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“Marin Drzick, A Man For All Seasons”

The Home of Marin Drzic
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Dubrovnik Museums Tour
Ranked #135 of 159 things to do in Dubrovnik
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Jacksonville, FL
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“Marin Drzick, A Man For All Seasons”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 1, 2013 via mobile

Here is the very house, the cradle, the very bed in which slept, tossed, turned, wept, laughed, conjoined and dreamed the very soul of Croatian renaissance literature. The many fine exhibits, especially the life-size statuary, evoke the thrill that every sensible person experiences when in the presence of immortal greatness.

And who better to present these hallowed treasures than the kindly, helpful amusing docent in whose charge these national treasures have been entrusted. Drzic's saucepan, his pestle, even his embroidered tablecloth. Cunningly she beguiles the visitor with mementos, never tarnishing your visit with shamess commerce in unrelated tourist junk. Who could criticize so dedicated a votary of the Moliere of the Balkans?

So ignore those carping critics who failed to see and enjoy what is here so boldly revealed

Visited May 2013
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Macclesfield, United Kingdom
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“None the wiser”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 31, 2013

When we entered (free on the Dubrovnik card) we were advised to read the biography on Marin Drzick. While comprehensive it left us confused as to Marin's occupation or main works (only after reading the Dubrovnik card guide days later did we find out he was a playwright).

Provided welcome relief from the torrential rain if nothing else.

Visited May 2013
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Swansea, United Kingdom
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“Appalling”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 25, 2013

If you visit only one museum on your trip to Dubrovnik then by all that is sacred do not make it this one. The layout is dreadful, with items on display that bear no relevance to Marin Drzic at all - indeed you will be hard pushed to name one fact about Drzic after visiting this place. When I visited the woman on the desk was better suited to being a prison warder with no desire to assist or be helpful or even attempt to be friendly. Indeed she was more interested in playing with her mobile phone than being welcoming and treated my visit as an interruption to many other things she would rather have been doing. There are many other far better museums to visit in the city -such as the Franciscan Monastery, Dominican Monastery and Homeland War Museum and suggest spending your time visiting one of these instead.

Visited November 2012
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Herts
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“Don't pay to go here!”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 19, 2013

Despite the terrible reviews, we did go with the Dubrovnik card. If you have two minutes to waste, and are expecting nothing good, it may be worth popping in. But it is not worth paying anything extra... It is tiny, has few exhibits, and seems to be about someone whose plays have been lost. I suppose the one positive is that it is actually open during the winter season.

Visited February 2013
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Tenby, United Kingdom
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“Even if you get a Dubovnik card DO NOT WASTE ANY TIME HERE.”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 7, 2012

The woman on the desk is the most horrible rude person who will spoil your view of Dubrovnik and make you feel like you are a complete inconvenience to her and the main purpose of her day -playing with her mobile phone. Reluctantly she will more or less throw the (tatty) audio guide at you (if you request one) shrugging as if you are an idiot wanting one. In fairness this interpretation of her off hand attitude to us and the audio guide would be correct as 10 minutes into the baroque style music and terrible commentary I started to feel my IQ plummeting and my eyes glazing over-I had to get out quickly. Essentially the 'Shakespeare' of Croatia was born here moved away asap -did fairly well as a writer had a few adventures and dies a disappointed man in Venice-you won't learn any of this at the house though. It is a badly displayed and curated collection of junk with no interpretation materials. DO NOT WASTE ANY TIME HERE no matter what type of visitor.

Visited November 2012
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