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The Rector’s Palace


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The Rector’s Palace (Dubrovnik)

When visiting Dubrovnik be sure to visit the Rector’s Palace, which was built as a mixture of three styles – Gothic, Baroque and Renaissance. Throughout history the palace had been heavily damaged or destroyed multiple times, but thanks to builders like Onofrio della Cava, Juraj Dalmatinac and Michelozzo of Florence, it retained its majestic appearance. On the second floor of the Rector’s Palace, above the doorway that used to connect the Rector’s Palace to the Major Council Palace (now the Town Hall), there is an inscription: “Forget private, tend to public affairs”. In addition to the Rector’s office and his private chambers, the reception and audience halls, the Rector’s Palace housed the prison, the Minor Council, the Notariate, the armoury, the Court, and the Senate. Today, the Rector’s Palace is home to the cultural history department and the Dubrovnik Museums. Old styled furniture, paintings of local and foreign old masters, coins minted by the Republic, the original keys of the city gates, a number of important state documents and many other items are on permanent exhibit in the palace.

Category: Old town, Must visit, Museum-art-palace,


Pred Dvorom Street (Old Town), Dubrovnik 20000


GPS coordinates:
42.640349, 018.110736 (42°38’25.3″N, 018°06’38.6″E)





00385 (0)20 324 837


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Adults: 100 HRK (13.20 EUR), students: 25 HRK (3.30 EUR), organized groups up to 10 people: 80 HRK (10.50 EUR)The price includes nine museums (The House of Marin Držić, the Ethnographic Museum, Natural History Museum, the Rector’s Palace, Dulčić Gallery, Maritime Museum, Archaeological Exhibitions/Revelin, Dubrovnik Art Gallery, and Atelier Puntika).


Required time for sightseeing:
40 min

GPS coordinates: 42.640349, 018.110736 (42°38’25.3″N, 018°06’38.6″E)

Address: Pred Dvorom Street (old town), Dubrovnik 20000
Located in the Old Town of Dubrovnik in the Pred Dvorom Street, between the Church of St. Blaise and Dubrovnik Cathedral


If you are driving with a car show this translation to the taxi driver:
Molim Vas odvezite me do starog djela grada Dubrovnika i ostavite kod gradskih Vrata od Ploča (početak Ulice Frana Supila). Hvala!

You must also show to the taxi driver that he must turn on the taximeter:
Molim Vas uključite taksimetar. Hvala!


Additional translation:
Please can you tell me how to find this sight:
Molim Vas, uputite me prema Kneževom dvoru. Nalazi se u starom dijelu grada Dubrovnika u ulici Pred dvorom između crkve sv. Vlaha i Dubrovačke katedrale. Hvala!

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