridge, England, United Kingdom
Wedding in dubrovnik. (2 Replies)
Hi everyone, I am getting married on the 29th of may 2014 in Dubrovnik, Croatia. I am staying at the Excelsoir, to save myself some money I was thinking of walking to Sponza palace instead of paying for a luxury car to drive me just a couple of minutes down the road but I'm worried about getting a bit too hot and sweaty in my wedding dress and getting achy feet in brand new shoes. Is it worth paying for the car or should I walk? Thank you.
February 17, 2014|
Response fromdjemiZagreb|
Examine Google Earth for the distance.