Rector's Palace


The first mention of this place in the area of ​​today's Rector's Palace dates from the 13th century, when the fortress is mentioned. During the 14th century, the fortress was slowly transformed into a palace, following the example of the Roman and Venetian traditions. This beautiful place was the seat of the government and the prince of the Republic of Dubrovnik until the 19th century. In 1948, a cultural and historical museum was located in the Rector's Palace, which still testifies to the life of the old people of Dubrovnik. On the ground floor there are a dungeon, a courtroom and an office. Today, the Rector's Palace is also a place that exudes elegance and where various concerts are held in a beautiful ambience.

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Ul. Pred Dvorom 3, 20000, Dubrovnik


(12 reviews)
Palace, and that says it all. For me, this is the main building in Dubrovnik, a must-see for everyone.
If you are in Dubrovnik, be sure to visit the Rector's Palace. This is one of the most luxurious buildings, which gives an idea of the life of the nobility of that time.
A beautiful palace, in the very center of old Dubrovnik, we really liked both the building and the museum that is located in it.
Nice, interesting, and well preserved
This is a Venetian-style building that could have stood in Venice
Noah Sen
I took my history students for a tour and they were honoured to learn about the history of the palace especially of the Venetian princes and other nobles. They were impressed by the preservation of the cultural aspects especially the old way of the Venetian buildings design. Personally , I was fascinated by the fact that the clock was in good condition and still ticking after all this years. I was also thrilled by the wide range of historic collections in the palace such as well preserved artefacts. The interior design of the palace was amazing, it depicted small engraves on the walls.
We were able to learn about the historical background of the palace which was a plus for us. The artwork was awesome specifically the architectural style in which the palace was built both inside and outside. For memories, we took pictures and selfies as we admired the amazing statues outside the palace. It offered a great relaxing spot because of its natural beauty and cool weather around. The charming guides made our trip not only memorable but also an interesting learning experience.
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