Rector's Palace, Dubrovnik

Rector's Palace, Dubrovnik (must see)

The Rector’s Palace is a historical museum that depicts what the building was like in the 15th century when the location was the home and governing seat for power in Dubrovnik. The displays are set up so as to actually display what the old building might have been like when the Rector and the City Council used to meet there.

For a palace, though, it is very modest. Opulence has never been something that the rich of the area believed in. When you view the location, you may be surprised at how simple the design is. There is no luxury to be found. Instead, there are great old historical collections of metalwork, paintings, and textiles from the period, and you can also find the works of artists like Tintoretto and Bordone displayed.

The palace was built by Onofrio, just like the fountains located in the town. It was damaged extensively in the late 1400s. During the reconstruction, some more classic Italian Renaissance style elements found their way into the architecture. There was also an earthquake that damaged the building in the 1600s. At that time, the atrium was rebuilt, and some Baroque style elements were added.

Why You Should Visit:
You can go up the stairs to see the Rector's rooms. There are some gorgeous pieces of furniture and artwork to admire.
On the ground floor, the various rooms house some historic pieces from the jail and armory, plus lovely sculptures.
For 'Games of Thrones' fans, the courtyard was used to film the scene between Khaleesi and the Spice King (from Season 2).

Tip:
Try and get to the palace early in the day before the cruise ship crowds get there.
The architecture is beautiful and the place great to take photos, including after dark.
There's no English interpretation without the brochure so make sure you get one if you go inside.

Opening Hours:
Daily: 9am-6pm (Apr-Oct); 9am-4pm (Nov-Mar)
Sight description based on wikipedia

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Sight Name: Rector's Palace
Sight Location: Dubrovnik, Croatia
Sight Type: Museum/Gallery
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