Rector's Palace
Rector's Palace
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9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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  • Dick Z
    Bangkok, Thailand3,242 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    A nice museum
    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.
    Visited May 2023
    Written 2 May 2023
  • Ian M
    18 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Excellent museum
    Included in the Dubrovnik city pass. Interesting hour and cool on a hot day. Don't bypass the small photo exhibition of the old city in the war, 30 years ago is not long and it just shows what people do to each other and historic places. Very sad. You can see the effort that's been put in by the people of Dubrovnik to bring it back
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 12 May 2023
  • Becki Jay
    Edinburgh, United Kingdom46 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Worth it
    Good value for money (about the only place in Dubrovnik so far). Lots of information provided throughout about the exhibitions. Don’t miss the thought-provoking Dubrovnik in war exhibition in the cellars - 30 years ago is really not that long ago.
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 7 June 2023
  • Ginges_revenge
    Brisbane, Australia4,735 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Good to see but not spectacular.
    It wasn't the grandest of places to see but it had some nice architecture and some nice rooms with exhibits. I loved the hand rail holders which were hands. As a G.O.T fan, it was good to see as it was the scene / setting for the Spice King's mansion.
    Visited March 2023
    Written 8 July 2023
  • Jacqal
    Bushey, United Kingdom431 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
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 14 July 2023
  • Jonathan S
    Tooele, Utah111 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
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 16 July 2023
  • SnowyShasta
    Portland, Oregon2,193 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
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 22 September 2023
  • Susan C
    Barnard Castle, United Kingdom322 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
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 27 October 2023
  • Stavrialena Gontzou
    Piraeus, Greece23 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
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 2 January 2024
  • tinaNtravel
    San Jose, California2,011 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
    Travelled solo
    Written 17 January 2024
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tinaNtravel
San Jose, CA2,011 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Solo
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.
Written 18 January 2024
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Stavrialena Gontzou
Piraeus, Greece23 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 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 2 January 2024
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CatharineB
Ottawa, Canada1,117 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Couples
Located between the Town Hall and the Church of St. Blaise, the Rector's Palace was built in the thirteenth century. It underwent reconstructions in Renaissance style due to damage to the façade due to an explosion and in the Baroque style after the earthquake of 1667.

In the Middle Ages, the Republic of Dubrovnik was ruled by a rector (similar to a Venetian doge), who was elected by the nobility. To prevent any one person from becoming too powerful, the rector’s term was limited to one month. During his term, the Rector lived upstairs in the palace.

Its present appearance is a culmination of many additions and reconstructions throughout its turbulent history. In the courtyard there is also the statue of Miho Pracat, shipbuilder, banker and philanthropist. This was the first monument erected here to an ordinary person in the seventeenth century.

The Rector’s Palace fulfilled many roles. Not only was it the place the rector lived and worked, it housed the Upper and Lower Council, was the site of many administrative offices, and home to public halls. It was also a prison.

Today, the Rector’s Palace is home to the history department of the Museum of Dubrovnik, which takes visitors back through the history of the Dubrovnik Republic.

The majority of the rooms within the palace contain furniture which has been recreated to suggest what the original style and atmosphere of the rooms would have been.

There are also pieces of art, coats of arms of many noble families, paintings from old masters, coins minted by the Republic, the original keys of the city gates, and a number of important state documents, all of which are on permanent display at the palace.

If you just stand in the doorway, you can generally get a free peak into the palace’s impressive courtyard. Our entrance was covered by the Dubrovnik pass.
Written 13 December 2023
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Susan C
Barnard Castle, UK322 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
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.
Written 27 October 2023
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Nicola W
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
We attended a concert by the Dubrovnik Symphony Orchestra one evening here and then went into the building again the following day as it was part of the Dubrovnik card museum pass
Written 1 October 2023
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SnowyShasta
Portland, OR2,193 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 22 September 2023
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Rachel h
London, UK154 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
About 30 minutes here. Interesting and nice building.
Probably the best thing we went in to in Dubrovnik.
Lots of cafes around it
Written 4 August 2023
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Jonathan S
Tooele, UT111 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 17 July 2023
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Jacqal
Bushey, UK431 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Couples
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
Written 14 July 2023
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Caroline LP
London, UK204 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Couples
We had a good time exploring the palace and would recommend visiting here. There is some interesting portraits and articles which help to showcase life as it was in Dubrovnik’s past.
Written 12 July 2023
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